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« on: March 26, 2007, 11:03:01 PM »

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:28 pm    Post subject: Convincing the Skeptics   

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When science teaches the brain produces consciousness and when the brain dies, consciousness dies. I think that takes away life after death.

I realize science can not measure spiritual things, but most are ready to say there is nothing beyond the material world.

On NDEs, there exists good scientific evidence that consciousness lives beyond the death of the body. Controlled studies show this. The Pam Reynolds surgery is a bench mark case of evidence of life after death. It has been the subject of books, magazine articles and TV documentaries. It is not that the evidence doesn't exist it is the denial of scientists that makes it appear not to exist. But this is changing, more research is being done and more researchers are believing.

All serious researchers of NDEs, I mean those that read the NDE materials, interview the experiencers, and write about their studies in a scientific manner, come to respect the individuals who have them. Most become believers.

The reason they become believers is the profound personality changes NDEers go through after their experiences. These personality changes are dramatic and long-term, like the rest of their lives. Many go back to school and become teachers or counselors, some write books, give lectures, even build centers of service to others. Some volunteer at hospitals and hospices. Nearly all begin some kind of service to their fellow man. They have lost their desire to become rich and/or famous. The world is forever seen in a different way. The reason for this is the knowledge gained from the experience. We experience the "ghost in the machine" and know the reality of a higher intelligence. Now the experience doesn't change them, they change themselves after "seeing the light" and want to get in step with reality.

This part of the near death experience is what makes believers out of skeptics.

There is nothing in the form of delusions, illusions, drugs, dissociation, or any other means known that has the ability to cause people to change so.
 
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