Η υστεροφημία ως ένδειξη ύπαρξης μεταθανάτιας ζωής
Γαλενιανός , Μιχαήλ
Posthumous fame has no meaning apart from life after death. Struggle for ideals means that life has a purpose and continues even after death. Therefore posthumous fame for achievements during life shows that life after death must be a reality. Somebody though could claim that this is not a valid argument for posthumous life, because people who honour dead already believe in life after death; so the whole idea is just a sophism. But the truth is that not only the believers, but also many people who say that they don΄t believe in God and in life after death do the same thing. They fight for their ideals and they honour the deeds of the same ideology. This paradox can be justified only in terms of denying life after death as a self- deception and believing in posthumous life as innate. So the argument from posthumous fame to life after death, though not a proof, is not a sophism after all, but a logical conclusion.