As already noted, the evidence for postmortem survival from ADCs and NDEs is far, far superior to the New Testament evidence for Jesus’ resurrection. Yet it is sadly amusing how denizens of this site resort to any distracting comments to avoid the hard work of critical engagement with the specifics of the actual evidence provided here. This anti-intellectual evasion can aptly be described as akin to Bambi freezing the headlights of paranormal evidence, for which they have no answer, But many readers here see through this evasion, and so, for them I will provide other unique cases that reveal just how compelling and diverse this evidence can be. After a few more such cases, I will take on my critics directly.
(13) THE GEOGRAPHY OF PARADISE:
At age 5 Margaret Sauro was misdiagnosed with scarlet fever and was on the verge of death as a result of a ruptured appendix. She suddenly found herself walking hand in hand down a path with a beautiful young woman in a Roman toga. The path was lined with massive beautiful flowers “way over our heads…close together the way a colonial bouquet would be.” Margaret felt an overwhelming peace and the floral fragrance “seemed to permeate my whole body.” Near the path’s end, she heard faint voices, saying, “But why is she bringing her here?” “I don’t know. She knows better.” Margaret was then enveloped in fog and returned to her hospital bed. The angelic young woman looked down, saying, “I’m sorry Margaret, but you have to go back now. It’s not you time.”
Decades later in her 50s, Margaret decided to paint the beautiful lady and the flowers along the path. The next day she went to see her internist about her broken rib. She told her internist about the painting and he asked if she could create a reproduction for him to frame and hang among 10 other pictures in his office. Several weeks later Maria Olivia, another patient, saw the painting among the 10 others and stood transfixed. When the internist asked her what was going on, she replied: “I walked along that path when I was 5 years old and almost died!” 2 independent descriptions of a section of Paradise devoted to 5-year-olds? If so, this is a mind-blowing confirmation of Paradise geography. (report condensed from Mally Cox-Chapman, “The Case for Heaven”)