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My grandfather died and to explain it to me my mother told me he was living with Jesus. So one day she called a relative, and one of their grandkids answered the phone. My mother asked "Can I speak to Grandpa?" I had this stunned face and asked my mother... "You're calling Jesus?!"
When I was a child, I used to believe that if I died as a child, I might be turned into one of those Cupid-like, naked or diapered, sexless cherub children. Teenage and adult angels (I used to think people who died became angels) got robes, but cherubic children had to be naked or diapered for eternity. Heaven was beautiful but scary/humiliating.
I'm not sure if I believed the diapers were needed (as they are in babyhood).
I once asked my CCD teacher if eternal bliss in Heaven would get boring after a while.
When I was about eight or nine I believed that when you die, you become the animal that you hate the most. So I would become a fish, and after that a spider, then a worm, and so on. This to make you understand every being - so that you after many many lifes wouldn't hate any animal. I also believed that after you had been every animal, you got to choose wich animal you wanted to be in your next life, and in the next, and so on.
I remember that I liked my beliefe and that it made me fell very secure and not afraid of dieing.
When I was little I had never ever spoken a swear-word. My "friends" in the playground kept daring me to until I finally gave in and said "shit". They then told me I would go to hell forever and only those people who never swore would go to heaven. I was distraught that I had missed my chance and spent months saying sorry to God that i would never swear again.
i used to believe when you died you went to heaven and played sale of the century!!!!
i remember once going through the bible as a child and i randomly came upon something that said it was better for me to rip my eye out from watching adultery then to be cast into hell. and growing up with two very older brothers i can recall seeing a view R rated movies with some sexual scenes, after that i was scared out of my pants that God would throw me into hell when i died so i would pray everynight!
I used to believe when people are put in their graves after death that they either went to heaven or hell. If they went to hell then the devil would pull a cord from under the grave and they would just fall straight down to hell into a fire pit.
I thought that heaven was in the clouds. I mean, I actually thought that when I looked at the clouds, I was seeing heaven. Lol. This probably stemmed from the story of the tower of babble or something. I had no idea about space or anything like that. I also wondered how it was heaven that was normal and hell that was hot, because "heaven" was close to the sun.
When I was young my parents always told me that when you died you had beautiful white wings and could fly. They were horrified when I told them that I wanted to die!!
...Don't worry, I'm still here.
When I was younger, I used to believe that heaven was a very long bench. So one day I asked my mom,"when you die, would you save a seat for me"?
As a preschooler I used to believe that if we went to heaven when we died, we lived in heaven before we were born. I went around telling my friends that I went around heaven saying good-bye to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus before I was born and telling them I would see them later when I died.
Remember the Chao from Sonic Adventure? I used to think that your soul looked like these Chao, and when you died you would go to a place that looked kinda like Mystic Ruins! I used to play a lot of Sonic Adventure ^_^
When I was younger my mom told me that when you died you would go to heaven and there would be gold and jewels everywhere, so me thinking heaven was just a place in the clouds I decided that when I died(at the time I was kinda hoping I was young and not old when I died)I would just throw off a whole bunch of jewels and expensives things then jump down myself because I thought I would be alive again... I was a greedy little child
When I was about 7 y.o. I used to think that I was not really alive but I had died and my life was just a video in real play to show God what I had done with my life.
I was told that every good person went to heaven. And one day I was watching the History Channel and I realized how many people there must be in heaven. And I told my mom I should kill myself now so I could get a half way decent spot. So I believed that there'd be no more room left for me up there.
I used to believe that the transformers on the top of telephone poles were actually all individual heavens were people went when they died. Dont ask me why i beleive this, perhaps because heaven was in the sky and they looked like little boxes way up high were people might live. I thought everyone got one of those and it was heaven inside.
In church school we were always taught that heaven was in the sky.
My friend and I spent many a day looking out the window of our bus and trying to figure out which cloud was big enough to hold heaven.
i used to believe that the end of the world would come when the devil came to take over our world, but god (who was a giant ghost-like man with a large coat that had many pockets) would come and pick everyone up who had been good, and put them in his pockets, and we would be saved. but i didn't know what happened after we were in his pockets...
once I belived that heven is in the sky and you can see it when you fly.