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some skeptics do occasionally present the argument that because there are so many differences between NDEs suggests they are not afterlife experiences. Their reasoning is similar to arguing the case that because the testimonies between a group of criminals are inconsistent means they are lying.
The world of the NDE has been described as the realm of pure mind where all things are possible. It is possible that if a person desires a mansion after death, they will get it. Or, if a person desires food after death, they will get it.
Our lives are primarily the result of our own past actions and thoughts. NDEs generally show that people are not forced to heaven, hell, or anywhere. Our destiny is totally up to us.
In many experiences, Christ appears; but he does not appear in all of them. Again, one might jump to the conclusion that if NDEs are real afterlife experiences, Christ would appear in all of them. However, there is evidence to suggest the reason Christ appears in many NDEs in western civilization is due to the dominance of Christianity in the west. In Buddhist countries, people meet Buddha. In Hindu countries, the god of death may appear. Jews may meet the Messiah. This suggests that at death, people carry all their perspectives and religious biases with them. It also suggests the NDE is often described in context of one's own religious perspective.
originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: anotherdaytoday
Now I wonder if and what comes after that?
After that . Nothing , no blackness , no ride to heaven , no paradise , your dead , end of story .
originally posted by: pl3bscheese
I'm with CJ, it's a physical process and tends to be culturally relevant.
What comes after? Death. Not much further off is pure oblivion; the wiping of any reminiscence of your existence having ever occurred.
Relax, a hundred billion come and gone without issue so far. The pain is for the living.