Originally Posted by Susanna77
what's the general belief?
I would not concern yourself with the general belief. Popularity does not make a belief any more likely to be true. A thousand years ago, the general belief was that the earth was flat.
If your speculations about the afterlife are causing grief for you, remind yourself that nobody knows
what happens after people die. It is hard to get comfortable not knowing, and I think that's why death is so scary.
I don't know why anybody pretends to speak with authority on what happens after death, because they can't possibly know.
There is no reason to be upset, just be grateful that you had a chance to meet this person while they were around. Everybody in your life except you is a visitor. Accept their gifts and let them go when they go.