Do NDE's help us understand God? Jan 16, 2016 17:00:06 GMT -5
Post by dmmichgood on Jan 16, 2016 17:00:06 GMT -5
Never-the-less, Your answer reveals what I figured was your problem with my posts from the start, that it was not with my information but rather because that I am an atheist.
Therefore, you were attacking me as a person instead of what I was posting.
In the past when I had read your posts, I had considered your posts to be thoughtful and gracious; therefore, I was rather taken aback by your immediate personal attacks on everything I was posting.
Now that I realize the reason for your attacks, I can size up the problem in that light of that and understand where you are coming from.
It doesn't excuse your actions but at least it explains them.
I am use to that kind of reaction to my being an 'out-of-the-closet' atheist.
There are always some religious folk who when they can not answer an atheist in a rational manner resort to attacking the person rather than the issue at hand.
Now, -you are wrong in saying that I haven't read the scholarly papers you have posted on the topic of NDE's (better termed ADE's).
I have, -but when articles come from a paranormal sites like The Windbridge Institute whose research topics are "telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, mind-matter interactions, complementary healing methods, afterlife communication, and mediums." Mediums! -I would have thought that humans had out-grown that idea a long time ago.
Mediums! who have been trying to call up the dead & present their findings as true periodically though out the history of mankind! Yet, Those kinds of things have never been proved to exist.
As for anyplace where I have ever said, "Only idiots believe in God, so if you believe in God, anything you say can be dismissed as coming from an idiot" I want YOU to post that quote here right, right now, on this thread.
Now -I am now going to shout again, -so prepare your ears.
I am accusing YOU of deception!
I once "believed in a god," and I did not consider myself an "idiot" then and I do not consider anyone an "idiot" who believes in a god now.
Post a quote where I ever said such a thing, -RIGHT NOW OR SHUT UP!