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Subject:  Re: Civil War Date:  4/6/2011  5:28 PM
Author:  ariechert Number:  32263 of 116904

"Resistance is futile." - lindytoes

LOL! He'll be like Howard Storm and A.J. Ayers when he gets to the other side and be shocked that his consciousness still exists even though his physical body is dead. At least though he's been exposed to what might happen so when it does happen he'll think back to all my "stupid posts" and all those memories will rise to the top and maybe he won't be afraid?

A.J. Ayers was a famous atheist who debated people about the existence of the afterlife. Later on in life he had a near death experience which weakened his conviction about his former beliefs.

The same thing happened to Howard Storm who was also a self avowed atheist. Storm was fearful when he found himself outside his physical body and it changed him greatly when he came back to his body. He became a Methodist minister after his near death experience.

excerpt from A.J. Ayer's account:
"Ayer's account of his own NDE, for a man of such formidable intellect, was surprisingly similar to most of the others on record, though more elegantly observed. He wrote of "a red light for governing the universe" and some barrier he crossed, "like the River Styx." The experience, he said, "weakened my conviction that death would be the end of me, though I continue to hope it will be."

excerpt from Howard Storm's NDE:
Sort of relaxing and closing my eyes, I waited for the end. This was it, I felt. This was the big nothing, the big blackout, the one you never wake up from, the end of existence. I had absolute certainty that there was nothing beyond this life – because that was how really smart people understood it.

While I was undergoing this stress, prayer or anything like that never occurred to me. I never once thought about it. If I mentioned God's name at all it was only as a profanity.

For a time there was a sense of being unconscious or asleep. I'm not sure how long it lasted, but I felt really strange, and I opened my eyes. To my surprise I was standing up next to the bed, and I was looking at my body laying in the bed.

My first reaction was, "This is crazy! I can't be standing here looking down at myself. That's not possible."

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