Since the dead are "conscious of nothing at all" we can be sure that no one will suffer.
Oh? And were did that assumption come from.
It's my understanding that the human is composed of two separate and distinct entities; body and soul.
Our body is a shell that enables our soul to interact in our present dimension. When we "die" our shell is discarded and our soul returns from where we came.
Those who have had NDE will strongly disagree with your statement. NDEer' say their ability to see, know and understand, when outside their bodies, greatly exceeds that then when they are in their bodies. The body, far from being the perfect creation, is an object that hinders their senses.
As for John, well I don't think he really knew what he was talking about. We are not judged by God. We are judged by ourselves. Our life is presented to us in our life review. We are shown scenes of the good and bad things we have done. We feel the joy we have given to others and the pain we have inflicted. This is how we learn.
Life is not a one time deal in which we had better get it right or else. It is a learning experience. It takes time. We will return.
A young boy named Marc, dying of incurable leukemia, said it best at a conference on death and dying in Montreal.
"I think that when you die, it's not all over. It can't be over because in my mind, it's just impossible. It continues-we just go back home. We go back home where we were before we were in this life. And that life is only something that we have to learn something. And when we learn that thing we go back home. We go back where we were before. And that life, of course, is limited to a certain time period. That is, external life. But the life that's inside is infinite, it never ends."
Lessons from the Light