My Hypothetical Observation of Life After Death
The purpose of this article is to suggest a theoretical consideration of what the afterlife might be like, based on my unique perspective. I leave you with an interesting alternative view that I haven’t found anyone else considering.
I like to ponder questions with an open mind and envision things that we can’t see.
I have two thoughts on this particular subject:
- For the sake of sanity, I would like to think that we do continue in some way after death.
- From a scientific position, however, I tend to think there is nothing left when our brain stops functioning. Once that happens, all our knowledge and all our memory would cease to exist.
Those who believe in the afterlife have a clear explanation. "Our soul is what continues in the hereafter. It’s not our body."
Which is right?
Beliefs and Values
Some people prefer to have their own beliefs. I understand that I have limited knowledge of things that have no proof in our present life. The proof comes later, when it’s too late to share it with you.
I'm not a religious man, but I value the notion that there could be a hereafter. I don’t necessarily believe in life after death, but that doesn't stop me from thinking about it and wondering if it exists or what it might be like.
Existence After Death
We often think of the continuation after one dies as "Life After Death." I prefer to think of it as "Existence After Death."
If it does exist, life after death may not be what we imagine. We think of it in the same way as the life we presently experience.
In order to consider life after death, we need to think outside the box. For that reason I’d like to avoid the term “life after death.”
If we do continue with some form of existence, it may be completely different than we can ever imagine, so wouldn’t you agree that “existence after death” is a better term?
How Old Is Everyone in Heaven?
If there is indeed a hereafter, I don’t think we would be there in our present form with the body we have in our present life. If that were so, it brings up another question: How old will everyone be in heaven?
Will we be at the same age as that when we died?
Does that mean that if one were old and crippled then that will be how they continue to be in Heaven?
I sure hope not! That would not be Heaven. Would it?
If there were a hereafter, then we would no doubt exist in some other form. We don't take our body with us when we die.
Is Everyone in Heaven the Same Age?
When we go to Heaven and we meet all those people we knew in life, how old are they?
Do we meet everyone at the age we last saw him or her alive, or are they at some earlier age of their physical life?
What if they died after us? When we finally run into them in Heaven will they be older than we ever knew them to be in our physical life? Will we recognize them?
What if everyone is starting over in Heaven is an infant. What if that is everyone’s age in Heaven? Then, of course, we would be infants too. Who would be taking care of us?
Do you see my point? I'm having a problem figuring out a meaningful age everyone would be when they arrive in Heaven.
I realize the problem is that here in our present life we function under the constraints of time. That creates the confusion about everyone's age in Heaven. Once again, we need to think outside the box. We need to stop considering "time" as an entity.
Does Time Exist in Heaven?
The sequence of time throughout our lifetime helps us keep track of past experiences and plan for future events.
We usually have some sort of feeling associated with our memories. Some are fond recollections, and some are not so great.
The concept of time is something we can't comprehend being without. However, if we consider eliminating time from the equation, then we can resolve the question about how old everyone is in Heaven.
For that matter, I can’t imagine any reason why time is necessary in the hereafter. The entire attitude of managing one’s time, needing to be somewhere and not be late, synchronizing events, rushing to finish tasks, concern about productivity, and so on – well, that just doesn’t sound like Heaven.
If we accept that time is nonexistent in Heaven, then the concept of age is irrelevant. Therefore the question about everyone’s age is solved.
The answer is simple. We meet everyone in Heaven at the peak of their existence. Isn’t that a neat way to think of it?
Everyone in Heaven will forever be at the peak of their existence!— Now that's a thought you can take with you.
© 2017 Glenn Stok