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What do souls do in Heaven?

  1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
    Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago

    If Heaven exists, what do you think -- or hope -- it's like? 

    You have no physical body so you can't spend eternity having sex or playing video games or posting to forums. So what will you be doing to occupy your forever?

    Also, if your "soulmate" went to the Hell, will you be pining away for her or him forever? What an eternal bummer that would be; not very heavenly at all...

    1. mohitmisra profile image54
      mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Heaven is s dimension of One where there is no time and it is a state of absolute biss.
      You will not feel the need to have sex or play video games  as its very different from the dimension we live in.

      Also, if your "soulmate" went to the Hell, will you be pining away for her or him forever? What an eternal bummer that would be; not very heavenly at all...
      lol  lol

      Not forever he or she will join you in heaven. smile One

    2. Jonathan Janco profile image75
      Jonathan Jancoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      If you have no physical body, you don't yearn for things like sex or video games or beer. And I can imagine that your able to anything you can imagine, being all free in the cosmos with no physical body to distract you . . . and I don't think your soulmate will be in Hell. Unless, of course, that's where we're all going.

      1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
        Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Uh-oh. There's a possibility I never considered.

        Wouldn't that be the ultimate surprise ending?!

        What a twist: Man's time on Earth is actually Heaven and when we die we all go to Hell!

        KIDDING! I'm just kidding!

        Um. Right?

        1. Jonathan Janco profile image75
          Jonathan Jancoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          And then there are those who believe that we live in Hell here on Earth and that the removal from the physical body is what we call Heaven.

    3. auntiebree profile image52
      auntiebreeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Christains believe they will be there at the throne of Jesus, singing his praises and all.  I believe in God, but I don't understand either.  All the hymns I heard about mansions of silver and gold and streets paved in gold.  How can it be enjoyed?  Guess we will have to wait and see.

    4. chukra G profile image59
      chukra Gposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      having sex non-stop smile

  2. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 8 years ago

    What did you say ... NO SEX ????  I want a refund   NOT      just kidding!   I think that I'm goina get a contact high like ya wouldn't believe!!!!!

    1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
      Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL
      Hmm. I wonder if people in Hell are forced to have BAD sex for all eternity...

      1. Jerami profile image74
        Jeramiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I aint goina wish it on um..  We will all figur it out sum daya

  3. Sanctus Vesania profile image59
    Sanctus Vesaniaposted 8 years ago

    Souls don't go to Heaven after death.  They remain dead.  The whole concept of souls going to heaven after death is a mainstream Christian teaching.

    1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
      Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm. I don't know if the concept of "Heaven" is limited to Christian teachings. Regardless I still wanna know what people think goes on in Heaven, or in any other after-life existence, if such things do exist. I wanna know what to pack before I leave. smile

      BTW, are you're saying "souls" exist? What are they? Are they physical objects? If not, how can they die?

      1. Jerami profile image74
        Jeramiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Don't let anybody fool ya.  Yes there is an energy in you that christians call a soul and it goes somewhere

        1. AEvans profile image64
          AEvansposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          It certainly does. smile

        2. Sara Tonyn profile image58
          Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Where do you think it goes? And what does it do once it gets there?

          1. Jerami profile image74
            Jeramiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Only thing that I know  is that that there is suposed to be a place that is prepared for us.  By the tone of voice I think that I'm goina lik  it

      2. Sanctus Vesania profile image59
        Sanctus Vesaniaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        The concept of the soul going to Heaven actually originated with the pagans, (Irony!)  So, I'm of the belief that the whole Heaven thing isn't limited to mainstream Christianity.

        Yes,  I do believe souls exist,  We as humans are living souls.

        1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
          Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          If I'm not mistaken, isn't Jesus' birthday (12/25) actually a pagan holiday? I believe the date was chosen by Christians to sort of detract from the pagan celebrations that day.

          Then again, I might be full of hooey.

          Anyway, I guess you figure death is IT, yes? The end? That's all, folks! No reincarnation of any kind?

          I'm kind of hoping we get recycled. Coming back as a spoiled house cat sounds pretty good. Except the menu sucks. I'm not big on the idea of eating fish or liver or a blend of the unknown that's labeled "Feast". But the crunchy treats might not be too bad with milk.

          Guess I'll have to specify that I want to come back as a spoiled house cat that belongs to a gourmet chef. Eh, not a Chinese chef though. I don't want to be a new recipe...

          1. Jerami profile image74
            Jeramiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Actually  the 25 is not Jesus's birthday, the Christians back then wanted to come to the party so they  "SAID" that it was Jesus's birthday so they can get in.  Recycling the soul??? good Idea, keep doin it till ya get it right???  I aint goina say .  But when summer is over maybe there won't be any more second chances. DON"T know won't say

            1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
              Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              When summer is over? Don't you mean winter?

              Isn't the full cycle spring, summer, autumn, winter, then adios?

              1. Jerami profile image74
                Jeramiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                I thought school is over just before summer. Graduate to next level if there is one.  summer fun then THA  FALL  (play on words)

          2. Sanctus Vesania profile image59
            Sanctus Vesaniaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            The whole 12/25 thing has to do with several pagan sun gods being born on that date, and the church trying to conform Jesus into another sun god.

            As for death is death,  I may not believe that anyone goes to Heaven, but I do believe in the resurrection, and I believe that Heaven will be coming down to earth during that time.

            Which, thank God, because the main concept I hear about Heaven?

            "We gets to floats on clouds and strum harps and sing!  :L

            1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
              Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Do tone deaf people go to Hell?

            2. Jerami profile image74
              Jeramiposted 8 years ago in reply to this
              1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
                Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Hmm. Can you dance? That might work. Gotta be light on your feet though cuz you'll be dancin' on a cloud.

                If you can't dance, are you good lookin'? Maybe you could just stand near the harp players, clap and be Heavenly eye candy.

                That is, if eyes exist in Heaven. Maybe like Big Brother watching you? Really, REALLY Big Brother.

      3. dahoglund profile image82
        dahoglundposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I think "soul" by definition is the non-physical part of a being. They don't die, the body does. However, in Catholic and some other teachings the soul and body are eventually reunited.

        1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
          Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Yep, that sounds like what they taught me in grade school.

          Jeez, I had the meanest nuns...

          Anyway, I never understood what purpose it would serve to get your body back. Will someone be putting in tennis courts or teaching aerobics in Heaven?

          And what if you were disfigured or disabled while on Earth? Do you get a makeover?

          This is all so confusing...

    2. Jerami profile image74
      Jeramiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I think that is one part that they got right.  There are many DIFFRENT kinds of mansions

  4. profile image51
    chucklinartposted 8 years ago

    I don't know if there's a Heaven, but I'm pretty sure a lot of Christians are in for a big nasty surprise if there is. 

    I'm also sure that if Heaven is like some country club where only Christians get in, I don't want to go there.

    1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
      Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Not even just to take a tour?

      1. Jerami profile image74
        Jeramiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Jesus wasn't about religion. Religion is weher you might meet Jesus but then he might take ya to the dance. We just don't know what we don't know ya know.  Good night gotta go shower and sleep.  If you are realy looking for answers you will find um. God ain't over there someplace else He is right where ya are. Close your eys and listen,  Maybe ya can here him?  If not today maybe....?

  5. megs78 profile image61
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    I've heard tell that heaven will be like one giant orgasm.  Imagine that!!!

    1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
      Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well now! There's an interesting concept I've never heard before!

      If believers are lookin' for a way to convert non-believers that might just do it.

      1. megs78 profile image61
        megs78posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Whatever it takes... wink

  6. IntimatEvolution profile image80
    IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago

    How can anyone possibly think they could actually answer this question? How are we suppose to know what they do in heaven?  It's not like we get to hang out there on a day-to-day basis.hmm

  7. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    What you do when you get to heaven depends on how you behave when you join the queue for the newly departed. Fact. So don't bugger about or start moaning when you get there. You'll be earmarked for Zombie-hood most likely smile

  8. atomswifey profile image58
    atomswifeyposted 8 years ago

    the purpose in us existing at all is to love God. To choose to be faithful to Him.
    Not our spouses. Since some here do not marry, or get divorced etc.
    People cannot damn us nor save us. Only God can and does.

    In that, I doubt very seriously when one faces God they are thinking of anyone besides themselves. As heaven being an etrnal place with God is the reward for a personal choice in either being with God or away from Him.

    Heaven in by all that it is UNimaginable.
    Its beauty
    Its splendour
    Its light being forever absent from darkness

    The better to question to ask really is what Heaven is not.
    Heaven is not a sin filled place
    Heaven is not a place of torment neither is torment present
    Heaven is not a place of death neither is death present
    Heaven is not a place of sickness or disease neither are those present
    Heaven is not a place of hate neither is hate present
    Heaven is not a place of evil neither is evil present
    and I could go on and on but you get my point.

    So I believe that what I will be spending most of my time in Heaven thanking and praising Him for all that heaven is not and all that it is! smile

    1. Misha profile image73
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Should I take it you cheat on your husband? yikes

      1. atomswifey profile image58
        atomswifeyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Our purpose for being, existing, having been created
        and please I will not even respond to that question as it is absurd

    2. Sara Tonyn profile image58
      Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That sounds a little bit like being a slave for all eternity...

      Yikes!

      1. Jerami profile image74
        Jeramiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I could be wrong but I do not think that MY God put me here on this earth so that he is all that I can see. He wants to stay in my perifial vision while I am enjoying seeing all of the beautiful that he made for me to see and touch. If all that he wanted for me to see is him he would have put me in front of his throne.

  9. profile image0
    A Texanposted 8 years ago

    What do souls do in Heaven?

    Party like its 1999?

  10. lovitt profile image57
    lovittposted 8 years ago

    I also wonder what we do once we get to heaven?? I can't even begin to imagine what there would be to do? My boyfriend died a few months ago, I all the time wonder what he's doing? So many questions. What IS there to do in heaven?

    1. Jerami profile image74
      Jeramiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I do not have a clue. I believe that even if I am cleaning outhouses while everyone else is at the banquit that He will see to it that I am happy. Hope so. He can do that.

    2. Sara Tonyn profile image58
      Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      So sorry to hear about your boyfriend. I hope HubPages will provide some healing therapy for you. Take care! smile

  11. lovitt profile image57
    lovittposted 8 years ago

    Yea, I guess that is all that matters. Well all I pray for & pretty much all anyone ever really wants is to be happy.

  12. profile image0
    Tech Stud(ly)posted 8 years ago

    As I recall, Jesus' actual birthday was calculated to be sometime in June. I don't remember how they concluded, but anyway, back on subject... When we get to heaven we will be worshiping God. I don't think there will be anything better than to praise the Creator. This may make him sound egotistical, but He's God! He has the right to be!

    1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
      Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think I've ever heard about a June birthday. Interesting.

      Re "when we get to Heaven", are we all getting there? Or is there a Hell awaiting some of us?

      I'm still pretty much hooked on the idea that we're all constantly being recycled. I don't see a final destination of any kind.

      But then I never was good with directions...

    2. mohitmisra profile image54
      mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You become god that's heaven a place of one ,The Light, you are the Light.

      1. aka-dj profile image77
        aka-djposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I doubt you know which way is up!
        You have got to be THE MOST self contradicting person I have ever heard (read)! Bar NONE!!! hmm hmm hmm

        1. mohitmisra profile image54
          mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          If that's the way you think why is my work ranked over most Bibles.?

          I know god and you don't so be a little humble. smile You can learn from me. smile

          1. aka-dj profile image77
            aka-djposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I have learned that you LOVE your books ranking. And also, I can believe anything I want, because I am god, and light and truth I have created the world, and that I am one with all things.
            I am the end of all things pertaining to me, and I create my future too.
            See I am a quick learner!
            Oh, and that you are another one LIKE Jesus. big_smile

            1. mohitmisra profile image54
              mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Been working on my book for ten years now and I am happy with my books rankings wouldn't you be if you were ranked over the Bible.?
              I teach the same way as Jesus did and I am here to guide you and not harm you. smile

              1. tantrum profile image60
                tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Hi mohit ! smile contending with fanatics ? yikes lol

                1. mohitmisra profile image54
                  mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Hi tantrum don't have a choice  his soul is also precious for me ,for the Light smile

                  1. tantrum profile image60
                    tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                      Good luck on your findings ! Don't mess up with my soul, please! I like it the way it is !! lol smile

                2. aka-dj profile image77
                  aka-djposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  There are fanatics in all walks of life.
                  Football is a great example.
                  Heck, they even get into fights over games. Now thats intelligent, rational and logical. lol hmm

                  1. tantrum profile image60
                    tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                      Just like hot believers ! lol lol

  13. Sara Tonyn profile image58
    Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago

    Here's a quick thank you to all who have posted responses. You've all been completely civil and that's almost unheard of in the religious forum here!

    What's great is that we don't all agree on whether God exists or Heaven exists yet no one has felt the need to be demeaning or condescending towards someone with a different belief. How cool is that?  smile

    Personally I've tried to keep things lighthearted yet respectful. The idea was just to have a fun, interesting discussion where everyone could have a few laughs and maybe learn something new.

    And I think we've proven that can be done. Thanks peeps!

  14. Davinagirl3 profile image60
    Davinagirl3posted 8 years ago

    I would rather be reborn, or disappear, rather than just lounge around all the time.  It seems like a waste of souls that could be re-used.

  15. andromida profile image75
    andromidaposted 8 years ago

    Heaven sounds boring.

    1. skye2day profile image79
      skye2dayposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      would you rather be bored in heaven or burning in hell?
      If you deny Jesus he denies you. we are in the end days. Look out the window.
      What if I am right? Heaven is far from boring. If you were in a paradise with lakes, waterfalls, huge suppers, wine, everyone loves,Jesus prepares a paradise for believers. No evil or gangs or fast cars will be there,it will be better. You may fly.
      Is that boring? You can play with lions or ride horses. Our treasures wait in heaven(scripture)
      Jesus died for our sin that is why he was crucified on the cross. Of course no evil will be there none, no gangs, no lies, no illness, no depression, no cutting, no bipolar, no manipulation, does that excite you? Sorry but what is boring?
      If you ask Jesus into your heart, believed he died on the cross and repent of sin you will be saved. (John 3:16)
      When you love jesus you want to do things that help him by loving others. We do not get to heaven because we are good but because he is good. No one would make it into heaven if Jesus did not die for our sins. Everyone sins. If you deny Jesus, then no heaven. Hell awaits you 4-ever Which Choice is it?
      Hell is real.  We are Gods children if you were a father would you not give your children wonderful things to do in heaven??

      1. Sara Tonyn profile image58
        Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        If you're right, that's great but what if you're wrong? That's the problem and the real question. Nobody knows!

        FWIW I don't think Heaven (if it exists) is full of Earthly pleasures like eating huge suppers or drinking wine or riding horses. We won't need food or drink because we'll have no physical bodies. Plus it's tough to ride a horse without a body. smile

        Maybe we'll all just play mind games!

  16. Valerie F profile image60
    Valerie Fposted 8 years ago

    Pfft. Who said Heaven is "just lounging around all the time"?

    Heaven is perfect happiness, so if you're bored doing nothing, wherever you may be isn't Heaven.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        if heaven exists,I don't think it would be boring. It would be heavenly. Shame I don't believe big_smile

      1. mohitmisra profile image54
        mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Well said and yes its a shame but I don't blame you as you got to see it to believe it. smile

  17. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 8 years ago

    This is only a possibility but what   IF   life is kinda like a VACATION for the spirit world. All sorts of spirits get to come here (kinda like SIX FLAGS OVER Texas.  Tha hard part is remembering what door we came in thru, or where we parked the cat at Walmart. Somebody might try to take us home through a different door. GOOD THING?   or  BAD  THANG!!!  ??

  18. zadrobi profile image61
    zadrobiposted 8 years ago

    In heaven...
    Some souls relax and drink tea
    Other souls look around and see what they can see
    Some souls greet and meet one another
    Other souls discover what they can in discover
    The souls move about gracefully
    And wonder about there place in eternity
    While looking happily down at Earth
    And enjoying their rebirth

    wink

  19. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 8 years ago

    Sorry I just had another brain cramp...  It would be nice if the earth was the center of the universe....  then there would be enough room for enough mansions for everyone to gather together in their prospective camps. Me wayyyy over there and that someone over here close enough to go and visit when I wanted to..And you, where ever you wanted to be.  That would be heaven for everyone.  I vote for that idea!!! BUT Do WE get to vote??  I don't know !!

  20. skye2day profile image79
    skye2dayposted 8 years ago

    There is no choice to just disinegrate,sorry. The Bible says Heaven or Hell
    Would you rather be heavenly or burn in Hell 4 ever with NO water?? U-tube has some videos made about hell. It aint pretty. (Revelation)
    The word of God is the only word that has never lied. Many things have come to pass that have been written. We are closer to the end time. Read John 3:16. If you died to night you want heaven. Read the scripture or google the scripture. Hugs and LOVE
    Ask Jesus into your heart, repent of sin, believe he died on the cross for you, for me. You will be saved. If I am right you may not be kidding around like this sorry but truth. I want no one to perish either does Jesus but he will not twist your arm to love him. Your creator, he made you for a reason. What is boring anyway? Google that one.

  21. tuneless profile image56
    tunelessposted 8 years ago

    Heaven is marketing personified. It is everything you want it to be, as hell is everything you're scared of. So it's different for anyone who believes and it's vividly accurate to all its followers.

    How good is that as a marketing concept? Impossible to prove or disprove while you're still engaging in this world, and irrelevant when you're not. The cynical amongst us might think that could be used to control people.

    Personally, if there's cheese and biscuits, I'm all for it, but I'm not going to worry too much about it. Better to make the most of the life I do know exists.

  22. tdarby profile image60
    tdarbyposted 8 years ago

    Wouldn't it make sense that we do what God does?  I believe He focuses all his time and energy on us.  If we are so fortunate to live with Him again, wouldn't it make sense that we spend our time serving others?

 
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