I was doing my best to read Atlas Shrugged, because the book is in the news and mentioned by friends of mine. I tried, I really did, but I just couldn’t seem to connect with the story – I just felt I didn’t know any people who thought and acted like these characters and I could not suspend my disbelief.
Instead, I indulged in one of my favorite pastimes, reading about near-death experience (NDE).
There was another book being talked about, a new one, entitled, Proof of Heaven. I pre-ordered the Kindle version and read it through in about a day-and-a-half. [Disclaimer: I have tried to link to op-ed pieces that distinctly disagree with my PoV hoping to enrich the dialog for you.] As I was reading Dr. Alexander’s description of his experience, it struck me how similar his word choices were to my attempts to describe the World of Ideas…
I am aware of other PoV’s. That there is a religion gene. That spirituality is a mind virus. Scientists, by definition, do not have these kinds of thoughts; therefore people such as Drs. Alexander and Taylor have disqualified themselves as scientists. Clearly, there are people who think religious faith and spirituality are forms of brain damage.
Some of us think the opposite: To not perceive the spiritual portion of reality is akin to being color blind or tone deaf. Thankfully, it doesn’t last forever.
- Heaven: an offer of proof (rep-am.com)
- Near-death Episodes Are Brainy, Not Soulful (psychologytoday.com)
- Religion, NDE, and the limit of our sight (dancingpastthedark.com)
- Scientist Becomes Convinced Of Existence Of Heaven After Near Death Experience (igbokwenuradio.wordpress.com)