All biological organisms perish. To think that humans enjoy some afterlife while the other animals do not is arrogant and presumptive. The idea of an afterlife is a man made notion. Just as gods and goddesses are a man made notion. There just is no evidence to support an afterlife, nor could there ever be, because there isn’t one. Everything we need is with us, right here right now. To long, or wait to embrace an afterlife, is to negate the value of the life we have in the here and now. What a cop out. It isn’t any wonder that we have so many shallow-minded individuals running around.