A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
But let's face it, you have invented your own deal based on how *you choose to live your life* and created the 'afterlife dude and his philosophy' after the fact. Meaning just something to reinforce your desires, not the other way around. You are completely doing as you choose and making the rules...and then creating some greater authority whom you infuse with validating YOUR lifestyle. (In other words, you are really the ultimate authority.)
That's fine. It really means you have no accountability since you make all the rules, but we would all like to live that way (probably).
I am 32 year old single mother of three girls. Two in primary/middle and one 1st year of college. I am not a religious person and my daughters know I'm bisexual. I have never hit or struck them, nor humiliate them. I'm perhaps too open minded and permissive. I've allowed them and a few times, prevented them, from making certain mistakes.
A perfect mother I am not but I take pride in the way they've developed their own uniqueness.
Redneck, hillbilly, fundie, Bible thumper, cracker, split tails, geezer, loon, xenophobe, islamaphobe, and homophobe are not words of tolerance.