What would you take with you to the "afterlife" if you could?
There are many cultures around the world that prepare the dead for "crossing over to the afterlife". The Egyptians were most famous for entombing objects along with their dead, even going so far as to locking up their slaves with them to help them in the other world. Funeral directors often get requests to put tokens or objects into caskets to accompany the dead on their journeys. What would you take with you to the "afterlife" if you could?
Lela - Unfortunately (or is it fortunately) there is so little oxygen in the casket that the only chance of waking up would be shortly after being placed into it. As for me, I wouldn't take anything, I can't use it where I am going LOL.
You don't know that for sure, do you? If we can take our memories with us then how come nearly none of can remember our previous lives? I don't want to take anything concrete with me to the afterlife-there is nothing to me as significant as memory.
Fair enough. Then what I would take with me would have to be the complete works of William Shakespeare. It's safe to say too that if I were on a deserted island I'd want the same as a form of reading if I had to choose only one book.
My Bible. My wife, daughter's, grand childrens' photos. I could read, study, God's Word to further prepare me for what lies ahead for me. And the photos to keep me from getting that cold feeling of isolation.