Today I am borrowing my provocative question from Ursula at An Upturned Soul. In a recent post she indicated that one sign of “existential intelligence” is that you “regularly wonder what happens to us after death as well as where we were before we were born.”
I’m not sure I even understand what “existential intelligence” is, but I do have a position on where we were before we were born (nowhere, we didn’t exist) and what happens to us after death (poof, we’re gone and no longer exist). I guess that’s not very existential of me. Oh well.
But I thought it would be fascinating to find out what all of you think.
So today’s provocative question is all about the before and after:
“Where do you believe you were you before you were born and what do you believe will happen to you after you die?”
I believe that before we were born, our souls existed but we were given bodies at birth. And when we die, we return to our soul form. That is till the day of judgement. Then we will be given bodily forms so that we can enjoy either the pleasures of eternal life in heaven or the eternal agony in hell.
If there was no hereafter, there would have been no aim to this life.
If the life ended in death and there is no punishment or reward for bad or good deeds then, what is the purpose of life? Why is this universe created?
These are the questions that can only be answered if we look at the life from a theological point of view.
So since I have this belief or faith you can call it, I only wonder where I am heading after death. I hope for paradise or heaven and try to do good. Being good or doing good deeds for the reward is not a bad thing, though to be good for the sake of being good is its own reward too!
So where is the proof?
I guess we will only find out when we die, that whose point of view was right. But maybe it will be too late then.
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