When we die Are we going to be judged or are we going to a reincarnation??Or what?What do you think 

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Karen P.L. Hardison | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

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Well, now, what about the idea that there is both reincarnation and judgement? What if both concepts are true? What if some are appointed to return to act as guides and leaders (if they can manage to surmount social conditions) and what if others are judged for what they believed, how they acted, what compassion they showed, what tyranny the bestowed, what kindness they gave, what selfishness they had? This is equally an option: that an after life incorporates both religious beliefs, and there is religious substantiation for an after-reality that combines both. If I were forced to give an opinion, I might opine that a combination of both might be quite likely.

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William Delaney | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I can tell you this much for sure. When we die we go straight to heaven and all our sins are forgiven. All our bills are paid. All our ailments are cured. All our worries are ended. All our grievances are forotten. We don't receive any more junk mail or notices that it is time for our next dental appointment. We never have to get up to go to work again.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This is clearly a question of religion, but in some ways it does not matter which one.  I think that the idea is the same either way. It encourages us to behave better when we are alive, because there will be an afterlife of some kind.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I believe that we don't know.  I do not believe that we will be judged in the traditional Heaven/Hell way that we are usually told.  I do not think that a just and loving God would condemn almost anyone to Hell for eternity.  I cannot believe that there are many people at all who deserve that.

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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In my own personal opinion, based upon my faith, I do not believe in reincarnation. I, on the other hand, believe in a different kind of life after death. For me, as a Christian, I believe that I will go to heaven. Judgement will be made, based upon my life and acceptance of Christ alone.

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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The answer to this question, of course, depends on one's religious views. Many faiths around the world believe in some form of reincarnation, some holding that the form one assumes in the next life is directly related to one's behavior in this life. Other faiths suggest that the soul is judged after death, a proposition made explicit by Christianity, but one held by many different religions, including that of the Ancient Egyptians and Zoroastrians. Interestingly, some religions argue that the process of birth and rebirth is something to be escaped from, not to be continued; and still others believe that the afterlife, or underworld, is a grim, lifeless place that does not distinguish between people based on their behavior during life. But there is, of course, no definitive answer, only suppositions informed by one's own personal faith (or lack thereof.)

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