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 Does Death Exist? New Theory Says 'No'

FWIW, I chime in a time or two...


10 posted on 12/11/2009 12:21:37 PM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Consider an experiment that was recently published in the journal Science showing that scientists could retroactively change something that had happened in the past. Particles had to decide how to behave when they hit a beam splitter. Later on, the experimenter could turn a second switch on or off. It turns out that what the observer decided at that point, determined what the particle did in the past. Regardless of the choice you, the observer, make, it is you who will experience the outcomes that will result. The linkages between these various histories and universes transcend our ordinary classical ideas of space and time.

Fascinating but limited to physical matter. The soul is spiritual and transcends the physical. Scripture provides more insight ...

But as it is written: "What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him,"
1 Corinthians 2:9

and

In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be.
John 14:2-3

Death (of the physical body) is real and unavoidable. Modern science has opened up a window into what awaits us at death, via the numerous accounts of those who have experienced 'near death' experiences. I have read many of these over the year but the one I posted above - Testimony of Gloria Polo - is by far the most extensive and realistic. In many regards, it correlates with what some saints have experienced, such as St. Faustina.

Ask any priest about their experiences with the dying. Catholics, who have been away from the Church for decades, when they receive the news that their days are numbered, often call upon a priest to seek repentance for the sins they have committed. It is truly sad that so many wait until they are at the gate of death to make amends. Sadder still are those who admit that they enjoyed years of secularism, never introduced their children to any faith or used their political powers to vote for abortion. Knowing they are about to meet their Maker, their consciences compel them to seek some form of deliverance before death. Oftentimes they ask the priest how God will judge them.

We already know from Scripture that death is the beginning of our life into eternity. Our actions in this life will determine how we are judged. I would encourage you to read the Testimony of Gloria Polo that I posted above and reflect on what she experienced vis a vis your own life.

14 posted on 12/11/2009 3:41:07 PM PST by NYer ("One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone" - Benedict XVI)
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