The person who wrote the June 18 letter to the editor “Use your own brain” does not believe in the afterlife; neither did the Sadducees in Jesus' time.
Jesus corrected the Sadducees in Matthew, Chapter 22, Verses 23-32. The writer also should read the New Testament account of Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead after Lazarus was in the tomb for four days.
Why would Jesus have bothered to raise Lazarus if, as the writer believes, that a person ceases to exist after death?
Consider Jesus' statement in John, Chapter 11, Verse 26: “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, though he should die, will come to life.”
Belief in God and the afterlife is a matter of faith that cannot be proved scientifically. It's sad that the letter writer is as unbelieving as the Sadducees of 2,000 years ago!
But that's his right, just as it is believers' right to believe in God and the afterlife.
To call believers fools and idiots is something I'm sure that writer would not like to be called.