Tuesday, 23 March 2010
My Response to Ah In...
This is in answer to George Stroumboulopoulos's campaign to answer Canadian children's pressing questions.
People all over the world believe differently about what happens after we die... some people believe that we go to Heaven, some people believe that there's a Hell - where "bad" people go to. Other people believe that we are re-incarnated... which means basically that our essence or what makes us who we are as individuals gets recycled into another living thing after we die. So, in this philosophy we could come back as a tree, or a bird, or another person, or anything really. Some people believe that nothing at all happens to us after we die. They think that death is the end of our entire existence.
I personally believe that after we die, our spirit separates from our body, and as a spirit, we will face our maker, sit down and have a chat with him, and then he will mercifully give us the blessings which we worked towards in this life - whichever blessings those may be... (It's a bit more detailed than that when you have a big conversation about it, but to simplify it - that's what I believe)
However young Ah In - It's up to each person individually to find their own belief about what they think happens after we die. The best way to go about this is to study all of the different sets of beliefs out there about life after death. The internet may be a good place to start. Then, you can ponder all of the things you've studied, and think about what you think might be right. Then finally - you can pray and ask God which of these sets of beliefs are true. This is a pattern that has helped me to find out what is true, and I think it can help you. Whatever set of beliefs you follow now, start with that, and build on it by seeking more knowledge and light.
I hope that helps you.
Becky (A Canadian in Scotland)