it always felt rather unatural the thought of seeing people who had been dead for years. How would they come to terms with the huge passage of time that had passed? How would they be able to cope with the fact that their family had probably hugely changed since they had died. Family dymanics would have changed and a whole new history would now be informing the family that they had nothing to do with.
Thats before you moved on to the issue of how did you explain that they had been dead for years and now where alive. And how would you explain that they weren't in heaven at all but somewhere totaly different?
And then theres the issue of their own spouse, who apparently they weren't allowed to be with anymore. They could only be freinds, and you can bet that the elders would be watching them like hawks to stop any "loose conduct"!
Since becoming an atheist i have felt great peace with the idea that my dead realitives and freinds have simply become part of the vast and unending circle of life. As will i....