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Am I scared?

Rambling thoughts about the unknown after death.

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Comment from Joey Ventris
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I should like to hear a little more, though you were confined by the rules no doubt on word limits. Nevertheless, what has brought you to this view has me intrigued, as does your question and answer approach to this writing. My point is it's an intriguing bit of writing I wish you the best. Because I feel I must offer a little in the way of advice (just from my opinion reading it and I am NO expert) some of the thoughts seemed out of place or not to flow precisely with where you had just been or were heading. Overall, and as a former altar boy, I enjoyed it a lot.

 Comment Written 08-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 09-Aug-2022
    Thank you very much for your kind review, I?m so glad you enjoyed it.
Comment from Ric Myworld
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I think we have all had our doubts about the afterlife. It's hard to always believe in what we can't see or touch. Faith isn't easy, but sometimes we just have to trust someone, and who would be more honest to us than God? LOL. Thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 26-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 26-Jul-2022
    Thank you for your review, I fully agree with you!
Comment from lyenochka
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I think you did a very judicious reflection on the afterlife even if you are not sure. What I liked is how you showed us the different ways you contemplated it as a child, as a teen, and then as an adult.
I totally understand what your wise father said. You have to have a sense of time for you to be bored. When we are bored, time moves too slow for us. But in Heaven, there will be no time, no death, and as Jesus promised, our own special place where we can keep learning, creating, discovering with out any loss of time. (John 14:2 "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.") So I believe that Jesus is the Truth, the Way, and the Life. He promised a place. I believe Him.
My father is 93. He was raised in a Christian home and believes the Bible but he is not sure of the afterlife. But I am sure. Not be cause of anything I did but because of Who Jesus is (God) and what He did for me, and what He promised. I think you can have this certainty, too.

 Comment Written 26-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 26-Jul-2022
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts!
Comment from Liz O'Neill
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I was raised Catholic, even was in the convent for 28 years, but for some reason the idea of heaven and hell never grabbed me. I never bought that fear stuff. Dying doesn't really phase me, I figure 'you're dead so no need to be embarrassed that someone might find a project you never finished.' When my classmates & longtime friends & short time friends pass & it is there birthday. I just say happy birthday in you new adventure. This always puzzles me : "If we lose our accountability, why bother to be a good person? For what reason?" I people believed that Jesus died for their sins, what's the point in trying to earn heaven. I've come to believe we go on learning new things in new lifefimes.

 Comment Written 24-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 24-Jul-2022
    Thank you for your review, and for sharing your thoughts. It is really interesting to read about everyone?s viewpoint on this topic!
reply by Liz O'Neill on 24-Jul-2022
    I checked in to see what others said. It is interesting.
Comment from Allezw2
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A rabbi, at a funeral I attended, stated that it is not possible that the energy of a life is simply dissipated into the ether.
Maybe so!
Those of faith, believe. Others vary in the certainty of such an after-death existence. (Some of these are quite fanciful.)
Regardless, we'll be the first to know, won't we.
Live long and write well,
Fantasist

*A Note: You incorrectly use the universal form of catholic. You were raised as Catholic, the specific name of the professed religion.

 Comment Written 24-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 24-Jul-2022
    Thank you for your review and sharing your thoughts! And well done on spotting the mistake, I corrected it now.
reply by Allezw2 on 24-Jul-2022
    You are quite welcome. Proceed apace.
Comment from John Ciarmello
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I would have to say that being more affected by the thought of death as years pass depends on the individual. I feel death is an end all to what our living bodies and minds encompassed, and there is no such thing in that realm as eternity, as stated by your wise father. We will have to wait and see. If we rest in blackness, just remember we have no idea of time. Eternity would be an anomaly and subsequently irrelevant. (SHRUG). My thoughts! Well written and well organized. I wish you much success with the contest. Best, JohnC

 Comment Written 23-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 24-Jul-2022
    Thank you so much, I?m glad you enjoyed my thoughts.
Comment from lancellot
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Are you sure you meant for this to be fiction and not non-fiction?
The rambling thoughts fit the subject matter and conversational tone of the commentary.

I was raised catholic, so the idea of heaven and hell loomed in the back of my mind, (but) as a distant, vague concept.

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 Comment Written 22-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 23-Jul-2022
    Thank you so much for your eagle eyed observation, you?re right it should be non fiction. I?ll change that, thank you!
Comment from royowen
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I'm so glad I didn't have much traditional religious education, but since I came into an actual encounter, I didn't really have a concept of "crime and punishment." I think anyone who lives in a background of law based on Mosaic law should know, but that was never enough for me. Ephesians 2:8-9 was what Martin Luther based his entire thesis on... GRACE through Faith Law will kill, but faith will save. Very, very simple, one single "white" lie, makes us eligible for eternal judgement. Well done, blessings Roy

 Comment Written 22-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 22-Jul-2022
    Thank you so much for your kind and insightful review!
reply by royowen on 22-Jul-2022
    Good job
Comment from Wendy G
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Interesting writing, and I like the conversational style. You are not pedantic nor dictatorial, yet you pose thought-provoking questions, admitting that your thoughts are simply that - thoughts, and that you don't have all the answers. Personally I believe in an after-life, perfect in every respect, hence not boring!
Wendy

 Comment Written 22-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 22-Jul-2022
    Thank you very much for your kind review, I?m so happy you enjoyed my writing!
Comment from Jannypan (Jan)
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You did a good job expressing your thoughts and feelings
concerning afterlife, JP. I enjoyed reading your contest entry.
You included both the pros and cons and let readers decide
for themselves. I agree with your conclusions,
Best wishes in the contest, Jan

 Comment Written 21-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 22-Jul-2022
    Thank you so much for your kind review!