“[Near Death Experiences] provide a substantial challenge to naturalism. It might even be said that, by themselves, NDE’s offer evidence that naturalism is mistaken at a key point—that of life after death. …[this] strong evidence for an afterlife…challenges naturalism’s attempt to explain reality. So strong is the totality of evidence that the assumption of naturalism needs to be abandoned.” —Habermas and Licona, pp.146-147
Gary: Wow! That is a pretty bold statement! So how strong is the evidence that Near Death Experiences point to the existence of life after death? What do the experts say?
“Near-death experiences are often thought of as mystical phenomena, but research is now revealing scientific explanations for virtually all of their common features. The details of what happens in near-death experiences are now known widely—a sense of being dead, a feeling that one’s “soul” has left the body, a voyage toward a bright light, and a departure to another reality where love and bliss are all-encompassing.” —Live Science
Read the full scientific article here: http://www.livescience.com/16019-death-experiences-explained.html
Nice try, Christian theologians, but no cigar.