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  • Hugh Hewitt Argues Against the Afterlife and God's Reward

    11/20/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 64 replies
    Dennis Prager Radio Show | 11-20-14 | Self
    Hugh Hewitt Argues Against the Afterlife and God's Reward Hugh Hewitt, Salem Radio host and establishment GOP par exellance (famous for being a Romney acolyte and biographer) was just on the Dennis Prager show arguing that a person's morality is unaffected by their belief or non-belief in the after life or Heaven or Hell.  Prager, Jewish and a fellow Salem host, argued the opposite.  I didn't recognize Hugh's voice and at first thought it was a liberal caller sparring with Dennis, saying that whether or not one believes in the after life has no bearing in whether they act in...
  • Why Do People Believe in Ghosts?

    09/05/2014 11:01:29 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 158 replies
    In June, Sheila Sillery-Walsh, a British tourist visiting the historic island-prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco, claimed that she captured an image of a ghost in a picture she snapped on her iPhone. In the frame of what was otherwise supposed to be a picture of an empty prison cell was a blurry black and white image of a woman. The story, which was printed in the British tabloid the Daily Mail, featured on the Bay Area's local KRON4 TV station and mocked by SFist, isn't the first time the Daily Mail has claimed that strange images have come up...
  • How Should Christians Think About Near-Death Experiences?

    05/01/2014 3:20:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Patheos Philosophical Fragments ^ | February 14, 2013 | Timothy Dalrymple
    A recent piece I wrote on hell was inspired, in part, by the story of 23 Minutes in Hell, an account from a gentleman named Bill Wiese of a nighttime experience in which, he believed, he was permitted to experience hell for a short period of time in order to return to the land of the living and tell everyone that hell is for real. MY own post was not a careful exegetical treatment of the issue of damnation, but a description of a personal struggle between the vision of the afterlife I have inherited from my evangelical upbringing and...
  • Are There Souls in Hell Right Now?

    04/21/2014 11:30:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    Catholic.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Tim Staples
    It has become fashionable in some Catholic quarters these days to question where there are now or will ever be any souls populating hell. Hell, it is taught, is a "real possibility," but whether there are any souls actually there, or whether there will ever be any souls there, is unknown to us.It is, of course, true that hell is a "real possibility" for each of us. And that is a sobering thought. But it is also true that souls are actually in hell now, and will be for all eternity. This is a teaching of our Catholic Faith.
  • A Real-life Spiritual Journey is Brought to the Big Screen in Heaven is for Real

    04/16/2014 7:10:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | John Hanlon
    There are few people who know pain as heart-wrenching as a parent who believes that he or she could be losing a child. In the new film Heaven is for Real, the parents of Colton Burpo (Connor Corum) feel that pain. After a series of troubling events, that couple face that pain as they watch and wait to see if their son Colton will survive after his appendix ruptures and he’s brought into the hospital for an operation. In the weeks prior, Colton’s father Todd (Greg Kinnear) — a minister in the local Church— had faced several health crises of...
  • Did Jesus go to hell between His death and resurrection? (Dispensational Caucus)

    04/13/2014 11:16:00 AM PDT · by wmfights · 111 replies
    Question: "Did Jesus go to hell between His death and resurrection?" Answer: There is a great deal of confusion in regards to this question. This concept comes primarily from the Apostles' Creed, which states, “He descended into hell.” There are also a few Scriptures which, depending on how they are translated, describe Jesus going to “hell.” In studying this issue, it is important to first understand what the Bible teaches about the realm of the dead. In the Hebrew Scriptures, the word used to describe the realm of the dead is sheol. It simply means the “place of the dead”...
  • Research: People Who Believe Hell Are Less Happy

    02/24/2014 7:45:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Live Science ^ | 02/24/2014 | By Wynne Parry, Live Science Contributor
    Fire, brimstone, eternal suffering — hell is not a pleasant concept. But research has pointed to the societal benefits of a belief in supernatural punishment, including higher economic growth in developing countries and less crime. But there are also drawbacks, even in this life. A new study links believing in hell, and perhaps even thinking about it, with lower levels of happiness and satisfaction in life. "It seems there is this trade-off," said Azim Shariff, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. In research published in January in PLOS ONE, Shariff and a colleague looked at international...
  • Hell on Trial

    02/24/2014 5:17:08 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | February 2014 | John Blanchard
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), the Scottish physician and author best known for his creation of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, once wrote, “Hell, I may say … has long dropped out of the thoughts of every reasonable man.” He would get a lot of support for that statement today, and not only from those outside of the Christian church. The idea that untold billions of human beings, including many who would have seemed decent, law-abiding citizens, will spend eternity exposed to God’s unrelenting anger, is simply unacceptable to many people. Even some holding high ecclesiastical office have rejected the...
  • The Disappearance of Hell

    02/09/2014 8:05:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 604 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 2/1/14 | John MacArthur
    According to recent polls, some 81 percent of adult Americans believe in heaven, and fully 80 percent expect to go there when they die. By comparison, about 61 percent believe in hell, but less than 1 percent think it’s likely they will go there. In other words, a slight majority of Americans still believe hell exists, but genuine fear of hell is almost nonexistent. Even the most conservative evangelicals don’t seem to take hell very seriously anymore. For decades, many evangelicals have downplayed inconvenient biblical truths, neglecting any theme that seems to require somber reflection. Doctrines such as human depravity,...
  • Does A Parallel Spirit World Exist

    02/05/2014 10:05:03 AM PST · by OneVike · 43 replies
    TRC Magazine Facebook Page ^ | 2/5/14 | Chuck Ness
    In today's technological age, it might seem silly for intelligent people to consider a spiritual world where beings we cannot see might exist. Oh it's fine to read books and watch Hollywood movies about the afterlife and spirits that roam the netherworld but that's all make believe, not the real world. In the real world we are taught that reality consists of what we can touch, taste, see, hear, smell, and that the spirit world is for those weak minded individuals who use religion as a crutch to get through the day. However, what if I told you that...
  • Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death

    01/17/2014 7:43:11 PM PST · by DaveMSmith · 249 replies
    A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“ has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible.[...]The theory implies that death of consciousness simply does not exist. It only exists as a thought because people identify themselves with their body. They believe that the body is...
  • Quantum physics proves that there IS an afterlife, claims scientist

    11/15/2013 9:33:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:47 EST, 14 November 2013 | Victoria Woollaston
    Most scientists would probably say that the concept of an afterlife is either nonsense, or at the very least unprovable. Yet one expert claims he has evidence to confirm an existence beyond the grave—and it lies in quantum physics. Professor Robert Lanza claims the theory of biocentrism teaches that death as we know it is an illusion created by our consciousness. … Biocentrism is classed as the theory of everything and comes from the Greek for “life center”. It is the believe that life and biology are central to reality and that life creates the universe, not the other way...
  • Ho Hum on Heaven? Not only have many lost a proper fear of Hell, but also a deep longing for Heaven.

    10/31/2013 11:51:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10/31/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Many years ago I was taught that the essence of heaven is the Beatific Vision. That is, one will look upon the glorious and radiant face of God, and find in that look the fulfillment of all desires, and a joy (beatus) beyond all telling.And surely this description remains both true and worth repeating. However, I have noticed that some get stuck on the the word “vision” and to some extent on the word “face,” and tend to reduce the experience to a kind of “static” (unchanging) vision.For our experience of the “face” of another is that it does not...
  • Former religious skeptic believes she talked to God during the 9 minutes she was dead

    10/27/2013 4:21:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2013 | Ashley Collman
    An Oklahoma woman says she's a firm believer in God after meeting him during the nine minutes she died in 2009. Crystal McVea is a 36-year-old married school teacher and mother of four who didn't quite believe in God for most of her life. At the age of three, McVea started to be sexually abused by her drug and alcohol-addicted step father and that abuse continued by him and others until the age of 12. Those experiences made her second guess from a young age whether or not God existed, and if he did, whether he loved her. 'I saw...
  • Pope: Don't have to believe in God to go the Heaven

    09/12/2013 1:29:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 125 replies
    WND ^ | 16 hours ago
    In comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences. Responding to a list of questions published in the paper by Mr Scalfari, who is not a Roman Catholic, Francis wrote: “You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go...
  • Why This Generation Doesn't "get" Hell...

    If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of...
  • Why so many people – including scientists – suddenly believe in an afterlife

    05/07/2013 11:00:54 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 117 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 7, 2013 | Brian Bethune
    Death, it seems, is no longer Shakespeare’s undiscovered country, the one “from whose bourn no traveler returns.” Not according to contemporary bestseller lists. Dreams and visions of the afterlife have been constants across human history, and the near-death experiences (now known as NDEs) of those whose lives were saved by medical advances have established, for millions, a credible means by which someone could peek into the next world. Lately a fair-sized pack of witnesses claim to have actually entered into the afterlife before coming back again to write mega-selling accounts of what they saw and felt there. Afterlife speculation has...
  • To Hell with Hell? [New Pastor at Rob Bell's former church rejects Bell's theology?]

    01/04/2013 8:17:11 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    the resurgence ^ | Mark Driscoll
    Every once in a while, someone of note questions or denies the classic Christian belief of a literal hell with eternal, conscious suffering. Then a debate rages and becomes personal between representatives of various perspectives on the issue... Hell is real and terrible. It is eternal. There is no possibility of amnesty or reprieve. Daniel says that some of the dead will be resurrected “to shame and everlasting contempt.” Jesus says, “Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. . . . And these will go away into eternal punishment.” Paul tells...
  • Eternal progression after death is fun speculation for Mormons

    11/15/2012 4:33:43 PM PST · by Colofornian · 153 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | Oct. 15, 2012 | Doug Gibson
    (To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here) A key difference between Latter-day Saints and many other Christian churches is that Mormons believe that there are various post-judgment kingdoms in the outskirts of heaven. There’s the Telestial Kingdom, for anyone from Hitler to that lawyer who’s cheating on his wife. There’s the Terrestrial Kingdom, for those decent folks who said “not now” when the missionaries came by the door. And then there’s the Celestial Kingdom, the jackpot prize. But even the Celestial Kingdom comes in degrees. According to Joseph Smith, there are three degrees of glory...
  • Afterlife Exists Says Top Brain Surgeon

    10/10/2012 6:43:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 71 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | October 10, 2012 | Mark Hughes
    Dr Eben Alexander, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon, fell into a coma for seven days in 2008 after contracting meningitis. During his illness Dr Alexander says that the part of his brain which controls human thought and emotion "shut down" and that he then experienced "something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death." In an essay for American magazine Newsweek, which he wrote to promote his book Proof of Heaven, Dr Alexander says he was met by a beautiful blue-eyed woman in a "place of clouds, big fluffy pink-white ones" and "shimmering beings".
  • Afterlife exists says top brain surgeon [says he was there during coma]

    10/09/2012 8:08:49 PM PDT · by grundle · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 9, 2012 | Mark Hughes
    Dr Eben Alexander, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon, fell into a coma for seven days in 2008 after contracting meningitis. During his illness Dr Alexander says that the part of his brain which controls human thought and emotion "shut down" and that he then experienced "something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death." In an essay for American magazine Newsweek, which he wrote to promote his book Proof of Heaven, Dr Alexander says he was met by a beautiful blue-eyed woman in a "place of clouds, big fluffy pink-white ones" and "shimmering beings". He...
  • ‘Grandma not in heaven’ boy reports

    09/10/2012 1:50:39 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 55 replies
    APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — Four-year-old Jeremy Werdt says he went to heaven during emergency spleen surgery, and his testimony of seeing Jesus and deceased relatives thrilled his Christian family and landed him a book contract. Then Jeremy revealed to his family that Wanda Spencer, his maternal grandmother, was not in heaven after all. “To have Jeremy back and talking about this amazing experience of being with the Lord was the most wonderful day of our lives,” says his mother, Brenda. “He named all the relatives he’d seen and we just sat there crying. Then, after a while, we realized...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: RESTORED NATURE, 12-13-11`

    12/13/2011 9:37:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-13-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):RESTORED NATURE Condition of a human being who has achieved supernatural destiny, i.e., the immediate vision of God. After the resureection, the bodies of those in this state will also be endowed with the preternatural gifts of impeccability, bodily immortality, and inability to suffer. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Heaven For 21 Minutes: Local Couple Tells of Afterlife Experience [Protestant Sees Purgatory]

    07/26/2011 6:38:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 125 replies
    Lancaster Eagle Gazette | 7/9/11
    Article can not be posted due to copyright issues but if you clink on this link you can read all about it.
  • Humans 'Predisposed' to Believe in Gods and Afterlife (3-year int'l research project concludes)

    07/19/2011 9:31:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 07/14/2011
    A three-year international research project, directed by two academics at the University of Oxford, finds that humans have natural tendencies to believe in gods and an afterlife. The Ł1.9 million project involved 57 researchers who conducted over 40 separate studies in 20 countries representing a diverse range of cultures. The studies (both analytical and empirical) conclude that humans are predisposed to believe in gods and an afterlife, and that both theology and atheism are reasoned responses to what is a basic impulse of the human mind. The researchers point out that the project was not setting out to prove the...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    04/27/2011 10:12:29 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 5 replies
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  • A For My Dear Old Mother.

    04/15/2011 11:27:05 AM PDT · by Little Bill · 52 replies
    self | 4/15/2011 | Self
    My Mother, Josephine McGaughey Wilkins Albanese. was killed in an horrific car accident on April 13, 2011. The vehicle was torn in half and according to the Medical Examiner a lot of trauma, I saw the the wreckage shortly after, it was not pretty. My Mother was born in Prince Edward Island , Canada in 1921 and died on the eve of her 90th birth day on the way to her Bridge Club. It was a single car accident a stroke or heart attack is suspected.
  • Meet the boy who says he visited heaven and saw Jesus

    03/25/2011 4:02:17 PM PDT · by americanophile · 65 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 25, 2011 | Michael Inbar
    After a burst appendix nearly cost 4-year-old Colton Burpo his life in 2003, his parents were thankful just to have him alive and well. But when he opened up about his brush with death a few months later, they were shocked when he described a very vivid trip to heaven, and spoke of matters about which he had no apparent way of knowing. During an automobile trip, when Sonja Burpo asked him about his memories of being in the hospital, little Colton replied: “Yes, Mommy, I remember — that’s where the angels sang to me.” A sweet answer, to be...
  • E-Tombs, For The Dead Who Were Digitally Connected

    11/22/2010 6:48:29 AM PST · by OneVike · 29 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 11/22/10 | Chuck Wolk
    There are those who think that for too long the dead have been stuck in the past, and that it is time we allowed them to enter the future. So a team of designers has developed a Blue-tooth-enabled grave stone that will allow friends and relatives to really get in touch with the life that was uncle Joe, aunt Sue, brother Mike or even Ma and Pa Kettle. Those silent moments at grave sites are going to be a lot more enjoyable, as we will now be able to relive the moments that were truly memorable. Thanks to the...
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife ... the movie sucks !!!

    11/03/2010 7:39:52 AM PDT · by subcorpus · 23 replies
    subcorpus
    Hello. Most guys would love the scantily clad girl shooting double-guns or doing the twin-sword thing. I was a fan of sexy Milla Jovovich shooting zombies all around while doing impossible acrobatics. I thought she was real badass! I was a fan till the end of the second movie, if you think about it now, it may have been one movie too long! The direct sequel to Resident Evil was Resident Evil: Apocalypse. The third movie was Resident Evil: Extinction. Now comes Resident Evil: Afterlife. I was not expecting this movie to be made, as Resident Evil: Extinction was a...
  • What happens to the soul of a jew upon death

    05/16/2010 5:24:35 PM PDT · by lovesdogs · 257 replies · 4,105+ views
    vanity
    My neighbor was buried today. He was a Jewish man of devout faith. Now mind you he was no saint, he had his share of issues just like anyone else. But in his later years, he became much more involved in the temple and study of the Torah. His Rabbi was at his home every other day and sometimes every day for study and company. I looked all over for an answer to this question and I cannot find it. My friend did not accept Christ as his savior. As a Jew he did not accept Christian belief. Can anyone...
  • Review of Life After Death: The Evidence

    04/03/2010 9:50:37 AM PDT · by betty boop · 520 replies · 3,384+ views
    First Things ^ | April 2010 | Stephen M. Barr
    Review of Life After Death: The Evidence by Stephen M. Barr Life After Death: The Evidence by Dinesh D’Souza Regnery, 256 pages, $27.95 While much apologetic effort has been spent arguing for the existence of God, relatively little has been spent defending the reasonableness of belief in an afterlife and the resurrection of the body, despite the fact that these are among the hardest doctrines of biblical religion for many modern people to accept. D’Souza brings to the task his renowned forensic skills. (By all accounts, he has bested several of the top New Atheists in public debate.) He understands...
  • Egyptian Tomb Holds Door to Afterlife

    03/29/2010 10:09:27 AM PDT · by cajuncow · 39 replies · 935+ views
    fox news ^ | 3-29-10 | Associated Press
    CAIRO -- Archaeologists have unearthed a 3,500-year-old door to the afterlife from the tomb of a high-ranking Egyptian official near Karnak temple in Luxor, the Egyptian antiquities authority said Monday. These recessed niches found in nearly all ancient Egyptian tombs were meant to take the spirits of the dead to and from the afterworld. The nearly six-foot- tall slab of pink granite was covered with religious texts.
  • Who is the Being of Light Encountered in Near-Death Experiences?

    01/30/2010 3:45:12 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 62 replies · 1,635+ views
    ..."For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light..." One of the most common characteristics of the so-called near-death experience is encountering a being of light. This being is said to emanate love and warmth. It has been claimed by numerous (not all) individuals who have had alleged near-death experiences that the being of light they encountered was none other than Jesus Christ. As appealing as the idea may initially sound, this identification seems to be flawed in view of the fact that the so-called being of light typically says and does things contrary to the Christ of the...
  • The Importance of Hell [4 reasons]

    12/16/2009 7:16:21 PM PST · by Silly · 106 replies · 1,938+ views
    Redeemer.com ^ | Undated | Tim Keller
    There are plenty of people today who don't believe in the Bible's teaching on everlasting punishment, even those who do find it an unreal and a remote concept. In 2003 a research group discovered 64% of Americans expect to go to heaven when they die, but less than 1% think they might go to hell. Not only are there plenty of people today who don't believe in the Bible's teaching on everlasting punishment, even those who do find it an unreal and a remote concept. Nevertheless, it is a very important part of the Christian faith, for several reasons. 1....
  • An Interview with Dinesh D’Souza on Life After Death: The Evidence

    12/11/2009 9:32:53 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 813+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | December 11, 2009 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    Dr. Paul Kengor: Dinesh, your last book was What’s So Great About Christianity, which did quite well, and which we profiled in a series of Q&As last year ( Part I , Part II , Part III ). It led to, among other things, an ongoing fascinating series of public debates you’ve had with Christopher Hitchens. It appears that your latest book, "Life After Death: The Evidence," came from those experiences. Tell us what prompted this book-which, for the record, I recommend as a Christmas gift for both believers and (especially) non-believers.Dinesh D’Souza: Intellectually, yes, I was provoked by the...
  • Afterlife and Obama

    11/08/2009 9:35:59 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 7 replies · 616+ views
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 11/08/2009 | Guy Smith
    Rather flattered that Day by Day Cartoon reviewed my latest book and found a good angle to bash Obama all in one pass. Nice touch getting the plug by a hot redhead in a tub too.
  • Catholic Caucus: HELL EXISTS AND WE MIGHT GO THERE!

    09/27/2009 5:43:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 763+ views
    holysouls.com ^ | 1992 | Father Marcel Nault
    Go Back to the Purgatory ProjectHELL EXISTS AND WE MIGHT GO THERE!by Father Marcel Nault [Father Marcel Nault, 1927 - 1997. On Easter Sunday, March 30,1997 at12:00 noon, Father Marcel Nault was called from this earthly life untothe God whom he had loved and. served with zealous devotion. Born onMarch 3, 1927 in Montreal Quebec, his was a relatively late vocation. Hewas ordained to the diocesan priesthood on March 4, 1962 the day afterhis 35th birthday.] The following is a speech given by Father Marcel Nault to the WorldCatholic Bishops Fatima Peace Conference in Fatima, Portugal in 1992.This speech made such...
  • The Glories and Certainty of Heaven

    08/16/2009 7:02:16 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 25 replies · 1,177+ views
    Truths that Transform ^ | 8/11/2009 - replay | Dr. D. James Kennedy
    Science can be called to the stand and bare testimony to Heaven! Dr. Kennedy has the evidence. He shares the physical proof for Paradise on Truths That Transform.
  • Heaven and Hell: Are They Literal Places or Figments of the Imagination?

    08/06/2009 7:52:33 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 42 replies · 1,043+ views
    hubpages.com ^ | 8/6/2009 | JXB7076
    Except in biblical or other written religious accounts, no scientific evidence has ever been documented to prove that there is a physical Heaven or a physical Hell. In the absence of evidence why then do millions of people believe so strongly in a Heaven and a Hell – and how could such beliefs in the unproven have survived scientific scrutiny for so long? For those raised in Judea-Christian doctrine Heaven and Hell does, in fact exist and one of these places is waiting for the soul of the deceased in the afterlife.
  • Michael Jackson is in heaven now...

    07/14/2009 8:16:52 AM PDT · by brycemax · 23 replies · 2,394+ views
    Michael Jackson is dead, the world mourns and our loss is heaven's gain...so sez Al Sharpton.
  • Is There A Parallel Spirit World?

    06/14/2009 10:06:21 AM PDT · by OneVike · 133 replies · 3,017+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 6/14/09 | OneVike
    In today's technological age, it might seem silly for intelligent people to consider a spiritual world where beings we cannot see might exist. Oh it's fine to read books and watch Hollywood movies about the afterlife and spirits that roam the netherworld but that's all make believe, not the real world. In the real world we are taught that reality consists of what we can touch, taste, see, hear, smell, and that the spirit world is for those weak minded individuals who use religion as a crutch to get through the day. But what if I told you that...
  • The Vikings' burning question: some decent graveside theatre

    11/03/2008 6:32:27 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 382+ views
    The Times of London ^ | October 26, 2008 | Magnus Linklater
    The average Viking lived a life in which spirituality and thoughts of immortality played a far more important part than the rape and pillage more usually associated with his violent race, according to new research. A study of thousands of excavated Viking graves suggests that rituals were performed at the graveside in which stories about life and death were presented as theatre, with live performances designed to help the passage of the deceased from this world into the next... Detailed analysis of the burials revealed a remarkable variety of objects found alongside the bodies - from everyday items to great...
  • Train Victim's Cell Kept Calling Loved Ones After He Died

    09/24/2008 7:28:21 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 47 replies · 1,229+ views
    KTLA.com ^ | 17 Sep 08 | KTLA News
    Train Victim's Cell Kept Calling Loved Ones After He Died September 17, 2008 SIMI VALLEY -- One local family whose loved one died in the Metrolink collision is still questioning something that happened that night. They got several phone calls from 49-year-old Chuck Peck after the crash. But they now know he died on impact. Peck's fiancee, Andrea Katz, told KTLA that the first call was to his son in Utah. "...and he said my dad just called me and I said, what did he say? Is he okay? Where is he? He didn't say anything, the phone rang and...
  • What Happens When We Die?

    09/24/2008 6:14:06 AM PDT · by edpc · 45 replies · 133+ views
    Time via Yahoo News ^ | Sep 23, 2008 | M, J, Stephy
    A fellow at New York City's Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Sam Parnia is one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death. Last week Parnia and his colleagues at the Human Consciousness Project announced their first major undertaking: a 3-year exploration of the biology behind "out-of-body" experiences. The study, known as AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation), involves the collaboration of 25 major medical centers through Europe, Canada and the U.S. and will examine some 1,500 survivors of cardiac arrest. TIME spoke with Parnia about the project's origins, its skeptics and the difference between the mind and the...
  • What lies beneath

    08/05/2008 6:52:21 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 18 replies · 546+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 29, 2008 | Michael Paulson
    LIFE IS HELL, or so the expression goes, but, for many Americans, the afterlife is looking up. Last week's release of a sweeping study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life confirmed a long-developing trend in popular cosmology: belief in heaven is outstripping belief in hell. The Pew survey, significant for the breadth and depth made possible by its unusually large 35,000-person sample, found that 74 percent of Americans say they think there is a heaven, "where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded," while just 59 percent think there is a hell, "where people who...
  • Popular notions, Bible clash over heaven

    07/18/2008 6:46:18 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 246 replies · 2,584+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | July 17, 2008 | Norm Miller
    GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP)--Have you ever noticed that when a discussion turns to a recently deceased celebrity, someone invariably says, "I know he's looking down on us right now"? It doesn't matter how godless the person was, his peers refer to him as being in a better place and then gesture skyward. Mark Coppenger, professor of Christian apologetics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, sees a lamentable example of that in the 1941 poem "High Flight," which was quoted in tribute to astronauts who died in the 1986 explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Not all the astronauts were Christians "but we...
  • Teacher Dies Minutes After Retiring From 36-Year Career

    06/02/2008 6:38:34 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 19 replies · 75+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 01, 2008 | Fox News
    An elementary school teacher retiring after a 36-year career died of a heart attack moments after saying goodbye to her final class for the summer. Sharon Smith, 57, died Friday on the way to a hospital according to her niece, Doreatha Jackson. Smith was a fourth grade teacher at Molino Park Elementary School, where she had worked since 1972.
  • Heaven Is Not Our Home

    03/24/2008 10:58:36 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 8 replies · 390+ views
    Christainity Today ^ | 3/24/2008 | N. T. Wright
    There is no agreement in the church today about what happens to people when they die. Yet the New Testament is crystal clear on the matter: In a classic passage, Paul speaks of "the redemption of our bodies" (Rom. 8:23). There is no room for doubt as to what he means: God's people are promised a new type of bodily existence, the fulfillment and redemption of our present bodily life. The rest of the early Christian writings, where they address the subject, are completely in tune with this. The traditional picture of people going to either heaven or hell as...
  • What Happens After Death?

    03/20/2008 7:23:00 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 7 replies · 489+ views
    Magazine: "Notre Dame de la Bonne Mort" ^ | 1912 | Sister Mary of the Cross
    "What is life compared to that day which will have no evening for the elect, or to that night which will have no dawning for the damned? On earth, people attach themselves to everything and everyone except to Him, who alone ought to have our love and to whom we refuse it. Jesus in the Tabernacle waits for souls to love Him and He finds none. Hardly one soul in a thousand loves Him as it should. Love Him and make up to Him for this guilty indifference which exists all over this world." * * * * * *...