undeniable proof of the near death experience.
me start by saying that I have never had a N.D.E, but I've seen
both the movies "Ghost" and "Flatliners" AND
there's a guy that works in my building that says he had a near
death experience and uses it to try and pick up girls.
"There was a bright light beckoning me,
I wasn't ready to go, now I see the importance of life, come join
me on my new, wonderful journey tonight".
everyone who's been brought back from the great beyond tells the
same tale (Some
just leave their body briefly, others
had gotten visits from angels all the time before their NDE,
saw proof that they will live forever).
But then there are the ones who have had similar occurrences, and
they tend to agree on a great many details. Coincidence?
basic out of body N.D.E.
there's a long dark tunnel, then a bright light (God) becomes visible.
There's usually some soothing words, then you get sucked back into
your body followed by a changed outlook on life.
favorite unspoken occurrence in these experiences is the "tricking
of God". Here are the three reasons that I came up with to
somehow explain this happenstance:
God hasn't figured out how to outwit our technology.
He's trying to kill us but we're getting too goddammed clever when
it comes to saving lives. Damn Heimlich!
God's giving us hints. God's been realizing that His
shotty workmanship & seven day rush job is catching up with
Him again (like the great dinosaur fiasco and the Noah/flood fix-it
He threw together at the last minute). So now because there are
so few that believe in Him, He's allowing some of us to catch a
glimpse of Him and then return to Earth with the good news!
God's fucking with us.
God fucking with us.
think that by now someone would have come back (after visiting God)
with the cure for cancer, psychic abilities, X-ray vision or something!
factor that's commonly overlooked is that people embellish, stretch
the truth, fake themselves out and sometimes even lie! But
most the time people believe what they want to believe.
All encompassing love
of these days God's going to wise up and stop greeting us at the
door with His "all encompassing love" and extend that
long dark tunnel another 30 minutes.
you ever seen the wind?"
is neither love nor hate mail. This letter is just to make
u think. I am not a Christian, mainly because of the ridicule
it would cause given the fact im only 15, I've been raised
in a Christian home. I would like you to take this seriously
as I have an IQ greater than that of most adults
Have you ever seen the wind?
Question: So how do you know that there is such a thing as
Answer: You can feel it.
is much like the wind. You're probably thinking"Well, yeah
but wind you can feel physically, this god of yours, you can't."
You see, the thing is in order to believe in God you must
have some faith. You must believe that there is another world
aside from the one we live in. A spirit world. That is where
God resides, not in the clouds or up in the sky. Thus the
reason you have no physical evidence God exists.
one: People die. This is unavoidable, but with the technology
now and days, people have been revived. When this happens
it is called a near death experience. So whats my point? Why
do all the stories sound the same? Is it a hormone or is it
God? OK, wait, if there is no brain activity (clinically dead)
then how could it be a hormone?
two: The earth. What are the chances of a planet forming
exactly at a 23 1/2 degree angle? Just enough to allow seasons?
What are the cahnces of the exact mixture of nitrogen and
oxygen needed to sustain life forming on this 231/2 degree
angled planet? What are the chances that this planet is the
perfect distance from the Sun? Any closer to the sun, we'd
disintegrate, any farther away, we'd freeze.
three: Unexplained situations. What about the miraculous
healings that take place each year? Are all these people just
faking illness? Is it just the power of suggestion? Or maybe
it is God.
Lets take you for an example. You were once a Christian were
you not? Why? Why did you becaome a Christian? My guess is
either you were raised a Christian or you were missing something
in your life. So why did you stp believing? You didnt just
wake up one morning and think "Hey, God isn't real." Something
had to have happened. Maybe it was the death of your high
school friend or some other tragedy. Maybe it was influence
from other people. Now let us exam each of those reasons.
one: Tragedy. We all deal with tragedy in different ways.
We all deal with pain in diffrent ways. Could it be that you
blamed God for your pain? Then you questioned Him. And finally
denied him. All because someone died. You say that that friend
of yours is going to burn in hell. How do you know? Is it
up to you to decide? No. The bible does say that only those
that belive will be let into heaven but Mormons do belive
in Jesus. And that guy who was molested by a priest and died
of a drug overdose? The bible says that God is a just God.
If I am to believe the bible and iterpet it correctly, it
would mean that God would understand the hurt and the problems
that that young man had to go up against and that priest would
be the one burning in hell.
two: Influence. Simple, can't you make up your own mind?
lets take a look at the bible. This book of tall tales and
fiction. Yeah, some of the things seem a little unbelieveable
but take a look at things today. Things like cars and TV's
and matches and lighters. In the 1800's if you light a match,
you would probably be deemed a witch and burned at the stake.
People in biblical times believed in nd were used to happenings
like what is recalled in the bible. As for Noah, he didn't
fit every animal in the world on one boat, you would have
to be a complete idiot to think so. Evolution happens you
know. Darwin wasn't stupid. I don't believe that we evolved
from apes. In fact it was probably the other way around. Remember
us use you as an example again for a minute. Lt us say you
are right and there is no God Or Lucipher or Heaven or Hell.
So when we die we just go to non-existence anway right? So
either way you and the common Christian would be at the same
point when you die. But what if God does exist? What if you
are wrong? Eternity is a long time to be wrong.
have more reasons and facts but due to time and since i know
you dont want to spend too long reading what you probably
deem to be foolish gibberish i will end this. I would apreciate
it if you responded to me if possible.
you for your time
Please be respectful when responding, as in don't tell me
how much of an idiot I am or that I don't deserve to live.
This letter wasn't to knock what you believe or don't believe
but to make you think for a minute.
I am going to take
a guess and say that I bet you are a Christian for the same
reason that I was. Our parents raised us that way. And coincidentally,
the facts that you've listed for why you believe were the
"facts" that I based my beliefs on as well, although your
God-is-like-the-wind analogy is a new one. You do realize
that the wind can be measured scientifically, don't you? God
doesn't effect weathervanes... unless of course it's with
wind. A dream is like the wind too. So is the Blair Witch,
the Tidy Bowl Man and the rock band Creed. All effecting people's
feelings, yet all fake.
But back to your
facts. One of the undeniable facts of life is that usually
the most obvious answer is the correct one. It makes for a
pretty dull finally to most stories but sticking with this
philosophy is a safe bet 99% of the time.
Your fact one:
Ah yes, the near death experience (or as I like to refer to
it: fooling God). "Come to the light Tim, come to the light...
Hey! What the...? Adrenaline shot? Where's Tim going? Dammit,
I can't believe that I fell for it again!"
If someone dies, and is revived, the brain is dramatically
effected and that effects everything about you. Your emotions,
vision, hearing, all heading towards death... then saved from
it. It must be breathtaking. Did you know that they can simulate
this experience with electrodes? (Click
here & read the side panel)
There are also those who've had no experience whatsoever from
their near death. This is a case where the most obvious answer
is the correct one. People's brains are easily manipulated
and a person's fear of death can contrive almost any immortal
fantasy, especially when they're dying.
Your fact two:
Did you know that there are millions, if not an infinity of
planets in the universe? That fits into your statistics on
the chances of a life sustaining planet existing. And what
are the chances of life on a life sustaining planet? Pretty
probable. A lot more probable than the existence of a supreme
being (heck, we're hardly probable, why is God more so?).
Your fact three:
"Miraculous healings" are one of two things.
#1. If you're
talkin' Faith Healers, then there is NO documentable
case one of these people being real. They have all been attributed
to the "healed" wanting it to be real, then when
there are no cameras around, being wheeled out in the wheelchairs
they came in on. If one of these Faith Healers was
real, they'd be walking through this world's hospitals fixing
everyone, and I promise you it'd be the cover story on every
body's ability to heal itself. We've evolved over millions
of years. The bodies that don't heal, die. The bodies that
survive pass on their strengths to the next generation...
and so on. And now with all of our medicines, doctors, scientists
and experience, there will be many more "miraculous" healings
to come... without any help from God.
Only a truly ignorant
person would deny the existence of God for the reason of spite,
resentment, or blame. I have written as much as I have in
hopes to show people that I am not ignorant and I've thought
about what I truly believe, past any petty emotions I might
have on the subject.
Honestly Tim, there
is no Jason. I made up the character to prove the point that
I was making at the time. He was a hypothesis. I've never
had a death happen near me that affected me strongly. Just
lucky I guess (knock on wood). I am also not an emotional
guy (as anyone who knows me will attest to). There's a common
assumption among Christians that non Christians are full of
pain and emptiness inside. I won't speak for anyone else,
but this isn't the case for me. I have many things in my life
that bring me happiness and fulfillment (my art, my writings,
my family, my friends, women, music, sex, the list goes on
and on). When I am unhappy or feeling unfulfilled, I don't
attribute it to not having a belief in God (obviously). People
who do are short changing themselves on an important motivating
factor to do better. It's the thing that keeps me trying to
top myself instead of putting faith in God to do it for me.
inability to comprehend a TV two hundred years ago to not
being able to believe outlandish stories from the Bible is
ludicrous. It's like saying "Look at all the stupid stuff
we've believed, why don't we believe this stupid thing too."
A TV can be proved. The Bible can not.
Tim, the god that
you're worshipping is fooled by man's lifesaving technology,
accidentally making people sick then healing them, and allowing
people into Heaven for pretending to believe as a safeguard...
just in case.
However I must
tell you that I am glad you told me in your own words why
you believe what you do. I wish more people would do that.