reply to post by blocula
There's a difference between knowing something and experiencing it.
If you are a spirit (or whatever) and you have never felt pain can walk through walls, etc you're going to say "sure, I don't mind dying in a gas
chamber if that is what God/the universe/fate wants of me." You're also going to say, "My parents will abuse me? That's impossible. I do not
understand how they can."
Have you ever tried to explain to a child sex before they were capable of understanding or has anyone said, "I understand what you're going through"
to you when they didn't know because they haven't gone through it. Or the old stand by, "If I had been in that situation I would have done..." We
don't know how we'll react to something until we experience it. All the could have, should haves, what ifs and such are just theory until put into
Anyway, back on topic. My other idea for the tunnel of light thing is that it is like those loading screens (splash screen) that you see in online
games when the character warps to another location. You know, it shows you some kind of character or image from the game.
As you make the journey the screen shows up to load you into the new realm or as Wikipedia
the purpose of loading screens is "to disguise the wait period for game download or to notify the user that the program is loading"
Now if people start saying they see a giant hourglass or the pinwheel, I'll be concerned. The worst would be if we started hearing, "You're death is
very important to us. All our guardian angels are busy with other transitions right now. Please say in the tunnel until another is available." On
second thought the worst thing would be "Please press one to listen to this message in English..."
That's it no more pizza before bed.
Edit: Hmm, I wonder what kind of muzak it plays...
In all seriousness, I've read somewhere that people psychologically need "the passage of time" as a transition or guide that something has happened.
Have you ever been at partying at a rock concert and suddenly bam you wake up in bed and feel disoriented for a few seconds and are wondering "what
just happened"? How many time slip stories have we read and people had problems?
The tunnel could just be our mind's way of creating a passage of time. Our minds are constantly going. The tunnel gives our minds something to do
while we wait for either the other side or to be revived.
Could also be life's last chance at saving itself. That as long as you are in the tunnel you aren't "officially" dead and therefore can be brought
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