An Early Ticket To The Afterlife

Question from Douglas: Do people who commit suicide go to heaven? Just watched the movie “The Discovery” on Netflix. Answer by SmartLX: Obviously The Discovery is a science fiction story, not a documentary, but like all good sci-fi it’s intended to provoke people to think about the real world and where we’re headed. Besides, (MILD … Continue reading “An Early Ticket To The Afterlife”

A Relatively Simple Afterlife Question

Question from Jason: Besides our energy living on for all eternity (watch 10 Myths About Death at 1:50) is any other afterlife possible? Is any, all (especially regarding Hell) of http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/ telling the truth? I am Fira777 on YouTube. Answer by SmartLX: I’ve written a great deal on the afterlife, because of course many are … Continue reading “A Relatively Simple Afterlife Question”

Clinging to Afterlife

Question from Lee: I just want to ask what do you guys think about the afterlife (after you die), because that’s the only thing that’s keeping me believing in God but I don’t pray to God because why would I pray to someone who is powerful enough to create a world of peace but instead … Continue reading “Clinging to Afterlife”

No Afterlife, No Purpose?

Question from Josh: Do you have a purpose in your life without there being a possible god? If so what is it and what good is it without an afterlife? Answer by SmartLX: Andrea wrote about purpose in a previous answer, but I don’t think I’ve had my chance yet. First, I’ve never said there … Continue reading “No Afterlife, No Purpose?”

Trying to Cross Off a Couple of NDE Explanations

Question from Mirek: Here are some arguments against current scientific ideas about Near Death Experiences: First, Lack of Oxygen to the brain: Hogan: Lack of oxygen causes stupor without memories of the experience. People experiencing NDEs report enhanced consciousness not stupor and they remember their NDE. “Dr. Fred Schoonmaker, a cardiologist from Denver, had by … Continue reading “Trying to Cross Off a Couple of NDE Explanations”

A Dump From Skeptiko

Question from Mirek: for a long time, people have thought that Near Death Experiences are just a result of the brain, I have found some recent cold hard facts which may prove it is in fact a soul at work: http://skeptiko.com/94-jeffrey-long-near-death-experience-research/ http://skeptiko.com/jeffrey_long_takes_on_critics_of_evidence_of_the_afterlife/ http://skeptiko.com/118-jeffrey-long-responds-to-parnia/ Here is a really good one which totally debunks the oxygen theory: … Continue reading “A Dump From Skeptiko”

If Questions Came By Instant Messaging

Question from Rachael: ok i guess i don’t understand how a person can be atheist i mean how can u go through the world knowing that ur going to hell even if u don’t want to believe it Answer by SmartLX: Sorry it took so long to get to these next four, but they were … Continue reading “If Questions Came By Instant Messaging”

Eben Alexander’s Adventures In Bed

Question from Halil: Hello guys, Recently I read about the Eben Alexander case, a neurosurgeon, who went to Harvard. He claims that he was in a coma, that his brain was 100 percent shut off due to meningitis. I’m sure many have heard of this. There was an article published by Luke Dittrich in 2013 … Continue reading “Eben Alexander’s Adventures In Bed”

The NDEs Keep Coming

Question from Halil: Hello, I wanted to know what atheists think of this testimony, and if it scares them. http://www.precious-testimonies.com/BornAgain/L-N/LaFondT.htm Answer by SmartLX: Not scary if you don’t already believe. When trying to threaten kids about the boogeyman, they have to believe it exists to some extent before they buy into the fear. This does … Continue reading “The NDEs Keep Coming”

The NDE From Hell

Question from Halil: Ok, so on YouTube there are a variety of videos on some pro-Christian channels that encompass interviews of Christians who apparently were sinners, did not go to church, drank alcohol, masturbated, etc. and they talk about how they had Near Death Experiences or visions while they were sleeping where they visited hell. … Continue reading “The NDE From Hell”