May 9, 2001    





What's your idea of heaven?

Living in Alaska with the best husband and greatest friends in the world.

Karen3, 46
, AK   USA

No pain or suffering, endless love

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

I believe in some kind of survival of the human essence, but I don't picture heaven as a place.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Not being depressed anymore, and not having to work at a job I don't like! (This is kind of a half-assed answer, I guess.)

etoile, 20

I think heaven is something so wonderful that none of us can ever begin to fathom it. That is why in the Bible we are told it has streets of gold and gates of pearls-they are really not made up of those things, but that is the closest thing that we have on Earth to describe the beauty of heaven.

Angela, 16
Bella Vista

Being in the mountains of Colorado with my best friend by my side.

Karen, 21

I don't know. I kinda like life here on Earth okay.... maybe heaven is one huge concert/club/beach/comfy bed with paul walker and tons of awesome clothes and food

Katie, 25
, FL   USA

Unlimited amounts of fat-free chocolate. *grin*

Talia, 23
, CT   USA

My idea of heaven? Well... heaven is not really a place - heaven can only be something where souls gather. As I believe in reincarnation, a soul comes there after each death for a shrot time, until a new body (of a human, an animal or a plant), is ready for that specific soul - and of course, for the time the soul is perfect.

I don't know, by the way, if a soul can really ever get perfect... mine is not.

Holger, 21

Heaven is being in the presence of Love.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

I do not believe in an afterlife. If thinking about a perfect place? It would be a sunny & mild day at the lake, hanging with a bunch of friends, with no particular aim in site other than to swim, eat, laugh and perhaps roast some marshmellows.

Felicia, 35

Either being alone on top of a mountain,with an overcast sky and wind blowing through the trees, or waking up on a day of no school and lounging around in my pyjamas watching Sailormoon, Pokemon and other weird cartoons until noon.

Shanna, 16
Cardiff  ENGLAND

being curled up on a couch,with a room full of dogs and a few cats,reading a good book,looking out on a mare and newborn foal with their muzzles covered in snow flakes,on my land.


i don't know, don't want to tempt fate, don't believe in it.


An eternity of all things positive; no hunger, no hate, no sense of need, no pain, and a most wonderful reunion with all those who got there before us. I also believe there are angels, and they'll show us the ropes.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

I do not contemplate my life before birth or my life after death.

Jill, 60

My little slice of heaven are the family times we spend together - just my husband, our son, our dog and myself. They are the times we all curl up on the couch and read a story, the times we go to the park and laugh as the dog chases his softball, the times we sit on the floor and build with blocks and the times we snuggle together and sing kids songs. I dont think there can be any afterlife better than that and I dont think there is.


I vision heaven to be a beautiful, peaceful, wonderful place to be. I think the streets are as gold and beautiful green trees and beautiful colored flowers all over the place. I see people in long white robes and just in such a peaceful place. I see no one crying or depressed or quarling but the happiest and best of health they have ever been. I see loved ones and children there. It is a place that with God's help through this life I will make it there when I die to be reunited with family and loved ones.

Marci, 56
, OH    USA

I don't believe in the Christian concept of "heaven". I believe that there is a place that we all go to after we die. It's a place of spiritual growth and reconciliation, sort of a training ground for souls. It is a place we all rest at before we begin our new journey on earth. After a soul reaches a certain level of knowledge and enlightenment it can achieve total rest and doesn't need to make the Earthly journey again. I guess this is sort of a mishmosh of religions, but that is what I believe.

Maggie, 20
, IL   USA

For the world to be a place of sun, heat, music, to live in sensual dimensions of taste and touch, yeh, to love and be loved, without fear and hesitation, to be showered in niceness and beam out happiness, and - shine..

no-itsme, 29

Heaven is the dream you remember vaugly in the morning. You don't need to die to go to heaven. Sometimes people awake and don't remember their dreams at all. Death for them will be terrifingly blank. They will never know they are dead. Like closing your eyes and nothing more.

1. Hell is not existing and knowing it. YIPE!
2. Then there are athiests who cease to exist after death. (Their decision)
3. And then there are the dreamers who go on.

Jami, 27
, MA   USA

Being with my friends and/or family. It really doesn't take much to make me happy:)

Kevin M., 19

I don't really know yet. I try not to think too much about it and I'm not sure I want to imagine what it's like either. I'll just wait and see!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

My idea of heaven is hanging with the Legendary Big Guy Sarge...and all of my dearly departed animals (and family)... Also, being surrounded by dozens of dogs, cats, and some pigs...also, it is hanging with guys like Marcus Aurelius, Socretes, Aristotle, Sophocles, and traffic and never, eeeever having to file again.

age unknown, parts unknown

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