reply to post by GaiusMarius
From a purely materialistic point of view, we die and that's the end. If life is viewed from the standpoint of what physics and reality suggest
about our nature, we return. The Bible calls it baptism (Immersion of the soul) into reality. Jesus said, "you must be born again." The process
of baptism is built around the family we are connected to in this stream of life. No matter which side of this view you are on, the answer to your
question will be the same.
If it's a materialistic view, then the life you leave behind is the evidence you were here. That evidence can then speak to future generations as a
reflection of who you were in life. Everyone has the right to speak this reflection and those who follow always have the choice to change the image.
Nothing in life is easy. Death is only the end of those who produce no fruit.
If your view is spiritual in nature, then you will be born again. Those who you bring into the world will then raise you later. The effort you give
now generates the efforts and quality of life for you later. The entire point of baptism is to rise to new life. Knowing this, I raise my family
with all my strength.
1 Timothy 2
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15 But women will
be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
Why would the woman's salvation depend on how she raises her children? For the man, our salvation comes from protecting the opening of the tent
where the family resides. We are the OX.
Alef Bet and the Nature and the Story Language Tells
The truth is literally woven into the letters of the Hebrew language.