Coleridge was sure that, after the cessation of their life on earth, all human beings experienced some sort of Afterlife.3 As he had believed this since an early age,4 his extended March 1828 exploration of life after death5 seems intended to determine not whether life exists after death, but rather how the Ideas involved may be formulated in order to teach them within a religious context. It may be observed, however, that due (in small part) to feeling a need to make God appealing within the scientific, evolutionary climate of his day, and as a result (in much larger part) of his own personal desires and inclinations, the ideas that Coleridge formulated about this Future State display a strong urge to accommodate both his scientific and religious beliefs.
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