I believe that the things we don't know are meant to be surprises, so I guess I'm just a Surprisist. All the big mysteries in life are like Christmas gifts; they are lying there, under the Christmas tree, but we can't open them yet, because it's still too early. We keep staring at them for days, speculating about what's inside them. But we still don't know. And one day, at Christmas, we can open all of those gifts. Some will be amazing, some will be lame, but we don't really mind, because even the crappy ones are all about the surprise and even for those crappy gifts we will thank each other. So the answer on all of those religious questions would be exactly the same (in my case then): I don't know, it's all a surprise and we're just not meant to know everything YET. Sometimes I actually do fantasize about how great it would be if someone discovered a kind of way to the Afterlife and back, and if we could just build some connection between here and there, so we could make phone calls to dead people or send post cards to them. But that's just me.