Life After Death: What Do You Think Happens?
It has a cool ring. It serves to give you more meaning to your short period of time to exist, on average, assuming nothing fatal occurs, to about 70-75 yrs. Then, poof! You no longer exist-not just for a week or month but forever. Forever is a hard concept for humans to grasp. It is hard to believe that one day, I will simply be gone and only those in my small circle of loves and friends will recall my existence, and when those die, a final erasure of my life.
At least famous personalities can live on in film, music and art. But, is there life after death? Is this just a play on words or stuff that sells books and movies to those seeking the refuge that there is something AFTER one dies? I think it is the possibility that it may exist that is like a hook to a song that you continue to sing and hum. No one will ever know because no one has come back from the dead, I mean, really dead. Yes, some accounts state a person died, went into the light, was asked if they wanted eternity or to finish life. I mean dead for days and then returned to tell the world what it was like.
Few movies have ever captured the possibility better than, " What Dreams May Come" with Robin Williams. Done in the late 80s, most of the movie is about his death in an auto accident and what occurs to him in the afterlife. Pure conjecture, of course, but stunning in its presentation and effects. You will be thinking of it long after it ends.
In my own screenplay, The White Room, my theory about what happens is that all souls go to a white area, call it an intermediate stopover where angels review your life's pluses and minus', contributions etc. Souls that are deemed bad simply remain idle for eternity. There is not fire or hell because the hell for them is being idle and never having a chance to return to earth via another life. Those not bad, have a second chance to learn from failures by reincarnation with only a scant recall of a past life that at best resembles an "oddity". One soul, an old woman, is selected to return to her former life from death after two weeks have passed. She has the mission to tell the world what it is like after death. Few believe her, even her loved ones have a problem with it despite records showing she died.
The whole topic is conjecture. Maybe we are simply dead after death and that is it-forever. Yet, I have a problem with that, that we have only 70-80 yrs. of life and that is it. One shot. Maybe the heaven is actually the life we have on earth.