whatever the reason (misfiring synapses as the body dies or a real afterlife where we reap what we sow), the main thing i got from his story was that he turned a negative into a positive. he almost died in a foreign country, away from most of his loved ones, no pain medication, etc. yet he survived to become a better man than he was before. i doesn't really matter how or why when you see the end result. kudos, mr. storm.
I am an agnostic, don't like atheist much, well some of them, they can be worse than any die in the wool believer.
Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:32 PM
when people are on their deathbed, they are going to consider the possibility of an afterlife. is it so unlikely that these thoughts cause such dreams after the individual goes unconscious? why do people automatically regard it as proof of life after death?"
People near death, suddenly have a lucid experience, life changing, and at times bring back veridical knowledge. Now if we are only meat, how is that explained, or for that matter how did it envolve?
This scenario reminds me a little of an old movie called 'The Night Flier' from 1998 where an investigative reporter , Richard Dees , goes after a serial killer who just turns out to be a Vampire who has has his own twin engined Cessna Skymaster and flies around rural America looking for victims so as to drink their blood . (Apparently that's what Vampires do)
However , this reporter (Richard Dees played by Miguel Ferrer) is an offensive unsociable type who gets along well with nobody , and in the final scene all the people whom he has photographed in death from gruesome accidents and murders , for the tabloid for which he works , come back to haunt him , but only he can see them and so he grabs a fireman's ax from the wall cabinet and starts trying to kill them , that's when the police officers arrive and shoot him dead .
So the ending is a little different to that of Howard Storm , but the personal torment at that moment when he descends into Hell is much the same .
The Ark of the Covenant was the sacred chest, overlaid with gold, which occupied the inner sanctum of the temple and symbolised God's covenant with his people.. Covenant= The promises that God made to his people as recorded in the bible. The Ark of the Covenant has never been found .
Location:All my posts are my own views, my own perceptions. Will not be finding links for why I think the way I do.
It is time to put the big guns down now, Little Boys!
Robert Heinlein: SECRECY IS THE HALLMARK OF TYRANNY! This is the Era Of Sunshine.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:07 PM
You know, Mark, I have to agree with you.
It is a lot easier in the afterlife to disbelieve in hell in the afterlife, huh? If and only if you are good, good, good to people. As for me, I am walking the middle ground. Unless you can be a nun without being catholic and christian. Which is just about how i am going to set up my life in the end, ... if the end doesn't come swift and without prelude.
I have always maintained that heaven and hell are on earth, are within the lives we live day by day. I have seen heaven. I have seen hell. Not only my hell, but also the hells and heavens of others.