Shortly before his death the famed film critic Roger Ebert wrote a note to his wife Chaz that said, “this is all an elaborate hoax.” When she asked what was a hoax, he responded that he was talking about, “this world, this place…he said it was all an illusion.” During the week before he died Roger talked to Chaz about visiting a place with, “a vastness that you cannot even imagine. It was a place where the past, present, and future were all happening at once.”
The interesting fact regarding Mr. Ebert was that for much of his life he was an atheist.
Recently I was watching the weekly television show on the National Geographic channel entitled the Story of God, with Morgan Freeman as the host of the program. On the first episode Mr. Freeman was interviewing a physician who had studied numerous after death experiences. This physician stated categorically that there is solid evidence that people who have clinically died, including no brain function, upon being resuscitated report their awareness beyond their physical body.
Public speaker Anita Moorjani told Maria Shriver on the Today show, “I believe that I died, yes-that I crossed over into the afterlife and back’ and she went onto say it was like, ‘ being in a really unlimited space and time.” Ms. Moorjani is the author of the book ‘Dying to be Me.’
I have been a member of the Christian faith for most of my life. The promise of an after life is inherent in Christ’s teachings. Many of the world’s religions promise either an after life or a reoccurrence of another earthly one.
The popular movie The Matrix had the astounding proposition that much of what the characters were experiencing was computer generated and not their actual lives at all.
I have often heard it said regarding the prospect of an after life that people hope there is one…but no one has ever returned to tell us if it really exists. Perhaps they have…and we were not listening?
One of my good friends and work colleagues for many years told me that he was a christian primarily because he did not want to go to hell.
Do we really accept that the majesty of the universe was simply a random chemical reaction?
In the play, As you Like It, William Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts…”
“And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43 KJV
What do you think? Have you had an after life experience? Do you know someone who has had such an experience?