Skip to comments.Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife
Posted on 10/08/2012 3:01:21 PM PDT by WilliamIII
As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences. I grew up in a scientific world, the son of a neurosurgeon. I followed my fathers path and became an academic neurosurgeon, teaching at Harvard Medical School and other universities. I understand what happens to the brain when people are near death, and I had always believed there were good scientific explanations for the heavenly out-of-body journeys described by those who narrowly escaped death.
... In the fall of 2008, however, after seven days in a coma during which the human part of my brain, the neocortex, was inactivated, I experienced something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death.
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Heaven for me will be a whole bevy of hot cars, big firearms that don't run out of ammo, hot and wanton chicks, friends all over, video games, dogs, NIN on demand, and maybe a few flights in a F22.
Ping to read later
Heaven is a warm, sandy beach. Oh, and across the road behind the beach is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s right next to Wrigley Field.
And lighting fast Free Republic
Near-death is not death. Death is what you don’t come back from.
Hallucinations are not a vision of Heaven.
Well played, indeed.
How could I forget THAT one???
These stories are interesting. However, they vary in content over time and geography. I agree with the poster who stated, in essence, there is a big difference between those who come back to tell a story and those who do not.
A modern version of Valhalla.
“NIN on demand”
Just have a copy of “Pretty Hate Machine” on hand ... the rest of his music is frigging regurgitated garbage.
“Pretty Hate Machine” is a classic though ... it actually helped me through a pretty tough time in my life. Yes, I’m about as mentally ill as you are Laz ... and I mean that in a good way though you have the gift of expressing humor in ways I can’t possibly dream up :-).
Anyway, I had that CD permanently playing in my CD player back when it came out! :-). The rest of his stuff from “The Downward Spiral” on wasn’t anywhere as good ... but to each their own :-).
Now Megadeth on demand ... that’s a different story :-) ...
No blue-eyed, blonde-haired Jesus like that kid who dreamt it up and helped the sales of a book detailing his “experiences”?
I love these stories, too.
To me when I get there all this earthly stuff will seem like so much folly.
I am more inclide to view it as:
“When we’ve been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.”
But maybe a hot-lap in a formula car would be OK too.
Don’t forget the feasting!
Heaven isn’t going to be like anything we can imagine.
Our earthly imaginations are far too limited.
“And lighting fast Free Republic’
There are some things even heaven doesn’t have.
Yeah, sort of like saying the guillotine doesn't hurt. Who do you ask?
You have nothing to fear.
There is nothing you can do wrong.
There is nothing I can do wrong? Really? And I still go to Heaven no matter what? Cool!
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