The issue of after life has been a topic of discourse for a while. The religious and those who aren't have argued differently. The human is made of spirit soul and body. At death, the body decays, spirit go back to it's owner, and guess the soul of man becomes the contention here. Where does it go after life. Well, everyone is entitled to his opinion. Heaven and hell is actually real. We have been given descriptions of how they look like in the Holy book. They exist. For me, the traditional belive system in this holds no water. After death it is a judgment of heaven of hell
This is an excerpt from my book... see if it answers your question.... Among humans, persons of all ages die, there is no defined age at which death must occur â we have seen babies die at birth, the youth are not exempted and the aged are regular victims. Therefore, the occurrence of death is rather incontestable. The bone of contention among people in various fields of study and others who share varied socio-religious views is the idea of life after death. While some believe that death is the ultimate end of man, others believe in reincarnation and yet another group teaches that death is not necessarily an end, but a transition to a new stage in a new realm. It becomes necessary to take a stand in this issue since it goes a long way in determining how we live at the moment. Taking a religious perspective, we see that a slight concomitance exists among the teachings of various religions with the central idea of an endless duration (eternity) with everyone reaping from what they had sown. The Christian belief is that there is life after death in which ones conduct on earth determines where one will end up. Basically, Christianity teaches that there is hell (hell fire) for the wicked ones and heaven for they who are righteous. The Buddhists consider life a journey, where one attains a state of enlightment by getting to enter Nirvana, the highest state of perfect peace and happiness where oneâs individual suffering and desires do not exist. Among the Muslims, death is the complete end of physical life and the beginning of a period of rest until the day of resurrection when Allah shall judge the living and the dead according to their works. Hindus believe in reincarnation â a rebirth which is largely dependent on oneâs previous life; in other words, good people reincarnate into better bodies while the evil ones return to a situation that could be a punishment for the lives they led. In the Greco-Roman faith, the ancient Greeks believed that people died and ended up in Hades, a gray and misty place where the lord of the dead ruled. Others believe in a paradise-like place called Olympic Pantheon on Mount Olympus, where gods such as Zeus lived and decided the fate of humanity. The people who lived good lives enjoy sunny pleasures of Elysium, those forgotten wander eternally in the bleakness of Hades while the wicked fall into dark pits called Tartarus. Irrespective of your religion, theology or philosophy, the existence of life hereafter is incontrovertible; the earlier one accepts it, the more meaningful lives we live. We tend to throw in much of our weight into perfecting our conditions here in a temporary environment. We need to understand that whatever we become and acquire here on earth, in this phase of our existence has little or no contribution to make to what becomes of us after death.