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Originally posted by Audiokat
Here's what sounds like few silly points but they are genuine questions actually.
When people have NDE's and they see other people that have died, why do they see them as they were on earth? Unless you can somehow thought-process your own form and how you appear, it wouldn't make sense that they resembled who they were when they were alive. Here's why:
1. In an infinity/afterlife, we must assume that one exists forever. But, here's where the logic fails. We only come into existence at birth, so something which has a beginning, must also have an end. ( the obvious is that one becomes 'extinct' at death.) If we existed before birth, why then do we resemble who we are now in an afterlife? Population growth rules out reincarnation for me.
2. What is the soul? Why isn't it something that can be seen/felt or found on or within the body? Is the reason it hasn't been found down to the fact that it simply doesn't exist?
3. Because an NDE can be induced in an experimental capacity, it kinda renders it suspect, at least for me. The exact same experiences have been induced by the administration of drugs like Ketamine and '___'. Magnets acting on the Pineal gland have also been shown to produce the experiences of NDE's. Could this mean that the NDE is merely the brain sending signals to a dying body in order to make the process of death less traumatic? Kinda like a shutting down mechanism, an inbuilt defence system to reduce anxiety when the inevitable actually comes?
I'm not a non-believer but I do question things. In my opinion, it's silly to just accept things as fact without first weighing up the for and against argument.