Here We Go to Heaven Again!

This seems to be an epidemic!  So many going to “Heaven” to meet angels and coming back to tell us their “amazing” and “heartrending” story.  If you want to have more PROOF of Heaven and God (at least the Christian Version of God) Buy this Book right away!  Or NOT.

“On Christmas Day 2011, Ben Breedlove’s soul went to heaven. But it wasn’t his first time there. Ben suffered from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart condition that posed a constant risk of sudden death. His condition, a thickening of the heart muscle, worsened over time, leaving him weak and fatigued. It also led Ben to some close calls medically, in particular cardiac arrest on four separate occasions, during which he felt the presence of angels and experienced the perfect peace of heaven.”

When Will The Heaven Begin?

I’m waiting for the Hindu or Sufi version, maybe the Mormon or Catholic version.  Let’s compare all the “I Went to Heaven so Buy This Book and I’ll Tell You About It” stories.  Maybe they will tell us something.  I’m sure they will.  We will learn again and again, over and over, how gullible, sadly distracted and in denial the human species really is.

Come on, folks.  As I wrote in “Proof of Hell” and elsewhere:  people have “medical emergencies,” weird things happen sometimes, meanwhile, people grieve, and some people imagine being with those who have died because they can’t handle their Loss or their Fear of Death.  It all makes sense.  And so does this insatiable need to hear it again, to hear another story of someone who caught a glimpse of the “other world” and “miraculously” returned to describe it in detail (and hit the bookselling circuit).

No, I won’t buy the book.  I may read excerpts or watch some video.  But why?  What should a reader expect?  No surprise.  There is a Heaven, there is a God (with a very human face), there are Angels (and they’re so beautiful and comforting).  Believe it; believe ME:  it’s all REAL.

Then you’ll want to buy, Waking Up In Heaven (A “True Story” by God!):

“And that is why I want to share my story with the world. Because I was a skeptic and a sinner, and I didn’t believe in God or in heaven. But God is real. Heaven is real. And God’s love for us is the realest thing of all.”

Yes, the realest.

Now, YOU die and you’ll see it too!

I’ll pass.

Don’t see the comfort in that at all.  Exploitation and Faith Marketing, yes.  Drama and Denial and Wishful Thinking, yes.  But how could anyone find comfort in these fantasies?  And how could anyone in good conscience sell this stuff as true, as fact, as real, to people who are vulnerable, hurting, grieving?  Doesn’t sound very loving to me.


About Chris Highland

Writer, teacher, freethinker, humanist celebrant, former minister and interfaith chaplain View all posts by Chris Highland

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