an afterlife in heaven or hell, which would you choose?
I would like a perfect, eternal, blissful existence on earth with all the cool people who ever did exist, none of the a**holes, no death, pain or fear involved, just plenty of time to learn, create, explore and do everything available. And the possibility of long periods of hibernation to take a break when necessary.
Second choice would be something so cool and surprising we don’t have the ability to even imagine it.
Third choice no afterlife at all.
Door #A, Door #B, or Door #C. All w/ no clue as to what’s behind them than what amounts to others opinions, either then or now.
Since the Question asked for what can only be an opinion w/out disregarding the validity of any other Faiths (didn’t the Creator make us all in their image, w/ a core of their common Truth within?) & those who proclaim their own over others then proclaiming a greater or lesser Worth in the eyes of the Creator to them as well? Didn’t the Book have written that “thou shall not judge”? Each religion or Faith proclaims its dominance & yet each has equal merit in the eyes of the Creator. The Creator is not religious, but Spiritual & that supersedes all others. Religion is but a branding & Spirituality the Food.
In my view, worth nothing more or less than any others here, the Creator in their infinite Wisdom would not likely be as wasteful as to make souls to be used only once & then never used again. That seems to be a lot of work, like building & wearing out a Rolls Royce & then letting it sit forever in a garage… Like a floppy-disk, it seems logical that the life-experience stored in the soul would be collected & cherished & added to the Whole, the soul then washed clean & sent back to gain yet more, nothing more than as a container. Being of the Creator myself, as is everything & everyone else, that seems as good as any. I find hypocritical any global-judgment statements to the contrary.
The thought that there must be a specific place like heaven & hell or a “lake of fire” holds as much validity as the belief that there are 72 virgins waiting for those who are Islamic (I have a Question for them: What are women going to do with 72 virgins? Or aren’t they worthy of going to heaven?) The idea of heaven & hell is that which we create here for ourselves. Unfortunately, we seem much more adept at creating hell than heaven, but it IS a learning process, no? Ever see the movie “Oh, God” or “Brainstorm”?
Personally, I can’t imagine anything worse than the hell we might create right here on Earth if someone gets stupid & drops the Bomb, for instance, but I can’t (fortunately) imagine that either.
My Answer? I can only base it on what I know, & that the older I get the more tired I get (but balanced w/ wisdom & perspective);
I wouldn’t want to live forever. In fact, I’m eager to meet the Creator; I’ve got a lot I’d like to discuss!
Reincarnation is false. Jesus explains the true meaning of His words in the below passage:
“I tell you the truth, no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless He is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at My saying, you must be born again” (verses 5-7).
Jesus made it quite clear that He was not speaking of a physical birth, or a series of them for that matter, but one of a spiritual nature. Actually, the correct rendering of this text from the original Greek should use “born from above”, for that is precisely what is involved. Mortal human beings mate and bring forth offspring that were mortal and subject to death like themselves (“flesh gives birth to flesh” – verse 6.) However, the “birth” that Jesus spoke of was not achieved through natural reproductive means, but as an event initiated by God alone (John 1:13). When a person is “born again” as a child of God through faith in Christ’s redemptive provision of Himself on the cross, the Holy Spirit imparts to him a new nature that is not physical and therefore perishable (I Peter 1:23). Continued rebirth does not necessitate itself, for the individual has already entered God’s Kingdom of eternal life (John 5:24).
Beyond the veil of death, the expanse of eternity awaits us all. The decisions that we make now will ultimately determine our place in it.
As a Reincarnationist it’s my belief that anyone who doesn’t want an afterlife doesn’t have to have one. Each individual has complete free will over the choices he makes. If he wants to create a heaven or hell, he can do that too, but chances are he’s going to get tired of the stagnation of that kind of existence. Reincarnation is the natural process and it’s a beautiful thing, a wonderful and amazing adventure of awareness and learning, through space and time.
Those who believe that simply believing in a savior (and asking his forgiveness for their “sins”) entitles them to an eternity of bliss are also believers in a heaven which has a great many slum neighborhoods filled with nasty people who hate and backstab each other, who are arrogant and petty, who are just like they were in life (only dead). Believers who think they are as close to perfection as they can get in a single lifetime by simply believing in a personal savior obviously have no concept of what “perfection” is.
Ehh, there was a dude on here that said something about an afterlife here on earth to see what you missed. that sounds kind of cool…but i’d rather just cease to exist after life. Being here once is enough, twice is torment, and anymore would just lead to me killing myself over and over to make it end…although it wouldn’t happen.
Going with NO AFTERLIFE!
afterlife in heaven
“Reincarnation” is not true, and “reincarnation” has never happened, and never will.
The truth about death is that death brings IMMEDIATE heaven or hell, depending ONLY on whether you believed in Jesus for salvation, or not. There is no second chance to be saved, after death.
Heaven is eternal joy with the Lord! 😀
The lake of fire is eternal torment. Nobody has to be sent to the lake of fire.
So to be in heaven and not in hell, believe in Jesus for salvation RIGHT NOW!
Jesus is God, and Jesus loves you so very much! 😀
The truth about Jesus is that the only way to be saved and to get into heaven and avoid being sent to eternal hell, is by believing in Jesus for salvation, believing in faith alone that Jesus, who is God, died on the cross for all our sins as FULL PAYMENT for all our sins, and then Jesus rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Believe in Jesus alone for salvation, and you will be in heaven, no matter what!
Salvation is a FREE GIFT that happens in a split second when you believe in Jesus alone to save you! It is impossible to lose or “leave” salvation (John 6:39-40, John 10:28, 1 John 5:13).
Please pray now: “Jesus, I believe that You died on the cross to pay for my sins and that You rose from the dead, and I thank You for eternal life!” You will be in heaven with Him forever when you die! 😀
…how ’bout an afterlife on Earth.
Get back together with those who went before, still hang around those who are still alive, and perhaps see the world and all that you missed out on while alive. Just this time the trip is free. I could deal with that.
Hmm when it comes to karma, the idea is to eventually be free of the cycle of reincarnation, so personally I don’t know if I would want to wait that long, as for most it’s supposed to take lives, upon lives, upon lives. While the many second chances are nice, I don’t want the stress of doing everything all over again…of course I wouldn’t know it, but still as much as I think the oneness with the Brahman and release sounds nice, I kind of would still like to keep whatever personality I am…
That being said I’d go for heaven.
Living once is more than enough.
um…wow those are the two (reincarnation and heaven/hell) that i cant decide on. I think im siding more on reincarnation but im not sure :/
Seeing as the end goal of reincarnation based on karma is no afterlife, I’d go with no afterlife.
Reincarnation based on karma.
Barring that, no afterlife.
Not interested in heaven or hell.
No afterlife, thank you.
WOW THIS IS SUCH A DIFFICULT CHOICE!!!!!!! I JUST CAN’T SEEM TO FIGURE OUT WHICH ONE IS BETTER.!
Um, I think I’ll go with Heaven. Thanks
Too bad it doesn’t exist.
No afterlife. I’d rather not live forever. I’m quite pleased with this being it. I am not selfish individual who wants more.
No afterlife. Personally, the thought of my existence never ceasing seems so incredibly exhausting to me.
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