ktm rider wrote:
Devil5052 wrote:No-one is claiming they are lying & I even had an experience that is open to different interpretations. You may choose to assign a religeous, other-worldy meaning to it, ....or......another may believe it is nothing more than the random firing of neurons within the brain that, like a dream, has no significance or "religeous" meaning at all. My interpretaion>.....I tend to be a "Show me I'm from Missouri " kinda guy, & feel it more likely that it was a chemical event within my brain.
Am I 100% positive of either opinion? NO
Show You? why? You can't believe in something unless you have physical proof? it seems that you have experienced more proof than most already!
I tbhink this is a great discussion here! No-one is angry or emtional & we are discussing, in an adult way. probably the deepest most cotrovercial subject in the history of mankind! (ok...enought dramatics!)
What I experienced, & what thousands of other honest
people experience, cannot be considered proof
to verify any belief/interpretation. There are just too many variable & unknowns.
Let's take my experience:
Was it the hand of God, sparing my life so that I could live to see my 3 Grandchildren? .......Perhaps
Was it the random firing of neurons in the brain that give off certain electrical signals when they are hurt or about to shut down?......perhaps
Does one make an informed decision based upon the best evidence?
Does one decide simply on unreasoned faith?
I lean towards best evidence but everyone else must make their own choice. There is no right or wrong answer here.
(What bothers me is many people of faith will look down their noses at & scold non-believers for their views. As if they (beleivers) have more of a right to their opinions than non-beleivers, & that is just flat wrong)