How will we recognize each other "up there"?

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  1. The Examiner-1 profile image72
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    How will we recognize each other "up there"?

    In other words, do all souls of all religions go to one place, or do they separate and go to their own "heavens"?

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    Larry Wallposted 4 years ago

    We will find out when we get there. No need to worry about it now. I am sure it is part of the plan.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Just curious - the thought popped into my head out of the blue this morning.

    2. Mahfoudh Muhammed profile image61
      Mahfoudh Muhammedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You speak like you have Heaven for granted. Do you believe you have Heaven for granted?

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      Larry Wallposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I believe heaven exists and I believe that those who believe and follow the teachings of Christ will get there. I hope I measure up. I try my hardest.

    4. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Larry,
      That is the way that I see it too.

    5. Mahfoudh Muhammed profile image61
      Mahfoudh Muhammedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If you replace the word Christ with the word God then you'll have what I believe in.

  3. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    Good question. I tend to think souls recognize one another by means far more advanced than our mortal eyes and other senses. And yes, I think we go to our own unique afterlife, though I am sure we are also able to migrate (and visit one another) between these realms.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm...very interesting theory.

  4. Mahfoudh Muhammed profile image61
    Mahfoudh Muhammedposted 4 years ago

    In my religion, Islam, we believe that God will gather all his creatures from the beginning of time to its end on one field on the day of judgment.
    If you mean, by all souls of all religions, the people who believe the messengers that were sent to them then you are right. God will, hopefully, send them all to heaven.
    However, if you meant Islam, Cristianism, Atheisism, etc.. in otherwords all the current religions, then I'll tell you that no, only people who believe in God and believe that he is one and only will be sent to heaven.
    God forgives, by his holy will, all the sins of humans except one: claiming that there is another God beside him.
    May God have mercy on all our souls.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I mean will a Christian person who goes to his church ever see his Jewish friend who goes to his church once they pass away. Even though they have their own religions, both of them believe in only one God.

    2. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I believe my god Odin will let me out of Valhalla to visit my Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu and other friends in their particular sphere of "heaven". He's just that kind of great guy.

    3. Mahfoudh Muhammed profile image61
      Mahfoudh Muhammedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know, Examiner. I don't where I'm going. I don't know where my loved ones are going. I don't know where anyone is going.. I just hope the best for everyone. May God have mercy on our souls.

    4. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Mahfoudh Muhammed,
      I do not know which way that I am going except, at this moment in my life, I do not believe that I going towards the fiery pit (whichever direction it is) because I do not drink, smoke, kill,...

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    Dave36posted 4 years ago

    I'll have a bash at this if no one minds!...Now obviously i can't prove anything, not even to my self so it's just a theory...right?lol...The "we" i'm taking as "i", how will "i" recognise myself, and my friends/family etc.
    I reckon there's an actual clue to that ,each time you look in the mirror.
    Look back at all your old photo's etc, & see how many different bodies you've had already in your life...So the "we" or "i", is only what the mind comes up with...I know your talking about the "soul", & so far i'm talking about the body & mind...However souls & all religions are in my opinion, all manifested by the mind...Once the mind is taken out of the equation, we're left being led by our heart or soul...So when we're dead our mind ceases to exist, and so does all religion etc...We all go back to the same God in my opinion, & it was only the "mind" that ever came up with the idea of religion in the first place...I do respect religious people & their beliefs, but to me their all praying to the same God...As far as your question maybe we don't have to recognise each other...Maybe we're not who we think we are, in the first place?. :-)

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps as in the ancient saying, "All the Gods are one."? I believe there is truth in this, that the mortal mind sees the face of the Creator in a way that it is best prepared to do so.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I think that it was the brain which had thoughts of dividing into separate religions. When we die, the body and brain are left behind but I figured that the soul & mind came with us. I feel the thoughts are in the brain and the mind is in the sou

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      Dave36posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hey folks i'd really really recommend that you try meditating, i know it sounds like the most boring thing ever, but honestly it's the greatest thing you could do..Clear your mind/thoughts, & open your heart up..I wish i could explain more, no ro

  6. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 4 years ago

    Separation was the original sin. "No, God. I'm going to do it my way." Sudden darkness and catatonia.

    There is only one heaven with the one source of all. Religious dogma is not Truth. Literal biblical "interpretation" is an oxymoron and definitely not Truth. Only the spirit of scripture leads to everlasting life -- the place where we might well find Gautama Siddhartha Buddha, Yehoshua of Nazareth, King David, Moses, Lao Tzu and others.

    When you have the blindness of ego removed from your spiritual eyes, you can once again know as spirit. There is no uncertainty with such knowledge. it's not like the imperfect knowledge of this physical realm.

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