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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 12:00 PM

Colton Burpo described a visit to heaven during a vivid near-death experience following a burst appendix.

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After he had woken up from surgery, the then four-year-old told his father, a preacher, that he had visited heaven and described in remarkable detail how he had met up with the Virgin Mary, John the Baptist and even Jesus, who he described as having "a bright smile".

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 12:07 PM

All speculative, he could have heard is parents talking about his dead sister, subconsciously picked up clues, and his dad is a preacher, of course the kid "went to heaven." Wait......maybe it is true.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:19 PM

A 4 year old's account??? WTF?? Must be a pretty smart (coerced) 4 year old, he also left out the part where he talked to Barney and saw Santa Claus also.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:19 PM

Nothing to prove this is false either. i find NDE's very strange and enjoy reading about them. some of the stories are truly amazing. either way we will know for sure one day


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:20 PM

View PostJyre Cayce, on 08 May 2014 - 12:07 PM, said:

All speculative, he could have heard is parents talking about his dead sister, subconsciously picked up clues, and his dad is a preacher, of course the kid "went to heaven." Wait......maybe it is true.
We will never know unless it happens to us but putting the anecdote out there into the "body of evidence" may mean something to someone one day that we cannot fathom with what little we know today, so I say let them tell their story and suspend judgement until we have something solid to work with in our own lives or in discoveries of science.

"I warn you, whoever you are, oh you who wish to probe the arcanes of nature, if you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither shall you find it outside.
If you ignore the excellencies of your own house, how do you intend to find other excellencies?
In you is hidden the treasure of treasures, Oh man, know thyself and you shall know the Universe and the Gods."

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:53 PM

Personally, I don't really believe in Heaven and hell.  I do however believe in different dimensions within our universe, which I think may explain his experience a little better for me.

In the beginning there were only probabilities. The universe could only come into existence if someone observed it. It does not matter that the observers turned up several billion years later. The universe exists because we are aware of it.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:56 PM

Well I can understand people not believing this, but to make a joke about it and totally dismiss it I think is probably not the smartest.

You don't know me and I'd get why you don't believe me, but I'm positive that it did happen.  

I'm sure I won't convince the disbelievers, but perhaps just open your mind a bit.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:11 PM

Mac E  AGREED!

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:56 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 08 May 2014 - 01:20 PM, said:

We will never know unless it happens to us but putting the anecdote out there into the "body of evidence" may mean something to someone one day that we cannot fathom with what little we know today, so I say let them tell their story and suspend judgement until we have something solid to work with in our own lives or in discoveries of science.
I'm not discounting the report.  I always find it interesting that everyone with a near death experience goes to Heaven and not Hell.  Isn't there a number in the Bible stating that only a certain number of people will be admitted?


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:31 PM

Wouldn't God revealing himself to him go against what Christianity is about? The idea of you not having evidence, you have to have faith instead, despite the lack of evidence?


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:33 PM

If there is no afterlife, or "alternate" life after death, we will never know if he was right.  We all die of something, as my grandmother always used to say.  It would be nice if the life we are living now isn't the only chance we get.


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 04:01 PM

Awesome, NDEs are one of my favorite topics! I'm going to go make some popcorn. Be right back.


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:15 PM

View PostJyre Cayce, on 08 May 2014 - 12:07 PM, said:

All speculative, he could have heard is parents talking about his dead sister, subconsciously picked up clues, and his dad is a preacher, of course the kid "went to heaven." Wait......maybe it is true.
Then on the flip side of the coin, it's speculative on you're part about him hearing his parents talk and subconsciously picking up clues.
Or any other speculation that counters the kid's experience. Sounds like a stalemate.

It's good to have some skepticism so you won't be gullible & naïve. But to much skepticism
can make you narrow minded to all possibilities no matter how unconventional.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:24 PM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 08 May 2014 - 03:33 PM, said:

If there is no afterlife, or "alternate" life after death, we will never know if he was right.  We all die of something, as my grandmother always used to say.  It would be nice if the life we are living now isn't the only chance we get.
Some believe that we just die and become part of the earth and that's it. But if we do have a lifeforce that leaves the body when our flesh
body dies, we will definitely know for certain. The experience may not be exactly what is written in certain doctrines, but similar.

It's good to have some skepticism so you won't be gullible & naïve. But to much skepticism
can make you narrow minded to all possibilities no matter how unconventional.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:38 PM

I find it curious that his father is a preacher. Its probable that he was told stories of heaven and Jesus since birth thus engrained in his subconscious. It would be more compelling if a isolated tribe of people had these same nde without prior knowledge of Christianity.





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