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Why so many people including scientists suddenly believe in an afterlife
Maclean's ^ | May 7, 2013 | Brian Bethune

Posted on 05/07/2013 11:00:54 AM PDT by rickmichaels

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1 posted on 05/07/2013 11:00:54 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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It’s all happened before...


2 posted on 05/07/2013 11:01:57 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the 33 million illegals home.)
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To: rickmichaels

There’s no dead atheists.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 11:04:39 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: rickmichaels

They know the end is near.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 11:10:28 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: rickmichaels

Obama’s Amerika — proof positive that hell exists.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 11:11:30 AM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: rickmichaels

And the “visions” tend to correlate with whatever the person was trained to believe in. Like that kid whose book sold well last year or so, who “saw” a blonde-hair, blue-eyed Jesus.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 11:13:29 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: rickmichaels

We scientists are a religious lot. As Einstein used to say in talking of the existence of God, “God does not roll dice.”


7 posted on 05/07/2013 11:13:38 AM PDT by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: rickmichaels
Colton Burpo, now 13, “died” 10 years ago from a ruptured appendix, and spent three minutes of earthly time in heaven

It is appointed unto man once to die, then the judgement.

8 posted on 05/07/2013 11:14:15 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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ping


9 posted on 05/07/2013 11:22:44 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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Even if you took God out of the equation there is far too much evidence that suggests there is life after death. Tales of reincarnation, ghost stories, out of body experiences where they one back with knowledge they could not have possibly known or observed things that are other worldly and unfamiliar to them. I’ve literally heard thousands myself because this is one thing my wife is really into. Even taking into account charlatans / hoaxers the evidence is overwhelming. I’m guessing once the scientific immunity really e mbraces this that the liberals may start to worry. Maybe they have been the ones with closed minds that lacked sufficient creativity or imagination to believe that another reality may exist right around them. After you usually can’t see nitrogen or oxygen but you breath it every day.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 11:28:31 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Graybeard58
It is appointed unto man once to die, then the judgement.

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It seems rather obvious to me that human beings, regardless of intelligence, have absolutely no idea “how” death occurs - not all the signs of death are physical - if so, we have not learned to detect them.

Is anyone who was “brought back” ever really dead in the first place? I don't think so. The thought of it staggers my mind.

Satan can truly deceive.

11 posted on 05/07/2013 11:29:38 AM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: rickmichaels

<”And the stories offer similar proofs”>

And the stories were all deception...amid drugs and vivid imaginations.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 11:32:20 AM PDT by caww
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I love reading things like this. People who believe in Heaven, but not Hell, or Heaven, but not God, are cowards. They want all of the beauty that faith brings, but not any of the responsibilities. Their stance is, “I’m going to Heaven whatever I do and no one judges me for anything”

I have to ask these people if they believe they’ll meet Ted Bundy and Hitler in Heaven. Their disbelief in God is usually grounded in “rationality”, yet they find belief in Heaven to be perfectly reasonable.

In the end, these people are what’s known as “cowardly atheists”, and I am related to a few of them. They embrace atheist disbelief in divinity to avoid having to subject themselves to any kind of objective right and wrong, however unlike Dawkins and other members of the hardcore elite, they just cannot bring themselves to the logical conclusion of their beliefs. That when they die, that’s all there is. They will never see their dead loved ones ever again, because humans are just bags of meat.

I can’t help but shake my head at people like this. They eat from both sides of the plate.
The facts are these. There is a Heaven. There is a Hell. Our actions in this life determine where we shall end up.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 11:40:09 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GreyFriar

Afterlife ping.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 11:43:57 AM PDT by zot
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To: KittenClaws
Is anyone who was “brought back” ever really dead in the first place? I don't think so. The thought of it staggers my mind.

Jesus? Lazarus?

15 posted on 05/07/2013 11:43:59 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: rickmichaels

No one ever mentions their dead pets in these NDEs. I’ve always wondered about that.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 11:52:32 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: BipolarBob

Jesus? Lazarus?
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Apples, Oranges


17 posted on 05/07/2013 11:53:09 AM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: rickmichaels

This article states that none of the books talk about hell. I read one by a college professor from KY who ‘died’ in Paris, in which he was being dragged to hell by a host of demons before being saved. Can’t remember the name, but it was much better than the Mary Neal book I just finished.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 11:53:14 AM PDT by redangus
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To: BipolarBob

Bueller?


19 posted on 05/07/2013 11:54:31 AM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: KittenClaws
Is anyone who was “brought back” ever really dead in the first place? I don't think so.

What of Lazarus?

20 posted on 05/07/2013 12:05:06 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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