QOTW: When I was in high school there was a bad bus accident where one younger kid was temporarily in a coma. When he woke up he claimed he had seen a red/purple door, apparently, this is a sign of being at the gates or something.
I was clearly paying full attention to all the details in 11th grade. Anyway, the bishop came to meet with the kid and it was such a big deal.
QOTW: Heaven is for Real is the only book that comes to mind that I actually read, and I very openly disliked it. I felt if the story needed to be told I'd want to hear it first person not through his dad. I also felt his dad kept trying to justify everything like "I know it's true because..." or "he wouldn't make that up" kind of things. Why would he have to reiterate it every page if he wasn't compensating for something, maybe over exaggeration?
QOTW. I don't think I ever read stories like that. I was not brought up with a belief in heaven, so not really something I was interested in. I have read articles about the scientific side of things, how loss of oxygen alters consciousness and makes you prone to hallucinations of tunnels and light. For me, that's all I need to know.
Post by ProfessorChaos on Oct 12, 2016 9:43:44 GMT -5
Sorry I've been AWOL. Rough few weeks over here. Unrelated to those recent events I think I'm going to attend the UU services this week and see if I can tolerate it. It will be the first time I've willingly entered a church since I was about 12, not counting weddings and similar. We'll see how that goes.
QOTW: I'm with @dutchkatie - I think people have neural activity that they interpret religiously because that's what they expect/want, but I confess I've never read any of the books.
@enchanted, sorry for your loss. If I had been religious before my IF and RPL I would definitely be struggling to maintain a belief in God, too.
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