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23-12-2016, 02:54 PM
Atheists, if these results are in fact true, would you be afraid?
On the Near-Death experience website, there was a study done on NDEs using 50 people from different faiths. Atheists were also interviewed. According to the website, of the 50 atheists:

50% of atheists saw Jesus
50% of atheists experienced a feeling of fear
and 50% reported experiencing or seeing hell.

Many people would probably say that the reason for this is that these atheists could have grown up in Christian communities where hell was talked about. However, there are also people who claim that most NDEs are positive as a result of chemicals released in the brain. Why exactly is it then, that hell is experienced at all if the endorphins in the brain are supposed to make one feel good?

http://www.near-death.com/religion/athei...s-of-at...

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23-12-2016, 03:09 PM
RE: Atheists, if these results are in fact true, would you be afraid?
Nope. Don't give a shit.

I'd have a serious bone to pick with any 'god' i might meet under those circumstances.


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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23-12-2016, 03:09 PM
RE: Atheists, if these results are in fact true, would you be afraid?
(23-12-2016 02:54 PM)joker-chick Wrote:  On the Near-Death experience website, there was a study done on NDEs using 50 people from different faiths. Atheists were also interviewed. According to the website, of the 50 atheists:

50% of atheists saw Jesus
50% of atheists experienced a feeling of fear
and 50% reported experiencing or seeing hell.

Many people would probably say that the reason for this is that these atheists could have grown up in Christian communities where hell was talked about. However, there are also people who claim that most NDEs are positive as a result of chemicals released in the brain. Why exactly is it then, that hell is experienced at all if the endorphins in the brain are supposed to make one feel good?

http://www.near-death.com/religion/athei...s-of-at...

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23-12-2016, 03:17 PM
RE: Atheists, if these results are in fact true, would you be afraid?
I never gave a thought to this, but now that you mention it........yeah, you know, i think i just found Jesus.
What denomination are you? Now that i am saved, i dont wanna go to hell for being a member of the wrong denomination. You know, the one right across the street from yours, who are worse sinners than the worst atheists.

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23-12-2016, 03:18 PM
RE: Atheists, if these results are in fact true, would you be afraid?
(23-12-2016 02:54 PM)joker-chick Wrote:  On the Near-Death experience website, there was a study done on NDEs using 50 people from different faiths. Atheists were also interviewed. According to the website, of the 50 atheists:

50% of atheists saw Jesus
50% of atheists experienced a feeling of fear
and 50% reported experiencing or seeing hell.

Many people would probably say that the reason for this is that these atheists could have grown up in Christian communities where hell was talked about. However, there are also people who claim that most NDEs are positive as a result of chemicals released in the brain. Why exactly is it then, that hell is experienced at all if the endorphins in the brain are supposed to make one feel good?

http://www.near-death.com/religion/athei...s-of-at...

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That's exactly the problem. Right there. People always see shit ONLY from their own cultures. Muslims see Allah. People from the US always hear US music. Jebus is always some white dude. It's all just human brains de-saturating of oxygen which pull up images they already know about. Nothing new. Nothing weird. Nothing different. Just childish crap religious images.

Hell is not a Biblical concept. (The Jews did not believe in it, nor did they believe in heaven). Early Christians cooked it up.

Rats have NDEs. Are they about to go to rat-Jebus ?
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots...xperiences

No one says (in Neuroscience) that endorphins are causing NDEs.

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23-12-2016, 03:20 PM
RE: Atheists, if these results are in fact true, would you be afraid?
If you didn't grow up in a Christian community, how would you even know who Jesus was/what hell was? And if you did and it wasn't your religion, you certainly wouldn't fear it. Many atheists are former Christians, so not surprising that during an NDE, a person may experience this type of imagery since the brain has been conditioned that way. Additionally, the body is under a lot of stress both physically and mentally, so the idea that fear is experienced--not surprising.
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23-12-2016, 03:25 PM
RE: Atheists, if these results are in fact true, would you be afraid?
(23-12-2016 02:54 PM)joker-chick Wrote:  and 50% reported experiencing or seeing hell.

Given that the other 50% did not see hell, this would imply that being atheist in and of itself was not the determining factor.

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23-12-2016, 03:25 PM
RE: Atheists, if these results are in fact true, would you be afraid?
(23-12-2016 02:54 PM)joker-chick Wrote:  On the Near-Death experience website, there was a study done on NDEs using 50 people from different faiths. Atheists were also interviewed. According to the website, of the 50 atheists:

50% of atheists saw Jesus
50% of atheists experienced a feeling of fear
and 50% reported experiencing or seeing hell.

Many people would probably say that the reason for this is that these atheists could have grown up in Christian communities where hell was talked about. However, there are also people who claim that most NDEs are positive as a result of chemicals released in the brain. Why exactly is it then, that hell is experienced at all if the endorphins in the brain are supposed to make one feel good?

http://www.near-death.com/religion/athei...s-of-at...

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That's 150%.... and a broken link

The simplest explanation for NDEs is that the brain constructs a story to explain the strange experience it undergoes. People generally report images from the culture they know. If Hindus consistently reported seeing Jesus it might be worth looking at but as it stands it appears to be nothing more than a side effect of a dying brain.

http://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/deb...-not-final

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23-12-2016, 03:27 PM
RE: Atheists, if these results are in fact true, would you be afraid?
(23-12-2016 02:54 PM)joker-chick Wrote:  On the Near-Death experience website, there was a study done on NDEs using 50 people from different faiths. Atheists were also interviewed. According to the website, of the 50 atheists:

50% of atheists saw Jesus
50% of atheists experienced a feeling of fear
and 50% reported experiencing or seeing hell.

Many people would probably say that the reason for this is that these atheists could have grown up in Christian communities where hell was talked about. However, there are also people who claim that most NDEs are positive as a result of chemicals released in the brain. Why exactly is it then, that hell is experienced at all if the endorphins in the brain are supposed to make one feel good?

http://www.near-death.com/religion/athei...s-of-at...

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Hindus also see Lord Shiva. They have a different concept of hell and this is what they see.

Also, 50% of atheists didn't see hell, didn't experience fear and didn't see Jesus.

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23-12-2016, 03:31 PM (This post was last modified: 23-12-2016 07:56 PM by yakherder.)
RE: Atheists, if these results are in fact true, would you be afraid?
Despite the broken link, I did find this while browsing the website and its conclusions.

http://www.near-death.com/science/resear...n.html#a01
Quote:There is a misconception that people who don't believe in God or an afterlife are heading straight to hell after death. Believing that all atheists go to hell is, in itself, a harmful religious belief.

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