by Brad O’Donnell
Eastern religions have always held that after death, we live other lives here on earth. Western Christianity has always maintained that we live only one life and then are eternally committed to heaven or hell based on god’s judgment of that single life…
UVA Medical School just completed a 50 year study of 2500 three year old children with verified past life recall that substantiates that Eastern religions were right, and we were wrong. See Dr. Jim B. Tucker’s book, Life Before Life, Children’s Memories of Previous Lives.
Does this nullify Christianity? Absolutely not! It dispels the traditional literal fire and brimstone dogma and toward a more positive perspective of the faith. It inspires a spiritual transition from “God fearing,” to being a “God loving” Christian.
This narrative will show that departing from “literal” Christianity is not such a radical move, because if you’ve ever heard, original Christianity was only “a religion of love Christ came to announce to the world.” Historically, there was no brimstone threat in early Christianity for the first 300 years. Satan wasn’t terrorizing the faithful until the Romans formally added the specter in 325 AD.
This is a game changer for westerners, but like the UVA physicians said, “No reasonable person could ignore this evidence.”
Life After Death Empirical Evidence by University of Virginia Medical School, Feb. 2017;
Shifting Lines Between Science, Religion and Spirituality…
Highlights of a 50 year study of past life recall by 2500 young children. One case of 2500…
James Leininger was born in Louisiana 19 years ago to wonderful Christian parents.
At 1½ years he started waking up frequently, screaming, “ Airplane crash on fire, little man can’t get out.” During the day he crashed toy airplanes into a coffee table, riddling it with gashes.
When he was 2, he began telling that he flew a “Corsair” off a ship, was shot down by the Japanese and that that was how he died.
Since his parents didn’t believe in reincarnation, they took him for counseling.
The family had a book on Iwo Jima. James found it and identified a map of Iwo Jima and told them that was where he died. His father asked him if he flew off a ship. James said it was “Natoma” and that his best friend was “Jack Larson.”
James repeatedly drew pictures of crashing airplanes which he signed as “James III.”
A few years later, James’ dad took James to an Iwo Jima reunion. It was there that they learned that the aircraft carrier “Natoma Bay” was at the battle and that there was only one pilot casualty. His name was “James Huston Jr.”
UVA research corollated the following:
- The fact that James Huston was a “Jr,” explained his signing his drawings “James III.”
- The Natoma Bay Aircraft Carrier was engaged in the battle.
- That James Huston had flown “Corsairs.”
- That James Huston was shot down by the Japanese
- That “Jack Larson” was actually another pilot on the Natoma Bay.
Could this two year old be hallucinating or randomly guessing this data? How many at this age, who can’t read and only know where their home and sandbox are, could identify Iwo Jima on a map, know what Corsairs were, ID another pilot as “Jack Larson,” that it was the Japanese who shot him down and being based on the “Natoma Bay” carrier?
A logical person knows that the statistical probability of this two year old guessing this data is virtually impossible… But then factoring in the other 2499 confirmed cases… it’s like the UVA panel said… “No reasonable person could ignore this evidence.” The university has now verified 2500 childrens’ cases as being accurate and credible. After the study, UVA Medical concluded that multiple life experiences are viable and legitimate. And hence, it follows that the age old question about the hope of Life After Death has finally been answered.
Consequently, after thousands of years of the bifurcated debate between science and religion, a third alternative cosmos has just been confirmed.
Let’s talk about it,
About the author:
Brad O’Donnell was one of five kids in a good family during the fifties in Richmond, Virginia. His father was a physician and a lay reader in an Episcopal church so Brad was pressed into service as an acolyte. He remembers the shock when he learned that the same Lamb of God from his Sunday school years would become a judgmental God who could condemn us all to eternal hell. He remained determined to find out why the church presented Christ as having a Jekyll and Hyde character. Still burning with curiosity after graduation from the University of Richmond, he attended the grad school Humanities Program where he could research his burning questions about these incongruencies of Christianity. He sold printing for thirty years, and is now semi retired and driving a semi three days a week for healthcare coverage. Most of the final manuscript of his book was realized daydreaming over the long miles while illegally hen-scratching his epiphanies as he drove. He’s probably lucky to have lived to see the book published. www.wherenowstpaul.com