I am always hearing this idea that the Word of Wisdom is important because our physical appetites will go with us to the spirit world, but we won’t be able to satisfy them since we are absent our physical bodies. This is offered as a reason we should not develop addictions to tobacco and recreational drugs. Apparently the spirit world will double as a giant rehab center with lots of people quitting cold-turkey.
It occurred to me while considering this idea that it would be very unfortunate if this turns out to be true for all physical appetites. Will we all be starving for food with no way to eat? Jamming Twinkies into our spirit mouths only to have them fly out the backs of our heads?
Will the half of the population with a strong libido have the same sex drive they had on Earth, but no longer the ability to satisfy it? If so, I imagine the spirit world will be a very crotchety place to hang out. Devoid of both chocolate and sex, pretty much everyone should find a way to be consistently frustrated.
So, should we look forward to a very irritable time in the spirit world, or is this whole thing about physical appetites going with us to the spirit world suspect in the first place? Can anyone think of any scriptures to bring to bear on the matter? What say you?