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Do all religions have near death experiences?

Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by Frank Goad, May 26, 2019.

  1. Frank Goad

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    Do all religions have near death experiences?Yes or no?
     
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    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    This is like asking if all religions catch the flu. NDEs have little to do with what religion one follows. However, how the experience is interpreted may dependent on one's religious beliefs.
     
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  4. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    Frank Goad,
    My guess is, probably, but the difference is, some understand what these seeming death experiences are.
    Any thing see or touched or thought of makes a mark on the brain. This is done by the chemicals that the brain is made up of along with electrical impulses that help us to record things experienced with our eyes or mind.
    Now, hear is the problem; when some unnatural causes these chemicals or electrical charges to make an imprint on the mind, the mind only knows that this is there, it does not know what put it there or what caused it. Because these things are recorded, to the brain, they are just as real as if they did happen and were recorded by the mind in the way God made Created the mind to record real things.
    Many times when a person experiences a near death experience there is much trauma, so that the natural actions of the brain are influenced by trauma, and something is recorded that is not real, but to the person who had these things recorded in their brain, the experiences are just as real and true, as if the things recorded were actual experiences recorded in the natural way.
    Many of these near death experiences go against reason, and many against what the Holy Bible says happens at death. Death is the opposite of life, there is no feeling, no knowledge of anything, Ecclesiastes 9:5,10, Psalms 146:4. In a near death experience the trauma can cause all kinds of abnormal information on the brain, not real.
     
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    People claim to have near death experiences, not religions. Of course, religions and their many diverse divisions may have their own explanations for them.
     
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    If any one individual person can have an NDE, then so can any one religion. Mileage and interpretations may vary.
     
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    The question is do humans, regardless of religion or lack thereof, have NDEs. And the answer is yes. It's a human experience first. But to those who do have them, I think it's safe to say it is a deeply, profoundly "spiritual", or transcendent experience.

    I can't quite fathom how someone would walk away from it with saying "Wow, that was sure interesting. Now what's showing at the movies this afternoon?" Typically, these are life-changing, awareness raising experiences.
     
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    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    Yes.
    I've personally experienced an out of body experience, which happened to me when I was 13 years old. It happened immediately after I had a fainting spell from hyperventilating and holding my breath in such a way that I'd forced myself to pass out. When I woke up from this fainting spell, I was floating outside and above my body. While I was floating outside and above my body, everything in the room started spinning around me and then became brightly illuminated with a blinding white light which blinded me until I descended back into my body.

    I initially believed my out of body experience was a spiritual experience, but now I believe this was an altered state of consciousness where I was vividly able to project myself and immediate surroundings from the perspective of being a close distance around the outside of my body.
     
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