WHAT AM I? What am I doing here? Where am I going?
Personally, I find it impossible to accept the traditional notions about heaven and hell. Heaven and hell are real enough as states of mind - I have known people in both. But to believe in hell as an actual place where living souls are tortured eternally, you have to believe in a crueler God than I believe it possible for Him to be.
I once had a vivid vision of hell. I was outraged at the thought that the God of love whom I love could create such a place. But as the demon dragged me down into it, he said, "You don't have the right idea about this place. It's only here because you need it. If you'll look around, you'll see there is no one here except the people you think ought to be here."
As to heaven, I pray that we may one day attain it but perfect bliss would require utter selflessness and perfect love. It is pretty obvious that if we should get into it now, heaven would not long stay heavenly.
Whatever else life - present or future - may contain, it must contain change. The one essential element in life, the element that makes life alive, is change. To be what makes life alive, is change. To be what you and I are, here or elsewhere, is to change - and hopefully to grow.
I believe we are immortal beings.
"I am immortal, I aver,
For I must live as if I were."
Life does not make sense if this is all the life there is. It is too unjust, and I believe in a God who is just. Even more, He is justice. He is law. He is even the law that is love.