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Originally posted by indierockalien
I have this hasty though just now that maybe the only reason SOME people deny the existence of life after death or reincarnation is because they need an excuse to live this life like there is nothing else.
Originally posted by sirnex
reply to post by TheBandit795
In regards to this, a tv set receives a signal that is generated by some other source. In order for this analogy to work, consciousness (really just an ability to be self-aware, a mirror of empathy) would also need to be generated by an outside source and then 'transmitted' by some means to the brain.
This raises a serious issue in my opinion, from when is a species ability to be self-aware comes into play here? Is it always there, before birth? Does it first initiate when the sperm and egg merge? Is it after birth? What outside source is generating self awareness also?
This raises more questions then it answers.
First of all, everyone who experiences an NDE isn't dead, nor has ever died and come back to life. The body is still alive, but just barely.
There is another issue not being addressed either, only a small percentage of a population will even experience an NDE or OOBE. With populations increasing exponentially, it only makes sense that this percentage also increases exponentially and thus gets reported more often.
Originally posted by TheBandit795
reply to post by Lethil
That doesn't explain the veridical NDE's.