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I've been studying the phenomenon for a couple of years now and it sure is pretty amazing.
I am not coming from the religious perspective, and I think when people try to sell one religion over the over it does not smell too good
However, the memory part of NDE is a smashing concept, and perhaps if explained scientifically hold the potential for a startup more lucrative than FB...
It is a paradox that paradoxes would actually exist in reality.
That means of course that they don't exist.
However, they do!
There are millions of NDE stories around world, cross cultures, cross civilizations, cross religion (even including atheists like the above story), cross languages, continents, they all have very similar stories.
Because are all humans. I'm always curious as to why people think NDE's have anything to do with religion.
Let's say even if there is something that exists after one dies. Why would it be tied to a religion?
Also, for those science and logic loving folks that claim to know there is no "afterlife." What if this existence is just a simulation.
I'm always curious as to why people think NDE's have anything to do with religion.
They don't but, since all NDEers talk about an after life, and a world of truth, unlike the one we're at right now ,
Perhaps it rings a bell to people about something they've heard from a religious friend/foe
If money is your hope for independence, you cannot reach it.
Being loved gives you strength,
while loving gives you courage.
The more I think about it the more I think W.BalBoos has a really good point. We are all slowly drifting into one poster.
As time has gone on my postings have slowly evolved to fit in with the site norm. For example the vulgarity of my humour posts has lessened compared to when I first joined, to fit in with the general accepted standard of the site. Also traditions that I didn't necessarily find amusing when I first joined, like the pun runs for example, I now find myself participating in and sometimes even initiating them myself.
So if we assume that everybody else are slowly evolving their postings too, and those that don't conform are already voted off the site (or rejected by the organism), then at some time in the future we are all going to amalgamate into one giant Codeproject poster monster jellyfish organism. I can already think of numerous times recently where I have posted the same thing as another user (mainly Elston). So the Nuclei has already been created and we are just going to suck more and more of you in at an exponential rate.
So soon there will be no need to post, as we will all know what is to be posted, so actually posting it will just be a waste of data storage capacity. Whatsmore, features like the CCC will become redundant as people will be able to post the answer before Dave has posted the question.
So the next question is what do we do with this monster we are creating? World Internet Domination? And whose going to tell Chris what has inadvertently happened to us?
It's all part of my master plan to Rule the World.
An army of 10,000,000 pre-programmed zombies is actually an essential element -- without them, I'd never be able to take Afghanistan (the Russians and Americans have both tried with hundreds of thousands of pre-programmed zombies, but failed).
Die-hard countries like Afghanistan, Scotland, and Turkey really are a pain, for such plans. They're like bugs in code that just won't go away.
I've had to change the schedule, anyway. Finding a good home for Tiddles is turning out to be harder than I thought.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!