Originally Posted by teddieriley
but what the hell do you think happens when someone dies? That they just vanish?
Who said anything about people vanishing? Most rational people are of the opinion it takes a very long time for your typical body to decompose before it is unrecognisable - barring extreme conditions such as a nuclear bomb.
If you want to understand the default
view that there is no afterlife, think back to when you were last dead, i.e. before you were born. That was nothingness, right? That's what many people consider to be what you experience (or rather, don't experience, because you won't experience a thing in my opinion).