I recently watched a finale of a tv-series in which the main character died. This character I had gotten to know over a period of years and became emotionally involved in their triumphs and pains. In this finale episode the character died. And I cried. It was a very emotional episode and I cried virtually from start to finish. So in context of this discussion, my question to counter these responses is....
Do tv-characters go to heaven?
For many people, characters on tv represent real people. And over the course of years people become invested into the lives of these people. Their triumphs are our triumphs, their pains are our pains. But at some point things end, and sometimes a character dies. We know they aren't "real", but regardless of this we still cry and mourn and wish the script-writers had chosen alternative ends. Mourning the end of a character in a series may seem a laughable scenario, but it happens (it happened to me just today when watching a series finale), and when it does we mourn. I wished to hell that the series didn't end THAT way, that the writers could have chosen a less heart-wrenching alternative, and in some strange way my life won't be the same without that character. Many of the arguments about animals in heaven could apply to tv-characters who I've known and loved and lost.
So, do tv-characters go to heaven?
~ Regards, PA