A great new book is now out it is now a New York best seller discussing nine lines of evidence that support the reality that near death experiences are indeed linked to an afterlife. Dr. Jeffery Long i commend you on your bravery on challenging naturalism with evidence that shows that naturalism is probably false.
Listen to the skeptiko interview where Dr. Jeffery Long discusses the evidence for near death experiences.
Also i like to discuss too i recent video i listened too a closer to truth video where Robert Lawrence Kuhn interview scientist Robert Parker. Robert says a number of things that i like to discuss here.
He mentions first, " People want to believe and it's easy to fool them"
This is a good statement but one where i would say Robert is using an argument such as for example well kids want to believe santa claus really exists but of course he doesn't. The problem is this argument sounds very good at first but once you dissect it you find that it's very weak in nature. The reason why people believe in an afterlife it's not because simply they want it too be so. Of course, i can't say that for everyone but at least some people hold to the view that an afterlife is probably true based on their research and assessment of the evidence.
Next he says, "They get debunked over and over again the same claims"
Just because they get debunked doesn't mean the debunker himself is making an fair assessment of what is really going on. Yes sometimes the debunker does but other times not.
He says, "There's are a hint of an afterlife", you are not going to be reunited with your loved ones".
This is where Robert should first do some research into psychical research and parapsychology on this own then come back and see if his view changes any.
"Nothing is ever verifiable"
WRONG, do some research into psychical research and you will soon find out their is a ton of verifiable information.
True that religions have manipulated people to follow a certain set of rules, every religion has a different set of rules. This of course, makes it seem obvious that any afterlife view is sure manipulation.