Well then my advice is not to discuss the matter with these people if it upsets both of you. I also think that Mr. EofK (sorry, about the abbrev. but I have trouble spelling your name) had an excellent point that this particular speculation is of no consequence to the salvation of your soul. Sometimes it is better to leave some things alone and turn our thoughts toward more productive matters. Are you interested in this subject because of your field of study? Please understand that I am not trying to hurt you or cause offense.
forgive me if I am prying, Juliana
No, you aren't prying, Juliana. You are right. I know that it really isn't crucial for our salvation. I just want to learn how to argue better with those whom I call "body loathers," proponents of the extremely dark, misantropic view on the human bodily existence. As I wrote before, there is this one man who keeps posting on a Ukrainian Web forum "Maidan," where yours truly happens to be a section moderator. That man is a Gnostic; he believes that humans were created "ethereal," without any appearance, any "heavy" flesh, and then, for their disobedience to God, they were punished (!) by "materiality," "driven into" these filthy stinking rottening bodies. Christ, in his view, deliberately took upon Himself this filthy rottening body, in order to... KILL it, and thus show us that body is but filth, that it does not matter, and we should leave its disintegrating, disgusting remains to this damned, hopeless "material world," from which our pure souls will escape to a better world, where there is no "filthy materiality."
Nothing seems to convince this man that what he believes is not quite Christian. He has hundreds of lines of quotes, both from Scripture and from Fathers (esp. St. Gregory Nazianzen and St. Gregory of Nyssa), supporting the idea that while the soul is "high," the flesh is "low," etc. etc. etc. When an Eastern Rite Catholic priest tried to reason with him, he wrote that some "false filth-blabbering pseudo-priests" just have no understanding of the real Christian faith, and that he will complain to that priest's bishop, etc.
And the most worrisome thing is, people do listen to this man, and sometimes express their understanding or agreement! Indeed, as one woman wrote in reply to one of that man's posts, it would be simply ridiculous to even imagine trillions of BODIES joining with souls upon Resurrection - where in the world would all these trillions fit? Certainly, immaterial souls are immortal, and will be (or are being) judged, and then joined with, eh, something - but not on this earth, and definitely with that which is completely unlike our present fleshly bodies. And Christ, of course, rose and ascended into Heaven in something that was/is entirely different from our bodies.
In a more practical sense, apart from these "theological" (or "quasi-theological") discussions, I fear that people who have this Gnostic body-hating mentality will influence on some state policies in Ukraine. They seem to have such a hatred towards sex. To them sex is the ultimate filth, the extreme manifestation of human depravity. When Adam and Eve were still in their "ethereal" bodies, they, of course, did not engage in anything THAT disgusting. Only after the Fall, when they received, as punishment, their filthy stinking rottening flesh, they acquired these evil, horrible "desires." Just to produce progeny, we, Christians, can, of course after asking the Lord and the most holy Theotokos to forgive us, have a sexual relationship - just once, quickly, mechanically, not allowing ourselves any joy, etc. And God forbid if we do "it" NOT for the purpose of having a child! That's abomination, the ultimate victory of the devil... One can imagine what kind of "family education" or "marriage counseling" will these people promote if their views prevail...