Do you believe in an afterlife?
October 19, 2006 1:58am CST
Some people believe in a heaven and/or hell. Some people believe in reincarnation. What do you believe happens to the soul after death?
17 Aug 07
i believe in the celtic tradition of a hall of waiting where we rest and learn the lessons of the life past and rest from those lessons to rejuvenate and then return again. there are many cases ppl saying deja vu like been here before or repeating certain tasks etc meeting ppl and feeling like known them from a past life. each to their own i believe spirituality is from within a person and their understanding :)
15 Aug 07
Alan Watts said it better than I ever could but my frlling are pretty much in line with this. "Underneath the superficial self, which pays attention to this and that, there is another self more really us than I. And the more you become aware of the unknown self -- if you become aware of it -- the more you realize that it is inseparably connected with everything else that is. You are a function of this total galaxy, bounded by the Milky Way, and this galaxy is a function of all other galaxies. You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes. You look and look, and one day you are going to wake up and say, "Why, that's me!" And in knowing that, you know that you never die. You are the eternal thing that comes and goes that appears -- now as John Jones, now as Mary Smith, now as Betty Brown -- and so it goes, forever and ever and ever."
• United States
13 Aug 07
As far as heaven and hell go I think they are our lives with our without the spiritual path. I am hoping that I wont have to worry about resurrection or armegedon. I am hoping that I can get to passing grade and be caught up in rapture when the trumpet sounds. If it doesnt happen than atleast I will have helped to leave the world a bit better than when I came into it. Hopefully I will get to work anything else out after resurrection.
• United States
2 Dec 06
Yes, I believe in an afterlife, yet I also believe that heaven or hell are in life. I have met many people who live a heavenly life. Then there's others in hell...I believe the soul leaves the body and rejoins (the electromagnetic pulsation that is) God.