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Jesus Reflections: Near Death Experiences and The Afterlife

Just Jesus Thoughts... 

Life isn't fair, is it?

Jesus graffiti on the wall

Consider, hypothetically, an afterlife exists where Jesus, is incredibly famous. This concept of life after death may seem bizarre, but let's entertain it for a moment. I'm non-dualist, so I'm not promoting religion here. For centuries, countless believers have died, and according to the New Testament, salvation could come to anyone. This is another religious moral inconsistency, do you agree? Consider the contrast between the life of Jack the Ripper and Joan of Arc. If access to heaven doesn't require a lifelong commitment to self-improvement, what's the purpose of religious rituals?
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Anyway, going on Christianity, The Lord's Prayer suggests surrender to God, an invitation for Him to enter the earthly lives of those who recite the prayer. It indicates that the kingdom of heaven is within us, a concept also found in gnostic texts and the Gospel of Luke, where it's stated that the kingdom of God is internal rather than observable.

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Near-death experiences (NDEs) often describe a spiritual presence that overshadows the religious specifics postulated in theology, suggesting a more personal and less institutionalized spirituality. We know Jesus was a Jewish man, so you would think that by savouring a taste of historical Judaism would crucially balance our perspectives? Accounts of Jesus in the bible contradict one another, and historical accuracy is not ideal either, therefor, Jesus is moulded by interpretation. Made manifest by the imagenings of our own creative visualisation faculties. 

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Churches and cathedrals weren't part of Jesus's teachings, and the sexual abuse scandals within the church raise serious questions about the role of God in such atrocities. Jesus, in the scriptures, opposed the mistreatment of children, challenging the actions of modern religious institutions. The aforementioned afterlife Jesus would not harm children. 

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Regarding the dissemination of Christianity, there's a lack of strong primary sources, and political and religious biases have influenced the texts we have. The hiding of sexual abuse within the church has contributed to Christianity's declining popularity, as religion doesn't necessarily improve non-believers' morality.
Your spiritual beliefs are your own, and embracing secularism is a valid choice when religious institutions dismiss unorthodox views. Morality isn't exclusive to organized religion, as seen in other groups such as sports clubs, where ethical behavior is expected.

In a theoretical afterlife, going on NDE research, which shows afterlife experiences to be culture specific, your personal perspective of Jesus Christ would be subjective.


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