Suppose you get to the other side and you're surrounded by all your relatives and friends. Then you ask, "But where's God and Jesus?" The spirits look at you tenderly and say, "You'd better sit down for this one." This seems to me a very likely scenario given that the universe certainly doesn't act like anyone's in charge of it. What if we are all just paranormal salmon swimming up the cosmic stream towards higher states of consciousness? What if over there is exactly like over here, with beings just trying to survive and make things better to the best of their abilities? What if our spiritual destiny is to evolve a god collectively, over perhaps millions of years, like how all the trillions of tiny cells making up our bodies come together to form a human being?