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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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To: OneWingedShark
My comments are specific to the subject matter.

None of them were resurrected by an act of faith (either by themselves or of others), by God Himself, nor a Miracle performed by Jesus.

They “said” they died, man-made machines may have “said” they died - perhaps they were even resuscitated by men. That is not to say they were yet “dead”.

21 posted on 05/07/2013 12:11:28 PM 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

The spiritual realm is constantly trying to communicate with us on this Earth. The story being told is not what we were told in Sunday school or in ancient times.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 12:12:50 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: rickmichaels
But Wiese’s book also went nowhere because hell no longer possesses the power it once held in Christianity. That’s particularly remarkable within an American religious milieu that was always attentive to warnings of hellfire.

That is an interesting comment but one that is true. Christians rarely talk about hell any longer. It's almost as if they're embarrassed by the topic. But it is a fact that our Lord Jesus talked more of hell than He did of heaven. For those who are interested: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

23 posted on 05/07/2013 12:18:41 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: KittenClaws

Ah, then I merely misunderstood what you were getting at.


24 posted on 05/07/2013 12:20:09 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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To: Brett66
The spiritual realm is constantly trying to communicate with us on this Earth. The story being told is not what we were told in Sunday school or in ancient times.

And if they are in rebellion, then it only makes sense they would wish to spread disinformation.

25 posted on 05/07/2013 12:22:42 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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To: rickmichaels

Bttt


26 posted on 05/07/2013 12:36:58 PM PDT by aberaussie
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To: rickmichaels

I would be interested in a NDE account by a person who verifyably had not been previously exposed to any organized religion. I did read a book once called, I believe, 13 minutes in hell. It was about a man whose NDE wasn’t about a heavenly experience, but of the pure anguish and existence void of God in hell. Scary book.


27 posted on 05/07/2013 12:37:50 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: rickmichaels

Bookmarked.


28 posted on 05/07/2013 12:45:43 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: rickmichaels

I don’t wanna go tot he afterlife, I wanna hang around as a ghost and haunt all of the liberals...

At least for a few thousand years....


29 posted on 05/07/2013 12:47:04 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: rickmichaels
...much less the unconditional love that I now know God and the universe have toward us.

Ok... If that is so, why did we need Lucifer?

Rhetorical.

There IS an afterlife, but IMO what you want out of it goes a long way towards predicting what you'll get out of it. No proof, just my opinion.

30 posted on 05/07/2013 12:51:36 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: stuartcr

Someone had a pet butterfly.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 12:56:24 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Gadsden1st

Hopefully all sentient beings are there.


32 posted on 05/07/2013 1:07:19 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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“No one ever mentions their dead pets in these NDEs.”

Sure they do. All the time. Don’t you listen to George Noory?


33 posted on 05/07/2013 1:22:12 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: OneWingedShark

Widow of Nain’s son? Jairus’s daughter?


34 posted on 05/07/2013 1:25:27 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Zuse

I’m not familiar with him


35 posted on 05/07/2013 1:36:23 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: jsanders2001

I believe. I’ve read the books by George Anderson and went with a colleague to see John Edwards once in one of his performances. Edwards contacted this colleague’s deceased father and told him things that Edwards had no way of knowing - such as that the father spoke in tongues at church when he was alive.

After my best friend (not the colleague mentioned above) was murdered, his family and I went to a psychic. The psychic said that my deceased friend wanted his family to have the $100 dollars that he had hidden in his room. His room was locked and we had to climb in through a window, but the $100 bill was right where we were told to find it.

My friend’s spirit also told the psychic to tell us to forgive his murderer and to feel compassion for him.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 1:42:42 PM PDT by A'elian' nation
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To: stuartcr

For anyone who may be interested read the book that started me becoming interested in the NDE’S phenomenon. “Return From Tomorrow”, written by Dr. E. Gorden Ritchie while he had an NDE during basic training in WWII.


37 posted on 05/07/2013 1:57:07 PM PDT by V V Camp Enari 67-68 (Viet Vet)
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To: rickmichaels

I am not an atheist or denier of an afterlife, but a near-death experience is not a death experience.


38 posted on 05/07/2013 2:00:18 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: KittenClaws

Here are a few:

Acts 9:36-41 - Peter raises Tabitha

Luke 7:11-16 - Nain’s Son

Mark 5:35-43 Jairus’ Sick Daughter

II Ki 4:20-37 - A Resurrection by prophet Elisha


39 posted on 05/07/2013 2:00:50 PM PDT by VaeVictis (~Woe to the Conquered~)
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To: OneWingedShark; VaeVictis
Ah, then I merely misunderstood what you were getting at.

That's right OWS, I was not speaking of REAL Miracles or Biblical resurrections - just the topic of "after death experiences".

40 posted on 05/07/2013 2:08:32 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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