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Arnold Schwarzenegger speaking at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con International. Photo: Gage Skidmore.

Heaven is just a “fantasy,” says actor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Life after death is just a fantasy, actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently said. Responding to a question from fellow actor Danny DeVito about whether he believes humanity will endure, he recalled a similar question he was asked during an interview with radio and television personality Howard Stern.

“It reminds me of Howard Stern’s question to me: ‘Tell me, governor, what happens to us when we die?’” Schwarzenegger said. “I said, ‘Nothing. You are six feet under. Anyone that tells you something else is a … liar.’”

When DeVito pushed back, saying that “you don’t know,” Schwarzenegger clarified that he was referring to people and their physical bodies, not their souls. He also made it clear that he is uncomfortable with death and would prefer not to die.

“I said, ‘We don’t know what happens with the soul and all this spiritual stuff that I’m not an expert in, but I know that the body as we see each other now, we will never see each other again like that,” he said. “Except in some fantasy. When people talk about, ‘I will see them again in heaven,’ it sounds so good, but the reality is that we won’t see each other again after we’re gone. That’s the sad part. I know people feel comfortable with death, but I don’t.”

Although Schwarzenegger sees the idea of reuniting with loved ones in heaven as a “fantasy,” Got Questions Ministries cites biblical evidence stating that this will be a reality for believers in the afterlife.

“Our ability to recognize people in the afterlife is suggested in several passages of scripture,” according to the ministry. “At the transfiguration of Christ, Moses and Elijah made an appearance, and they were recognizable. Though they had departed this world centuries prior, both Moses and Elijah remained distinct persons who had not lost their identities. In Luke 16:19–31, Abraham, Lazarus and the rich man are all recognizable after death. Jesus was recognizable after his resurrection, so it stands to reason that we also will be recognizable in our glorified bodies.”

Danny DeVito plays Satan in the controversial Disney kids show “Little Demon,” in which a woman is impregnated by Satan and gives birth to an antichrist daughter. It also features Schwarzenegger.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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  1. I know we’re heaven is it is between your ears and your brain and the memory of whoever that you think of that’s where heaven is and as long as you think of someone I remember someone and they are in heaven

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