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John Cleese on the possibility of life after death

August 10, 2020 | Comment icon 99 comments

Cleese has a keen interest in past-life studies. Image Credit: YouTube / UVA Division of Perceptual Studies
The 80-year-old comedy veteran is a keen proponent of the idea that existence does not simply end when we die.
It's one of the most widely debated mysteries of all time and a subject that has perplexed scientists and philosophers alike for millennia - what happens to us when we die ?

One man who has delved into this subject in more detail than you might expect is John Cleese - a man whose career as one of the legendary Monty Python troupe needs no introduction.

In an interesting piece in the Sydney Morning Herald promoting the comedy veteran's one-man show There Is No Hope, Cleese spoke via telephone to writer Karl Quinn on the topic of life after death.

"I don't know anything in detail, but I've seen enough evidence that something goes on, certainly for some people, after they die," he said.
"Once you start reading about that, you begin to realize it may be that consciousness is not produced by the brain. The brain is like a transmitter."

"It picks stuff up like a television set; the program's not made inside the set."

"I would like to do a TV series, trying to get people to open up to the idea of a life after death. Nothing to do with religion at all, purely to do with science."

Cleese is certainly no stranger to this topic, having previously moderated a debate on the subject and having shown a keen interest in the topic of young children recalling past-life experiences.

If he does go ahead with a TV series, it will definitely be one to watch.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Comments (99)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #90 Posted by Humbled Hypocrite83 1 year ago
Can we come to an agreement 
Comment icon #91 Posted by quiXilver 9 months ago
It is challenging to imagine others can be trustworthy, when one is aware that they are not trustworthy.  
Comment icon #92 Posted by godnodog 9 months ago
Cool, I hope to see more nonsense from all Monty Phyton
Comment icon #93 Posted by ChrLzs 9 months ago
Thing is, you can't really prove the existence of .. oh say angels, by simply rolling out a 1000 piece jigsaw showing a lovely picture of angels. Indeed, let's talk about that.  I have a jigsaw showing Paris at night.  But if wished to prove Paris existed, I would use OTHER evidence - wouldn't you?  Perhaps a quick trip and a tap on the side of the Eiffel tower, or similar.  Anyway, I would think it through and offer up my best evidence for the existence of Paris. So rather than quantity-but-no-quality and furious handwaving, why not simply select the absolute best evidence.  The one where wha... [More]
Comment icon #94 Posted by openozy 9 months ago
Don't worry even you will tap (or knock) on the door one day and think what a silly billy you've been.
Comment icon #95 Posted by psyche101 9 months ago
A ghost will come visiting and explain it all?  LOL, I really don't think it would be Chrlz having the epiphany
Comment icon #96 Posted by openozy 9 months ago
I was talking of Heavens door,  psycho 101.
Comment icon #97 Posted by psyche101 9 months ago
Bob Dylan or GNR?
Comment icon #98 Posted by onlookerofmayhem 9 months ago
Comment icon #99 Posted by openozy 9 months ago
Not Axel.

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