Like I said in my little note, I'm writing a post about my thoughts on the afterlife. I've posted about the protestant belief on it, Sola Fide, and I'm going to do my best to make this not turn into a massive rant about the hypocrisy in religion, if you want some of that, check out the first two posts I made, lots of it there.
Now, my views on what comes after death, much like my spiritual beliefs, are a mixture of what I've heard and read about other faiths and what other people think, and they are somewhat contradictory at times too. It's part of the fun of being me.
I believe in both Heaven and Hell, as for purgatory, I'm not too sure on that, I have no real feelings about it, but I find the concept of basically God having a waiting room outside San Francisco not too hard to believe. I don't think, however, that people can go to Hell. At least, not for eternity, maybe as say, a form of punishment similar to jail, and then you get to go up to Heaven. I think that Hell is Lucifer's punishment, not ours, and we won't be subjected to it. I also believe in reincarnation. Here's where you go "WTF? You can't believe in Heaven and reincarnation!", well, I do.
I think that when we go to Heaven, we can relax up there for a bit, chill out with Jesus or whoever happens to be up there, and choose to come back when we want. If we want. I suppose that if God needed more souls he could just make them, he is supposedly all powerful. Someone I know says that a medium (yes I believe in mediums, but I do accept there's a ton of fakes out there, it's hard to know a real one) told him that his girlfriends grandfather specifically picked him to go out with his grandaughter, when he was dead, and don't ask me how he knows this, but he says that he was conceived at pretty much the moment she was born, which I find kinda creepy lol, but it does kinda reinforce the whole "you were made for her" thing. Are your parents waiting for you in Heaven? Possibly, I guess you won't know until you die, but hey I could be wrong about all this lol, maybe after death what happens is that you simply get eaten by worms.
I also believe in ghosts, spirits, whatever you want to call them. People who haven't passed on, or are so determined to affect the world despite being dead, that they are able to come down here, or spirits that have to take care of something. They do say that most ghosts are people with unfinished business. Can John Edward hear them? Not very likely lol.
So yes, that is pretty much my thoughts on the afterlife. Basic summary, I believe Heaven and Hell exist, but that we don't go to Hell, not permanently at least, as it is the punishment of Lucifer, not us. I believe in reincarnation and ghosts, and that you basically get to pick when you're reincarnated.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment, and I'll answer them in a post, if it's more personal, then email me, and if you know a religious person, let them read this, and point out they can email me, I want hate mail lol.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I know I haven't said that before, but this is probably one of the first times I'm sharing a genuine opinion that I do care about, see you next time folks, I'll try to be more cheery then.