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Are Near Death Experience's a valid form of Religious Experience
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Are Near Death Experience's a valid form of Religious Experience?
Before delving deeply into Near Death Experiences, their validity and whether they are or aren't religious experiences, the terms 'NDE' and 'Religious Experiences' must firstly be defined.
The term Near Death Experience refers to the experience of an individual that is clinically dead. The individual arises from the situation describing details that ca be found in Raymond Moody's book Life after Life.
All around the world, from Shamans in Siberia to the Inuit Indians, experiences of similar type are experienced. This has lead to presumptions that these experiences are true experiences because of their universality. However, the content of the experiences and the origin of these experiences are in turn questioned by various psychological and theological challenges. These must be discovered first before any presumptions become truth.
However, religious experiences and their diverse definitions must also be decrypted. A religious experience can be depicted as a "non-empirical supernatural occurrence." Non-empirical meaning that it cannot be felt, seen, heard etc. The question of its empiricism is the main problem why scientists and religious followers aren't 100% fanatical on the idea of Near Death Experiences. This also raises
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