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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
I find it interesting that people equate what happens in an OBE to what happens at death. Many believe that having an OBE or AP is like experiencing death, but I wonder myself if that is true. Since an OBE or AP happens when we are alive, it may be totally different than what happens when actually die. Or it could be similar. I have the same doubt about NDE's, and I have read many accounts of NDE's. What is fascinaticing to me about NDE's is how similar the experiences are.
Originally posted by johnnyutah
I think people believe they will reincarnate or have an after life because it helps them deal with death. I can't bring myself to believe it as it requires faith and I am not religious.
Originally posted by xxblackoctoberxx
It is not all faith. What about those incidents where someone will be born and then they will somehow know a different language or be able to describe the(ir) life in great detail when they lived somewhere else miles and miles away and then they can go to the persons previous family and verify facts.
Originally posted by KhieuSamphan
I don't know what it will be like, but I must admit that I have a real fear of physically dying but still being conscious and alone. What happens if, when you die, it is just basically like being in a dark room, alone with your thoughts and inner voice, forever.
Originally posted by Raideur
Due to the lack of evidence for any soul or spirit, and also due to the fact life itself presents no special fields or auras, but are simply molecules, like rocks or air, I see no reason to assume there is any sort of conciousness beyond death.