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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:42 PM
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The kid whose dad wrote "Heaven Is For Real" will be on CNN next - if anyone here is
interested...
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:50 PM
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1. have no idea what any of that is all about
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:52 PM
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2. Link to a thread Atman started about it this morning:
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:17 PM
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3. Link to an article about him:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1368467/I-met-g...

And yes, I know the Daily Mail is a terrible source, but there's one sentence there that's important:

In an earlier interview, Colton said that his visions became more vivid as time passed.


Uh-huh. I'm sure that was convenient for his preacher father, and for publishing a book...

For what it's worth, I've read some accounts of near-death experiences that I considered credible, and I know people who've told me they had near-death experiences, or relatives of theirs have.

But I felt, while watching the interview on CNN, that the boy wasn't sincere, and that he was saying what his father wanted him to say.

Possibly he did have some kind of vague near-death experience when he was little. But even if he did, whatever it was has been completely swamped by ideas of heaven he got from his parents, because when he talks about Jesus having blue eyes, and there being streets of gold and pearly gates, you know he's just repeating very generic and naive Christian ideas.

According to that article, "He even claims he saw a glimpse of Armageddon." I suppose there'll be another book in that...
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:21 PM
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4. What I Think Is Interesting
Is that he says he met the baby his mother miscarried. No one has said this but that would mean that a fetus that doesn't make it to term or is aborted still exists. Wonder what the anti-choice people make of that.
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