Moderator note: This thread was split from another thread, for which the following discussion was off topic. For other parts of the discussion, see the following threads: Relationship of agnosticism to theist/atheism Why do people believe in God? Especially if compared to Anil Seth (neural scientist) proven claim that consciousness disappears altogether when the brain dies and conscious information processing stops. The proof lies in anesthesia (Hameroff). Note that the unconscious homeostatic control remains active even as the person is under anesthesia.