I think I may have stumbled on a revelation.
If indeed there is an afterlife... we would still be a shapeless, feelingless, and thoughtless nothing.
If our spirits will remain after we die, we might not feel, think, remember, or see the same way as we do alive.
The afterlife would be alien as we ourselves after death will also be a part of it.
In essence, in regard to the religious vs. atheism debate... There may well be an afterlife after all, but there would still be nothing there.
Or at least thats how I just imagined it.