LOL okay Squinney....I'm hunting for my copy of "The Great Late Planet Earth". We really ought to dig up some of Edgar Cayce and Nostrodamus's predictions too.
To me there is simply too much evidence of a spirit world to discount its existence and, if such exists, it is only reasonable to go the next step and assume that part of us is part of it and will join it fully once we're finished with our mortal carbon-based bodies. I like to think that spirit beings can morph into whatever form they wish which would explain 'ghost sightings' as recognizable people, etc. Do I think anybody still confined to human existence knows how any of this works or exactly how it will be. No.
But it sure is fun to think about it and speculate and try to unravel the mysteries that are presented for us to solve. I think to believe there are no clues at all is as unreasonable as it is to think anybody living knows all the answers.
I should point out that evidence of a spirit world in no way indicates an existence of 'heaven', or a system of 'who gets in and who doesn't.'
To me there is simply too much evidence of a spirit world to discount its existence and, if such exists, it is only reasonable to go the next step and assume that part of us is part of it and will join it fully once we're finished with our mortal carbon-based bodies.
That’s actually quite an intelligent question, what is heaven like?
Truthfully, I do not know, but from what I get out of my study of scripture, heaven will be much like earth, there will be those that are great, and there will be those that will be not. It will be a monarchy rule, with people who have authority over others, but God will be the ultimate authority. There will be people who get to be with God in heaven, and there will be those who will not, I’m not speaking of those that are in hell.
Actually glad's Muslim definition of heaven is quite good: "What eyes have never seen and what human can't imagine." I think maybe some spirits have caught glimpses of heaven, but nobody still in their mortal body has seen more than a glimpse. And as for what human's can't imagine, I'm sure that is correct. Doesn't keep it from being fun to try though.
Yes glad, the Christian Bible also has some wonderful descriptions of Heaven that almost certainly fall short of how it is actually going to be for those who experience it. I have read some of the passages in the Qu'ran related to Heaven though I am less familiar with the Hadeeth. It will be fun comparing notes later on I think.
Welcome to A2K by the way.