Where is heaven? Possibly in Oregon. There, a self-described "bureaucrat for Jesus" named Paul Revere has been issuing Kingdom of Heaven license plates and passports from a 34-acre estate that he says belongs to God. Oregon officials aren't quite convinced, noting that Heaven owes more than $10,000 in property taxes.
Are there animals in the afterlife? Thomas Aquinas, the great medieval Catholic theologian, said no. But others--including an Anglican archbishop who believes monkeys have immortal souls--contend that God will renew and perfect all creation in the next world. Even "ants, bugs and all unpleasant, stinking creatures will be most delightful and have a wonderful fragrance," predicted Protestant reformer Martin Luther. Scholars disagree over whether dead pets will be resurrected.
Is there sex after death? Not likely. Although a case has been made in the past for celestial sex (medieval visionaries saw virgin women receiving kisses and sensual embraces from Christ, and 19th-Century clergy allowed for lovemaking between reunited spouses), most theologians don't buy it. They note that Jesus said there would be no marriage in heaven, and that post-mortem procreation seems illogical. Not to worry, though. "Spiritual intercourse" with God and other souls will reportedly make earthly sex seem insignificant. People who worry about no sex in heaven are like children who wonder if they will be able to eat candy during intercourse, philosophers say. They can't imagine a pleasure so fantastic it renders candy obsolete.