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Your True Trousers a little short? We can let those out for you, you know . . . [Sep. 15th, 2015|07:21 pm]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)

Yeah, if you're old like me and just happened to be paying attention, you may have noticed a thing or two.

Years ago, I mean like decades ago, you never heard anything about NDEs---ever.  Then you started to hear accounts of NDEs here and there now and again.  The narratives were all very similar: Rising out of one's body, moving toward a light, being greeted by spiritually advanced beings and/or deceased relatives, feelings of profound peace and happiness to the point of not wanting to return.  This was the story time after time it seemed.  But . . .

A few years later, maybe as many as ten or twelve years later, you started to get NDE stories of people falling into hell and being threatened with eternal damnation unless they returned and repented---a regular "scared straight" scenario.  What I thought was suspicious was how long it took for these damnation NDEs to start to show up.  There weren't any at first and not for quite a while, then it was like somebody decided, "Hey, wait a minute, these NDE narratives are not matching our religious doctrines.  People who don't go to our church, or any church, can't be floating off to heaven when they die.  Unless they confess and repent, they need to be falling into a lake of fire."  So all of a sudden you started to get some hell fire NDE stories.  For what it was worth, the preponderance of NDE stories were, and still are, on the extreme positive side regardless of the person's religious orientation.

All I'm saying is that these things can be engineered to support whatever is "supposed" to be true.