How can you remember being born when you were only a tiny little baby, now you're a fully grown man and you got to look death in the face so you best be sure you leave on good terms because who knows you could come back as a rockwieller or something.
You are right, that is one possibility. But would it be me? Would I actually be the dog or would that being be something new? You bring up a great question, but I have a unique perspective on this.
The person I was at age five, is not the same person talking to you now. The person talking to you now, will not be the same person talking to you tomorrow. I will have changed, perhaps grown, understood something more, or perhaps less (if you want to be fair). But it will not be me, or the same me, because the self is constantly changing. The only thing that links me to the five year old, is memory. If I had no memory of being five, I would never talk about being five. I can't even prove that I was five. There is absolutely nothing that I can use to convince you that I was ever five years old. The only thing we have to base it on is memory.
But what are memories? Are they stored in a super computer somewhere and just downloaded to our brains? Because from all the medical study that I have done, memories seem to be stored in the brain. Once the brain is damaged or ceases to function, it would seem that all those memories would be lost as well. If they are not lost, why are they not lost? Why would brain injuries cause memory problems but if the memories were stored outside our brain, why can't we access them then?
As the days go on, I remember less and less of being younger. Some times I can even remember a majority of the days of last year. Only specific things stick out in my mind. A majority of my life, I do not remember at all. There are only bits and pieces that I can recall. So after we die will we have absolute recall on every single memory? Or just bits and pieces?
Ha, life logic, rational, dont apply in the afte life does it becasue they're all human qualities not spiritual, so you best be at peace with yourself before you leave.
You are right, they are not spiritual, but then again I have no idea what spiritual even is. No one can even explain it so it appears to be nothing different than a fairytale. A wish in the sky, a hope or a dream. If it is something substantial why can we not identify it? I have no peace to settle because I am not in any sort of conflict.
EDIT: Actually on second thought, I am in conflict. If something can not be known or experienced, then why must it still be dealt with?