I believe in life after death because I am a romantic, ...........Without life after death, life is not a romance it is a sick tragedy, a cosmic joke. If God loves us, then I think he would want to meet us face to face, not just through a glass darkly. Love requires presence, communication and communion.
I am agnostic when it comes to visions and visitations. Too many are the product of psychosis and hallucinations.
Too many promote fear rather than love. Too many do not sound like the Mary or Jesus of the gospels. I would not trade the Magnificat for all of Mary’s so called visitations.
Marian apparitions of the Twentieth Century (here)