I can’t count the times a theological debate has ground to a screeching halt when someone, thinking they’ve finally found the question to stump this silly non-believer, asked me “well what do you think happens when you die?”

sagan-fellowshipI’m not going to go into my standard answer here, as I prefer you follow the link above and see for yourself how someone puts it far more concisely than I am capable of doing.  Needless to say, the real answer to what happens when we die is far more amazing, astounding, and astonishing than any myth or legend could ever top.  It continually blows my mind knowing that we are made up of the remains of stars that, having died, exploded and spread their matter across the cosmos, or as Carl Sagan said, we are made of “star stuff”!

What really takes the cookie in my book is that the gentleman who wrote the linked article referenced Babylon 5, which is in my opinion one of, if not the most underrated sci-fi show of all time (just beating out Lexx).  Star Trek and Star Wars are the usual “go to” reference for most people, but to reference the magnificently unique science fiction vision that gave us the unforgettable Londo Mollari, G’Kar, the Psi Corp, the Vorlons, and the Shadows, well that takes true dedication to the genre.

And he did it to highlight the fascinating scientific answer of what happens when we die!

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