This whole idea that the dead live on and are aware of what's going on here and now, strikes me as a horrible fate. Can you imagine George Wahington, Thomas Jeffereson or any other founding father being sentenced to observing the present madness going on in the nation they worked so hard to found. That would be a fate close to being cast into mythological hell!
Can you imagine the anguish of watching loved ones being killed, raped, tortured, etc. while you were powerless to intervene because you were in another dimension with no body to use in coming to their aid?
I know, people like to believe that they will be all-powerful, all-knowing, etc. once they reach the after-death state and that they will be akin to guardian angels, but I didn't see legions of dead Jews marching into Buchenwald and whipping nazi ass. No departed loved ones show up to shield grandchildren in scholl shootings or other outrages. I could go on, but I think you get the point.
Yes, it's comforting to believe that kind of garbage, but let's get real here! We all know it doesn't happen. History would read a whole lot differently if it did!