newsweek
newsweek:

When leading neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander found himself in a 7-week coma in 2008, he experienced things he never thought possible - exclusively excerpted from his upcoming book Proof of Heaven, he shares his journey to the afterlife in this week’s Newsweek. 

I hope someone will pick up my new book entitled “Proof of Dreams” where I detail how I experienced things I never thought possible while sleeping.
-FA

newsweek:

When leading neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander found himself in a 7-week coma in 2008, he experienced things he never thought possible - exclusively excerpted from his upcoming book Proof of Heaven, he shares his journey to the afterlife in this week’s Newsweek. 

I hope someone will pick up my new book entitled “Proof of Dreams” where I detail how I experienced things I never thought possible while sleeping.

-FA

Submitted by sohautrightnow
What he will do is:Send fornicating women (single moms or not) to hell.Send homosexuals to hell.Send abortion doctors to hell.Send militia members to hell.Send network members to hell.Send cross burners to hell.Send his enemies to hell.Send the non-christian poor to hell.Send the non-christian rich to hell.Among many, many, many others…..
"Depart from me, ye cursed, into          everlasting, FIRE…"-Matthew 25:41
Good thing we have no reason to believe any such nonsense is true at all.-FA

Submitted by sohautrightnow

What he will do is:
Send fornicating women (single moms or not) to hell.
Send homosexuals to hell.
Send abortion doctors to hell.
Send militia members to hell.
Send network members to hell.
Send cross burners to hell.
Send his enemies to hell.
Send the non-christian poor to hell.
Send the non-christian rich to hell.
Among many, many, many others…..

"Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting, FIRE…"
-Matthew 25:41

Good thing we have no reason to believe any such nonsense is true at all.
-FA

eloso asked:

Just in regards to that last Ghost question, I'm not sure who to believe. I'm working from a copy of Awake that was handed out on campus, i took the time to read it and appreciate the succulent comedy therein before tucking it away for later disection, but it just reminded me. According to Awake! June 2009 article Should You Be Afraid of the Dead? The Bible's Viewpoint:
- The bible declares that the dead are "conscious of nothing at all! and "impotent in death" (Ecclesiastes 9:5, Isaiah 26:14)
- Adam committing sin made him a "Dead soul" (Numbers 6:6) and that all of us inheriting original sin will die when we die (Romans 5:12) (Derp)
- Invisible spirit forces called demons are behind such attacks, and they delight in harrassing and frightening people (Luke 9:37-43, (Ephesians 6:11, 12)
- Satan, the father of the lie, is behind the lie that the soul is immortal

So, is there an afterlife or not? Because, according to these segments of The Bible, there is no Heaven, no afterlife, no reason to suffer or prostrate yourself unto the lord because when you kick the great bucket, that's it. If there's no heaven... why bother?

Awake is a publication made by the Jehovah Witnesses. Like Mormons and Scientologists, other Christians consider them a cult (except when they share the same political views, bigoted anti-homosexual agenda and anti-science stand).

The bible, being the great book of multiple choice where depending on what texts you decide to read you can support any desired conclusion, also supports the existence of heaven and hell after death (see Luke 16:19-31 for example). The fact of the matter is that the bible contradicts itself more often times than not.

The mainline christian doctrine on hell and heaven goes somewhat like this:
1) You die.
2) Believe in Jesus?
Go to heaven. Chill there until Jesus’ second coming where you will be (for some reason) resurrected to be with Jesus (although you were previously with him in heaven but whatever).
3) Don’t believe in Jesus?
Go directly to hell. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Be tortured eternally for a temporal crime.

The funny thing is that if you ask 10 Christians what they think heaven and hell is you will get at least 15 different answers. And don’t ask them about angels. The inanity only gets worse.

The texts you read in the magazine are used by Jehovah Witnesses to support their idea that after death there is nothing unless one is resurrected by god. There is an afterlife but not in spirit form (unless you are part of the 144,000 chosen but that is another more wacky story).

In reality no one knows what happens after death. Personally I think it should be very similar to what happened before one was born.

Take care.
In reason:

-FA

Donald Blum survived the 1945 sinking of the USS Indianapolis. He was in the water for four days and says that “of the original crew of 1199, only 316 survived.”

Why was he one of the survivors?

I firmly believe it was because I didn’t think I had anywhere to go — others believed heaven was waiting for them. To survive, I kept thinking I should keep on treading water and waiting.