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What is it like? *the "real" question is below. . . the following is to help explain what I'm asking:
In Revelations, it says that all you do is sing God's praises all day, however Christians have different ideas of what it really is, ranging from floating about in the clouds to experiencing some sort of paradise and eternal peace and happiness. Jews believe in some sort of afterlife, but the references are vague, leaving it more up to the believer to imagine what comes after death. In Islam, they believe that after Judgement Day, those who are righteous will live in Paradise. There are other beliefs that have some sort of afterlife, while others believe in Reincarnation.
Whatever you believe with regard to where the afterlife may be, or what it's like, what about those you love? What about those you don't? Will they be with you, too? What if, for example, your family is like mine, with members having different beliefs. My parents believe all the Christian dogma and are certain Heaven awaits them, and that those they love who have passed away are there waiting to be reunited. I, as an atheist, would not qualify for entry into Heaven, though, because I don't believe in the existence of any gods, heaven or hell.
Let's say, though, for argument's sake, that such things actually exist. Would a family like mine be reunited with everyone they love, except for those who have a different belief system? Would Heaven be such a wonderful place if they knew that people they loved, who were good, caring people, were spending an eternity in Hell because they couldn't be convinced of the particular religion?
Conversely, what about the people in your life that you can't stand? What if, for example, your favorite uncle loved and was married to a pious woman that you loathed? Would you all have to spend eternity together? What about your best friend's incredibly annoying other friend? What if your mother couldn't stand your husband, but all of you made it to Heaven?
Where do other people in your life fit in your vision of the afterlife?Answer Question
Answer by kity-bity at 12:22 PM on Jun. 30, 2012
I have died twice, and I can tell you that I am no longer afraid of death.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 2:44 PM on Jun. 30, 2012
Answer by okmanders at 2:52 PM on Jun. 30, 2012
Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:10 PM on Jun. 30, 2012
Answer by sahmamax2 at 4:13 PM on Jun. 30, 2012
Answer by sahmamax2 at 4:15 PM on Jun. 30, 2012
Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:24 PM on Jun. 30, 2012