Joined: Aug. 2005
I won't paste the whole entire files here, but bornagain7777777 has some position papers on near death experiences (NDEs). †I'll post some really tardalicious excerpts. †If you find that you want the whole thing, PM me. †Oh, and he's asked for feedback (ha ha ha ha ha).
|The question that is begging an answer is, of course; ďWhy the 90% to 20% difference in NDE rates for children and adults?Ē In my opinion, the answer seems to be fairly straight forward and direct. Children simply have not been corrupted into believing that it is impossible to live past the death of our bodies. As we grow into mature adults, we are literally bombarded with many false beliefs and outright lies; telling us that this world is all there is. We live; we die; end of story. We are told this lie over and over again. Indeed, it is against the law to teach a child in public school the truth that God created either him or her. We are assured, under the guise of scientific integrity, that evolution is the reason we are here. I have never found a theory in science, such as evolution, that has been so easily refuted by the scientific evidence that is readily available. The theory of evolution is the biggest deception I know of in society. Besides being force-fed this deception of evolution as we grow, all the little para-normal and miraculous occurrences that happen in our lives that are from the hand of God, are usually rationalized away as being mere coincidences or ridiculed as manifestations of superstition from an overactive imagination. Indeed, as we become adults we lose the magic and wonder inherent to being a child. As a child, we are able to believe anything is possible. I contend that our over-zealous skepticism we gain as adults is spiritually killing us as far as the preponderance of NDEís for adults are concerned. Surely, skepticism is necessary in discerning truth from deception. Yet, too much skepticism can blind us to the super-natural world of God when we rationalize everything away as being mere coincidences that have no deeper meanings. A child has the magical ability to unquestionably believe in Santa Claus, the Easter bunny and even monsters under the bed. Yet, as we become adults, this magical ability to believe anything is possible is severely hampered as we find many things we believed as children are not true. We, with good reason, being blatantly deceived by our imagination as we grew up, became more skeptical as we became adults. Yet, God is far from the mythical figures of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, though He is often treated as such. Contrary to popular belief, God is indeed real; It was, indeed, God who did create us. God does, indeed, love us very much and God does, indeed, speak to everyone everyday. Yet, our vigilant skepticism, that is naturally brought about as we grow up, blinds us to the many different little ways God speaks to us everyday. Though many people, who profess to be religious, will be offended if told that they are not listening to God. The truth is that, most adults, all suffer from varying degrees of spiritual blindness and deafness as far as seeing and hearing God is concerned. What we once could easily attribute to the hand of God, when we were children, is now automatically dismissed because of our over-zealous skepticism as adults. I find this fact to be true even in church, with people who profess to believe in a personal God and in life after death. Indeed, it may be that the people in church are the hardest ones to convince that they are spiritually blind and deaf since they naturally believe they are so ďcloseĒ to God.|
|It is my assertion that the losing of this magical ability we had as children, to believe anything is possible, is the main and primary reason for the significant drop in the percentage of Near Death Experiences from children to adults. For you see, the loss of this magical ability, to believe anything is possible, is the main and primary reason for our spiritual blindness and deafness to what God is saying and doing in our lives in the first place.|
|Needless to say, this is absolutely horrifying. Thank God for the grace we have in God/Christ/Supreme Being if these accounts of Tibetan NDEs turn out to be truly as horrific as these first studies are indicating. The majority of Eastern NDE's that I have read about in PhD level papers are, for the most part, deeply distressing, no matter which culture I have read about, (Japanese, Tibetan, Indian, Chinese, African, Saudi Arabian and Melanesian). Of the few pleasant adult NDEs I have read about from profoundly different cultures, they lack the stunning depth of beauty, and overwhelming feelings of love and forgiveness, so commonly reported in western NDEs, save for the few childrenís NDEs of those cultures that I have read about. As a Judeo/Christian society, we should seek to conduct a major study on NDE phenomena throughout the world. It is our sacred duty as decent human beings to do our best to firmly establish the truth; so that we may warn the poor souls of any false religion what awaits them following death. It is also apparent we should have a rigorous study sanctioned weeding out any false beliefs we may have in our own Judeo/Christian societies contributing to the minority of horrid NDEs or to the fact that most adults have no NDEs at all. Though some complacent individuals may argue that such a study is not that important; I disagree!!; I find the fact that we, as a whole, are thoroughly ignorant of such matters to be very worrisome.|
|Many times positive NDErs are also adamant about saying we should be loving and tolerant of all religions. But then why do the hard facts of the NDEs themselves betray this open tolerance of all religions? If it were really true that all religious paths lead to God then shouldnít the NDEs of foreign lands have the same overwhelming percentage of wonderful elements that we find in our NDEs? I would certainly think so! It is my assertion, from the evidence that Iíve seen, that the Judeo/Christian belief system is by far the most desirable belief system one could have when facing imminent death; and it is also my assertion that a purely Eastern philosophy is one of the most dangerous philosophies one could have. Until I see conclusive and rigorous PhD level evidence that indicates otherwise, I will not apologize for saying the Eastern religions are false pagan religions that are dangerous to whomever holds their beliefs as a primary belief system while facing impending death.|