But discussion of heaven and an afterlife is indeed overtly religious.
How can this not be religious?
One does not have to specifically use the word "God" to make a point overtly religious.
Well, discussion of what happens after we die does not have to have an inherent religious basis. If you believe that Einstein was correct in that all energy that exists was present at the moment of creation of our universe, and that energy does not "go away" or otherwise disappear but rather simply takes different forms then the energy that constitutes our earthly being has to go "somewhere" in some form or fashion after we die. What that is we don't know but it arguably can be the basis for a "non-religious" view or belief in some form of "life" after death.
Now I am not a scientist and I am sure that others will post to correct my misinterpretation of Einstein (if I have done so) but I am an amateur scientist/space theorist and have been all my life. I read books on astronomy, space and physics for recreation for enjoyment. I am also a religious person as well but I have never worried about
a conflict between science and religion because to the extent we are able to understand how things work, that is part of our "original" design. What some call religion others call science. I have no problem with either, and I enjoyed the posting of the link.
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