reply to post by daskakik
The question is, what is that purpose? I don't like the "for our own good" line of thinking. Sounds too much like "we're from the
government, we're here to help".
As I said, I've been thinking about this lately, and I've developed what I think is a reasonable working hypothesis. It's, perhaps, a bit
outlandish, so give it some thought before writing me off as a crackpot, lol.
There are two assumptions involved, the first being the fairly pedestrian "the afterlife, whatever it is, exists outside of time." As a Christian,
I believe that God exists outside of time (being eternal,) and that the dead are with him, ergo, they are outside of time.
Part and parcel with that, those who are departed have knowledge of the future. In 2010, I wrote a thread about one incident that happened to me,
which seemed proof of it. Yesterday morning: After Death Communication, telepathy, or just
a life saving coincidence
In that incident, I believe that I may well have died if my daughter had not called, but the seeds of her calling
were set days before I had my respiratory attack.
The second assumption comes out of that, and is rather unorthodox -- if the afterlife is outside of time, I think that it can be argued that we are
, or, put another way, the "me" that is/will be in the afterlife can interact with the "me" that is here, now. I have two pieces
of evidence for that, one is a personal experience that I can't really share, the other is an NDE report cited in one of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross'
books. In that report, a woman who are very fearful of dying, because she didn't want to be separated from her husband, became calm and happy just
prior to crossing over, telling her husband (still alive and would remain so for years) "It's okay, you're already here."
Now, if those two assumptions are correct, the reason that I think most likely that communication is largely blocked is to prevent what would be, in
essence, a time traveller paradox -- my future self coming to my present self and providing information that would alter what my future self would
Like I said, a bit "out there", but it explains the problem without resorting to the "for our own good" solution.