While I still think dead is dead...I will modifiy the quote above to say that I do care what you and others say. I have never experienced anything like what you apparently have. I just read an article about a neuro-surgeon who beleived as I do...until he experienced something while in a coma. Here is that article if you want to read it.
I started a thread on this very topic about an hour ago. I have to say that i am incredibly impressed by your post. The one thing I very rarely ever find on any message board, particularly this one, is an open mind. Most people come here just wanting to spout off their own beliefs. Very few are interested in challenging those beliefs. Thanks so much for posting this! I really appreciate it.
By the way, that thread is here:
Also, as I mentioned in that thread, here is a link to a PDF on near-death experiences that blows away what that doctor says. This is much more involved and more widely researched. It starts with an abstract but don't let that influence you because that part isn't written to be engaging. The entire paper though is a GREAT read.
Edited by Shabd Mystic, 10 October 2012 - 03:56 AM.