The Search for Heaven
Can Science Tell Us What Lies Beyond Our Lives?
What happens when we die? Is there life after death? Does the human spirit continue to survive? Is there really a heaven? Of course, the major religions of the world answer “yes”—and ask that the conclusion be accepted largely as a matter of faith. But in a skeptical and alienated world facing the challenges of a new millennium, sometimes it seems that unquestionable faith is in short supply. But what if faith alone didn’t have to carry this burden?
Can scientific discoveries and cutting edge research actually prove the existence of heaven? If so, what is heaven? For the most fervent of believers, heaven is hallowed ground—the holiest of places. For profound skeptics it is nothing more than a collective myth—sheer fantasy. To be certain, one side is wrong. Perhaps the deepest human wish is that there is some existence after life on this earthly plain. The very concept of an afterlife is a basic belief of all the world’s great religions. Some believe that there is now proof that the place we call “heaven” actually exists.
This program tackles one of the most profound questions imaginable—Is there a physical heaven? This is not a religious quest; it is a serious investigation of some rather startling new findings. Experience dramatic reenactments, interviews, and comments from theological experts and scientists. The tone is “investigative” in nature, and the program is balanced and informative.
Program Type: Documentary
Year Released: 2004
Running Time: 53:00
Closed Captioned: Yes