Karma In A Godless Universe
In a way, thoughts are real. Thinking about something or someone creates that thing or person to some extent. The more clearly or strongly something is thought about, the more solid or corporeal the thing becomes. So, thoughts of a person create a duplicate of that person. Therefore, thoughts about a dead person will create an afterlife for them by creating a duplicate of them. Good thoughts about the perosn will create them in a pleasing condition and bad thoughts about them will create them in an unpleasant condition because they are defined and created solely by the thoughts of them. So, under this sytem, every ill thought is a condemnation and the quality of a persons afterlife depends on how many people liked the person when he or she died.