We are never born and we never die.
Each atom is a living thing, leading its own independent life.
These atoms combine into groups for an end, and the groups manifest a group intelligence, so long as it remains a group, these groups again combining in turn and forming bodies of a more complex nature, which serve as vehicles for higher forms of consciousness.
When death comes to the physical body, the cells separate and scatter and that which we call decay sets in.
The force which held the cells together is withdrawn, and they become free to go their own way and to form new combinations.