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Posted: 11 October 2012 01:56 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I saw the cover of the the current issue of Newsweek yesterday http://www.theweek.co.uk/media/49493/newsweek-‘hits-new-low-‘heaven-real-cover

I’m not real familiar with Newsweek, but it seem to have always been somewhat “psuedo”.

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Posted: 11 October 2012 04:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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But he’s a neurosurgeon! His argument from authority must mean that it’s true!

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Posted: 11 October 2012 05:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Let’s see. The neurosurgeon had a bacteria attack his brain, he went into a coma and his higher order thought processes shut down for seven days. Now Newsweek promotes the idea that his hallucinations prove Heaven exists.

This is an extreme example of why I quit reading Newsweek decades ago.

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Posted: 11 October 2012 08:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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This guy’s a Nancy.  If he wanted to see heaven in its full glory he should have got himself a good old infection of naegleria fowleri.  Now that crap eating your brain would produce some bitchin hallucinations.  Err, I mean ‘visions’.

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Posted: 11 October 2012 08:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Damn! I missed my chance to make millions on a book about my only marijuana-angel dust induced vision. One of my close friends at UK had a bag of hyper-righteous grass that we smoked from a hubble-bubble, but I didn’t know that it had been laced with pcp. After a few tokes I fell back through the chair into space and saw stars and planets everywhere, realizing then that I was in a completely different universe and had become a star child. this experience convinced me that there actually IS an afterlife and I can’t wait to blow my head off in order to return. How can Newsweek hope to be considered a legimate mag. by printing this crap? I used to read it and Time as well but the internet is killing them off now. What a shame that they have to resort to this cheap trick to stay alive. Oh well. at least we have the memories; don’t think the trip cost me any brain cells or brain cells. Wait, didn’t I say that before?

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Posted: 11 October 2012 09:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I thought this is what LSD was for. grin

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Posted: 11 October 2012 09:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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garythehuman - 11 October 2012 09:45 AM

I thought this is what LSD was for. grin

Took a few trips in my youth, but never had any experience which lead me believe there was a heaven. wink

Take care,

Derek

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Posted: 12 October 2012 03:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Back around 2005-2006, I started looking at “Newsweek” somewhat regularly, because they were giving a lot of coverage to the so called “hard atheists”.

I found their coverage to be a little biased in favor of believers in general, but maybe not mainstream Christians.  Their science writer Sharon Begley, has written some questionable articles as well.

This current story though, is unforgivable.

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