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Originally posted by I_s_i_s
Christians are predisposed to see jesus at the end of the tunnel, muslims see mohammed, hindus see krishna, cannibals see digestive people etc etc at the end of the tunnel. An atheist may see jesus christ too, getting another lash. It doesnt prove the existence of God.
Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
What you say makes sense, but one thing is unclear to me, and if that was purposeful, I don't need to know. I was wondering if you bellieve in an afterlife? Or do you mean that these people are just imagining it, and their brains are creating the images?
Originally posted by Fliesatnite
Could this also fall under the lack of oxygen theory? I don't think so, but... I can't say ALL of them can be neatly tucked into a NDE catagory, and I also can't say ALL of them are indeed from the same trigger either.... which brings me back to why do they all come back with the same message? whew... it hurts my brain just trying to consider all the possiblities..
Oxygen theory doesnt cut it. The first and foremost obstacle that we face while trying to solve the NDE mystery is that it cannot be reproduced at will. Even if we're ready with our logical tools, we have to determine which story needs attention. If people say they saw jesus, and God and unicorns and dead relatives and such and yet cannot provide any proof of being out of body, that experience goes out the window for scientific purposes. If a person who had an NDE is able to state a fact that can be proven true and if that person had no way of knowing that fact under any other circumstances ...then we have a successfull experiment. A few of these and we'd have a good sample to work with.
I don't want to get on a soapbox here or anything, I was just wondering if any of you had a theory as to why there is so many commonalities or similar accounts on such a wide spread basis?
I do not approve. It is understandable to not believe. Of course. But don't assume that these events aren't real. The person who was there has a better take on it. I know I did. It is easy to critical and assume the story is not quite right as told, cuz you don't know how to prove it, easy due to lack of information. When you have the information, you don't do that. You trust first. Not everybody on earth is crazy liars.
That's okay, I'm used to the skeptics and the non believers. I don't care if they don't belive me... I DO care if you are a believer and think I'm making accusations to the contrary.. I want to keep that line of communication very clear.
Originally posted by siriuslyone
In a way I think 'there but for the grace of G-d, go I' as I have not been seriously threatened of commitment.
Originally posted by Fliesatnite
Yes, I do realize we all work over there, but I would think that it's MUCH more gratifying! I also understand that we have time to do the things we always wanted to do here but never had the time to get to it. Such as, if you were a painter or a singer or wanted to play an instrument that is something that is available. Personally.... I can't wait. But, I realize I must, for all the obvious reasons. *sigh*...
Would you be so kind as to share your experience with us or do you not want to post it on a public domain?
YES, what I am going to do is go to the musicians gigs that include George Harrison, Roy Orbison., Robert Johnson, etc...There is LOTS of fun.
I do not mind you reading of my exploits, enjoy..
I do not doubt her, because of some of the odd things that have happened that did not only involve her. I was on the other end, and unless she has a contagious mental illness that can travel thousands of miles, she is for real. Not a fun time for her alot of the time.