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Started by manga, April 02, 2017, 11:01:14 PM
Quote from: manga on April 03, 2017, 12:04:05 AMI'm just really afraid of hell and I am hoping some people can give their opinions.
Quote from: manga on April 02, 2017, 11:01:14 PM...Christians who apparently were sinners, did not go to church, drank alcohol, masturbated, etc...
Quote from: manga on April 03, 2017, 01:22:16 AMTo be honest, I wouldn't believe in hell, but these videos touch a nerve. I just don't know how to explain them assuming the people who apparently "saw" hell are not lying
Quote from: manga on April 03, 2017, 02:28:12 AMOk, I know that it is irrational, but these videos of reverends saying they saw hell scares me, as it could potentially be true.
Quote from: Velma on April 03, 2017, 06:43:46 AMIt is quite odd how these stories line up with the belief system of the story teller. Catholics see their version, Protestants see whatever version their theology tauts, Muslims, Buddhists, all see what they have been taught is the afterlife - outside of those few stories clearly designed to show the superiority of their afterlife over others by having someone from another faith tradition see that afterlife. Although it seems rather odd that supernatural beings can't be bothered to show themselves or any part of their "paradise" except to people who are in no position to provide believable testimony. When I was six, due to blood loss, I once saw a giant, wooden, alphabet block and a giant stuffed rabbit on the way to the hospital. When I was a bit older, I once saw Tribbles climbing the walls of my bedroom due a high fever. Extreme physical stress can do odd things to people. Hmmmm, does that mean my afterlife is giant children's toys and sci-fi characters?That said, my husband had died three times. No visions, no voices, no consciousness, just nothingness like going to sleep or being put under anesthesia.
Quote from: Gloucester on April 03, 2017, 07:56:20 AMQuote from: manga on April 03, 2017, 01:22:16 AMTo be honest, I wouldn't believe in hell, but these videos touch a nerve. I just don't know how to explain them assuming the people who apparently "saw" hell are not lyingFirstly, stop watching these kinds of videos! If you find you cannot do this seek help.As has been said, each person sees the variety of hell they have been programmed to, thus "hell" is in tbeir mind. If they are telling the truth about some kind of experience they are suffering hallucinations or something like "night terror", a sleep/dream disorder where it is difficult to distinguish between dream (usually bad) and reality..I have suffered both night terrors (befire my heart attack) and been very close to death (after my heart attack). My concious rejection of religion st an early age posdibly meant that there was no recognisable "religious content" in my night terror. Yes, one can remember them and my, more rational, concious mind dismissed them as figments of the unconcious, indicators of an underlying problem.Mangs, you have not told us of your own background. Your chosen handle could be either ironic or an indicator of interest in fantasy - care to tell us which?