After posting a while back (...my Sunday candy companion...) about my first encounter as a child with death, and what I was taught to believe about life after death, I would like to ask you if you believe in anafterlife? I, as you may have gleaned from past posts, have trouble with the afterlife as articulated by most of the world's relligions but I do know energy does not die and that gives me some hope that something of each of us lives on....
Do you believe you will be resurrected?
Do you believe you will be re-incarnated?
Do you believe there is a heaven ... a hell?
Do you believe that after your death there is nothing?
Do you believe that if you live on in some form, that your current personality, memories, relationships live on with that form?
If you do believe in life after the death of your human body, what do you imagine your afterlife will be like? What will you be doing?
As I said, I was raised believing, as Jehovah's Witnesses teach, that I would survive God's ever-imminent destruction of 'this wicked system of things' and live forever, as who I am now, on a paradise Earth .... just as God supposedly intended before 'Adam and Eve's fall into sin'. Now, no longer a J.W., I do not entertain the illusion of that particular 'reward for obedience to God's commands'.
Of course, I would like to believe that my life goes on in some form, and that I would be re-united with my loved ones after death.......that would be a great comfort......however, as much as I would like to believe, I am uncertain. But, I am always open to learn otherwise. I know, it is an article of faith, but after being spiritually misled my 'faith' is weak. (This post, BTW, is NOT a request to be convinced/converted/saved - simply a request for your point of view.)
I am interested to hear your beliefs about what happens after death. So I respectfully request that you share them here, if you are so inclined. As in previous discussions, it is not my aim to convince you to embrace any particular point of view either. There are no 'right' or 'wrong' answers here - just our opinions/beliefs. This can be a place where we can share our views and see what hopes others, whom we respect, entertain about life after death.