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  1. Yes, such were the Sadducees in ancient Judea, because of this they constantly argued with the Pharisees. Sadducees I deny the immortality of the soul and the afterlife in general

  2. It depends on what is considered God and what is considered the immortality of the soul.

    Even in ancient times, there were many opinions and teachings on this subject-Epicurus, for example, believed that with the death of the body comes the death of the soul. But the gods may well exist (as well as not exist). Many philosophers have considered the world as being permeated by a single Logos, with individual souls separating from it and then merging back into it. Is it possible to call it immortality, if in the end the soul loses, so to speak, its identity?

    At the same time, the concept of Logos may or may not be identified with God. That is, since the concepts of soul and god are not connected in any way, it is quite obvious that there can be any variations. And they will depend only on the view of the world: if you do not believe in God, but prefer to consider consciousness and soul as some kind of immortal energy-then why not? Will this energy be God?

  3. Esotericism is very diverse, and you can find many different (and sometimes contradictory) views in it. There are those who believe in God within esotericism and there are those who do not believe; there are those who believe in the immortality of the soul and those who do not believe. And it is combined in different ways for everyone)

    Very often, the personality of Godhead is denied and an intelligent universe is spoken of with a certain center of “intelligence”, like the point after the Big Bang, from which everything that exists emanates. There is an opinion that the Universe is God, but it is not customary to call it god to avoid confusion (after all, God is something separate, something religious, anthropomorphic, etc.). That is, God is Everything, and this is All – reasonable, as Carl Sagan said – “we are the way the Cosmos knows itself”, and in the end we are all something one. So there is no gray-haired old man in heaven, no devil, no hell or heaven, only the universe that knows itself.

    As for the soul, it's more complicated. There are the following views. The soul must go through a certain path of evolution (for this purpose, certain tasks in life are given so that we, solving them, become “better”). If we do not improve, but, on the contrary, degrade from life to life, as a result, our soul goes to lower levels – the animal world, then the plant world, then the world of stones (yes, in some places it is believed that stones also have a soul, but their evolution is incredibly slow compared to humans). And the soul, “going down” on this ladder, if I understand correctly, as if breaks, and the stone does not have a whole soul, which we have, but only a certain fragment of it. If you have watched the anime “Master Mushi”, you can imagine that these mushi are some “fragments” of souls. But to do this, you really need to try very hard, and persistently from life to life do not develop yourself internally, do not strive for anything. Therefore, we can say that the soul is not immortal in the end, if we adhere to these views. Nevertheless, these “fragments” can also climb the ladder of evolution: connecting together, go to the world of plants, then to the world of animals, etc. But the lower the step, the slower the evolution, the harder it is to get higher.

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