We human beings possess considerable ability to think and a conscience or a moral sense - that is to say, the ability to distinguish between right and wrong. Philosophy tells us that if we are going the right way, then we are good or virtuous and should expect a corresponding reward, but if we're going the wrong way, then we are bad or
evil, and should expect appropriate punishment.
Isn't it true that all the great of this world, kings, aristocrats and capitalists are the most righteous, and that the lower the level of position and honour the more vicious are people? You all know that this is not so.
Therefore, philosophy says that there must be a future state, where
the virtuous will be rewarded and the vicious punished. But philosophy cannot tell us how and where this future state, whether it will be achieved at the time of death or some time later. The only assumption is the assertion of many that the impossible is the interval between death and the beginning of the future state.