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Any concept as vital and complex as the afterlife is sure to have been the basis of the beliefs of countless people through the ages Regardless of race or nationality religion or moral standing the afterlife has remained a predominant issue in the beliefs of people around the world since the dawn of time As religions become more intricate and involved different myths emerged and events occurred that shaped the specifics of the afterlife for each different religion Ancient Greek religion and modern day Christianity are extremely different many respects however the afterlife and the basic concepts that are associated with it remain the same for both of these religions Good morning Ms Griffiths and class The basic beliefs and principles surrounding both Ancient Greek and modern Christian religions entail similar concepts and are formulated around the same ideas However there are some very clear distinctions that separate the two In some ways concepts originating from Ancient Greece are more prevalent then those derived from actual Christian texts are incorporated into a general idea of the afterlife as held by many Christians There are some major variations in the religious beliefs of the ancient Greeks and modern Christians and indeed there are a large number of inconsistencies within both religions themselves The similarities of both religions concerning the afterlife particularly the immortality of the soul indicates that the foundations of both religions are essentially the same Greek religion is polytheistic that is there is a belief in more then one God In Christianity there is a belief in one God The Ancient Greeks used mythology to precisely describe the afterlife Later Greek philosophers such as Socrates disagreed with the mythological image of the Gods and attempted to use philosophy to describe life death and all that may lie beyond Christianity is a lot less specific and views on the afterlife have been vaguely interpreted from the Bible as
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