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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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41 posted on 05/07/2013 2:21:04 PM PDT by ELS
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To: KittenClaws

For what it’s worth, I saw an interview once with a man who claimed to have died and reentered his body while it was being autopsied. If he wasn’t really dead, then somebody made a very big boo-boo.


42 posted on 05/07/2013 2:28:51 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: gop4lyf
Check the book “To Hell and Back” by Dr. Maurice Rawlings. His collection of anecdotes suggest that atheists will be in for a surprise.
43 posted on 05/07/2013 2:30:13 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: rickmichaels

44 posted on 05/07/2013 2:39:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: zot

thank you.


45 posted on 05/07/2013 4:31:03 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: KittenClaws
That's right OWS, I was not speaking of REAL Miracles or Biblical resurrections - just the topic of "after death experiences".

Um, if they (Jesus, Lazarus, etc) were miraculously brought back from the dead, then everything experienced after that is an "after death experience."
;)

46 posted on 05/07/2013 4:44:32 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; metmom; boatbums; caww; presently no screen name; smvoice; Godzilla; Elsie; ...

WATCH (Prove all things)
http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/Amazing/ (various amazing testimonies)
NDE Research: Gary habermas Near Death Experiences and the Afterlife (Video File download) http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/context/lts_fac_pubs/article/1214/type/native/viewcontent
Glimpse of Eternity with Ian McCormack: stung by box jellyfish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1-ezZ9hkD8
Download: http://www.divinerevelations.info/Documents/ian_mccormack/Glimps_of_Eternity_GoodQuality.mp4
Dr Maurice Rawlings - NDE – Interviews: To Hell and Back; including an atheist) Download: http://media.tbn.org/download/tbn/gallery/To_Hell_And_Back.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M19g4KtVAGQ ( Mickey Robinson — air crash to Christ)
Roman Gutierrez — “Twice” dead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh38mI498C0
Channel 7 news — man raised from dead after 40 minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRoAcfzytCA
23 Minutes in Hell by Bill Wiese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysqXNRdZ4V8
Matthew Botsford - To Hell and Back http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/Amazing/Matthew_Botsford011206.aspx
Deerinda Lowe Gets A Second Chance http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/amazing/Deerinda-Lowe-120810.aspx
The Day Jeffrey Thompson Almost Died http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/amazing/Jeffrey-Thompson-072810.aspx


47 posted on 05/07/2013 6:14:24 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Zuse

Dr Maurice Rawlings - NDE – Interviews: To Hell and Back; including an atheist) Download: http://media.tbn.org/download/tbn/gallery/To_Hell_And_Back.wmv


48 posted on 05/07/2013 6:15:28 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Viennacon
The facts are these. There is a Heaven. There is a Hell. Our actions in this life determine where we shall end up.
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You should spend more time reading the bible and less time coming up with your own facts. Jesus Christ would greatly disagree with you.

49 posted on 05/07/2013 6:37:27 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: bramps

Repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ are actions.


50 posted on 05/07/2013 6:43:51 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
Yeah, o.k. Humor me. What does the ‘action’ of repentance and acceptance of Christ look like?
51 posted on 05/07/2013 6:52:14 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: bramps

Well, I’d probably recommend going to a church. That’s where most people repent, especially Catholics.


52 posted on 05/07/2013 6:55:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

So going to church = repentance and acceptance of Christ.
Does that mean that a bed bound invalid cannot repent and accept Christ?


53 posted on 05/07/2013 7:02:22 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: bramps

You’re arguing semantics. Bedridden individuals, as well as people in prison can meet with priests, who are not bound to their church and can travel. The point was, that without repentance, however you choose to do it, you are effectively refusing to knock on Christ’s door.


54 posted on 05/07/2013 7:06:39 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

No, I was just trying to get you to admit that you chose the wrong word (actions) to describe how one gets into Heaven.


55 posted on 05/07/2013 7:19:03 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: jsanders2001

A pursuit of investigation that has dropped the assumption of spirit would not be able to arrive back at a conclusion of the existence of spirit. However, spirit has been accepted by all mankind as a postulate for all known recorded history until the advent of modern materialism. People would differ over the effective existence, identity, and qualities of a God or gods, but not about the existence of spirit.

Denial of spirit or at least of spirit’s power over humans has brought a lot of false comfort to atheists and agnostics. However this throws them, at best, upon the impoverished rags and tags of meaningless psychology and a world that can never say “ought” or “should” but at most can say “does.”


56 posted on 05/07/2013 7:31:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: mfish13

God made the dice, and the rolls, of such matter.


57 posted on 05/07/2013 7:32:39 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: bramps

Jesus is spirit and is as close as a prayer that opens up your heart for Him to enter, which He will if asked in sincerity. You have to be willing to want Jesus... if the whole idea of a Savior of your soul is utterly indifferent to you, then you are not at the point of being able to accept. God won’t barge into the heart that does not want Him. It might be a monstrous oversimplification, but is very true, to say that Christianity is getting the right spirit in your heart, a spirit that is God, when before you were riding upon a spirit that was not God. The Bible goes into much, much further detail about what the qualities of this spirit is... loves, forgives, watches, supports, warns, directs, feeds, and much more.


58 posted on 05/07/2013 7:38:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: OneWingedShark

Jesus Christ. What of Him?


59 posted on 05/07/2013 7:38:57 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: RedHeeler
Jesus Christ. What of Him?

*nod* - I wanted an example that wasn't "hand wave"-able as "He's God, it doesn't apply to Him."

60 posted on 05/07/2013 7:41:27 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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