Religion: After Death

Although Christian churches are officially committed to belief in Heaven as an ultimate reward for good, many a Christian considers it bad taste to speculate in detail upon life after death. Lacking evidence, a minister's conception of Heaven is not much more valid than was that of Mark Twain, who in Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven pictured it as a place where people do what they always wanted to do on earth; where, on sheer worth, a backwoods poet from Tennessee takes precedence over Shakespeare.

Spiritualists, however, claim to know much about the afterlife...

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