It’s highly ironic there has to be an educational effort to explain that after you die your are dead rather than alive. There is confusion about this all over the world.
An egregious example is the alleged promise to male Islamic martyrs they will enjoy sex with virgins in the afterlife. I’ve read comments by single Muslim women who say they remain celibate to be available in the afterlife.
I’ve wondered whether in Islamic countries there are news stories of people who, while unconscious, see the afterlife the way Christians in the West claim to visit it. My theory is anyone can achieve his/her 15 minutes of fame in the U. S. by claiming he has died, visited the afterlife and returned.
It seems like there is a book every month by someone who has died. I’ve provided a link to one below that can be ordered online and the author is available for speaking dates.
All of this explains the need for billboards like the one below which says, There Is No Afterlife. It is necessary to instruct people that, so far as we know, when you are dead you are not alive. People seem to understand that when they are alive, they are not dead. It’s the opposite that confuses them.
I understand main line seminaries have not taught the literal afterlife for decades. Yet, out in the field, those in the pews want to hear about it.
Atheists have their work cut out for them.