"When we die as humans our brains cease to function. We don't go anywhere, we merely stop functioning as the chemical processes in our body run out. The idea of consciousness is the self awareness that we are indeed a very complicated chemical reaction. Eventually the reaction must complete itself either by the breakdown of the vessel (the body) or the lack of input of the reactants needed (the lack of food)."
Pretty clinical, eh? Actually, he's right. We sure as fuck don't get reincarnated or float off to some cloud, strumming a harp. (I hate the effing things! Bagpipes even more!) The pseudo-Christian belief is that the redeemed go to heaven or hell, (I'll get two birds with this rock!) upon death, which is bullshit. While there have been exceptions to this rule about going to Heaven, throughout history, nobody has yet gone to a fiery pit full of other dead sinners and imps and devils. The Bible, from day one in Genesis, teaches that sin results in death... hence the fact that we all age and die. (A damned good thing, too, who'd want to live forever in a shit hole like this planet is?)
Genesis 3:1-3, explicitly tells us that Adam and Eve were told that they would DIE if they disobeyed God. I don't read ANYWHERE in that passage or anywhere else (other than that lying Satan's bullshit about NOT dying) where it says you'll either go to Heaven or a fiery pit. It simply says they would die, if they disobeyed, which they did. And, throughout the Bible, it says that death is the result of sin. Why would there be a final judgment if everyone were already in Heaven or the pit? There is a hellfire mentioned in execution of the unrepentant at the end of time, however, the word translated as "hell" in the Bible, simply means "grave".
Dealing with our blogger's former belief about reincarnation... this is just another version of that same lie that Satan told Eve, when he told her she wouldn't die if she disobeyed her creator. Just as the eternal torment bullshit is merely another way of denying the purpose God had in removing all possibility of the existence of an immortal sinner, by barring Adam from the Tree of Life, so the doctrine of successive lives simply accentuates the idea that man can perform his own expiation without an intercessor, given enough time. One can also see this heinous belief as the underlying foundation for the specious belief of evolution being the case for man's origin. Given enough time, man can do anything... WITHOUT God, of course!
In a nutshell, all humans cease to function, physically and metaphysically, at death. The invigorating, yet unconscious life force returns to God, Who bestowed it, and the body returns to it's elemental components - dust.
An immortal sinner was never in the cards with God, nor will He now or later contradict Himself by keeping the infidels alive for roasting for eternity. They will be dispatched, but, without extreme prejudice. They are simply killed and not given the opportunity for immortality.