If we do not understand the existential and evolutionary context of an afterlife in other dimension\universe, then merely speculating about heavenly existence with a glorified body and an eternal soul has no much meaning. It is not about whether the concept of afterlife is true or not; the key is all about what is the role of men in the game of the greater cosmic evolution trajectory.
But whoever do possess the insight into the 'big picture'? I think only the dead has such a clear or deep perception of the ambivalent situation, but why don't the death come back to inform us, such as descending as a manifested angel landed on the front yard of Hollywood? This evidence may reveal the veil is real and the separation is permanent.
The concept of afterlife has many its internal ambivalence and illogicality. For those who want to believe, there is hope. For those who disbelieve, there is relief; and that is all the tricks about.
Ok, you are winking at me across the screen. For it offered you a vital piece of the puzzle and yet the rest is still missing. What the 'big picture' really look like depending on whether this piece of puzzle the crux of the matter... Ok the Gods are winking in the murky sky too.