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Originally posted by WWu777
I have a question that hasn't been addressed by NDE researchers.
During sleep and anesthesia, a person has no consciousness of the passage of time. So if consciousness is eternal, how can it be shut down like that? If consciousness can be shut down, then doesn't it follow that it can be destroyed too?
Also, if only some have NDE's and not others, could it mean that only some will have an afterlife but others won't?
These questions are never asked in interviews.
Originally posted by mainidh
Our bodies are just vehicles. Machines. Our consciousness doesn't feel pain, our bodies do. We don't experience the passage of time, we notice the changes that we associate with the passage of time.
If there is an afterlife, it's not necessarily going to be something we can understand, let alone conceptualise. So when we sleep, it's just the effect of our body resting. It's not a lack of consciousness as such, but only how we perceive it.