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Why do near death experiences make some people more religious

Discussion in 'General Afterlife Discussions' started by Ask21771, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. dingodile

    dingodile Member

    Perhaps the OP should begin by explaining what he or she understands the difference between "spiritual" and "religious" to be. Saying "I'm spiritual but not religious" has become something of a cultural cliche, and like all cliches it presupposes more than it actually expresses.
  2. Amore

    Amore Active Member

    Ask21771 never goes into detail. S/he asks a question then proceeds to reject each and every answer they get.
  3. pandora97

    pandora97 Well-Known Member

    I agree. S/he even received a warning from Roberta on the previous thread I mentioned. It seems several members suspect a troll.
  4. bluebird

    bluebird Regular Contributor

    "Spiritual" and "religious" are not necessarily different; it all depends on how you are defining each term.
    Insofar as one might see a difference between the two, however, the answer to your query is pretty simple: because individuals are different from each other, so experiences affect different people differently.
  5. mac

    mac Staff Member

    My thoughts are that this member likely isn't a troll, rather simply someone who pops up now-and-then with a point that he may, or may not, have a genuine interest in.....

    But the behavior of some new members really does puzzle me. Folk probably visit ALF initially for curiosity and likely register as members because they don't realise they can be 'lurkers' without needing to be registered. I understand that but what I can never figure are the ones who register, announce their arrival and their interest but then are rarely heard from again.

    Perhaps they discover ALF isn't what they expected, maybe realising they prefer the simplicity and immediacy of the social media format?

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