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Old 01-21-2015, 08:19 AM
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One has to wonder why no one's written a book about dying going to hell and coming back. Hummmmm
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One has to wonder why no one's written a book about dying going to hell and coming back. Hummmmm

It could be called French Fries by Char Good.

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One has to wonder why no one's written a book about dying going to hell and coming back. Hummmmm
I have not read it but there is such a book titled 23 Minutes in Hell by Bill Wiese.
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I am the OP. I was focusing on the unusual circumstances of a book being published based on claims of truth, then recanting and having the book recalled as a result.

I think it was sad and somewhat shocking given the subject material. And I hoped that when it was published, the family actually thought it was true.

For people who would like to debate life after death, the literal truth of the bible, who is sincere and who is sarcastic, etc. please start a thread for that purpose....thank you!
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I am the OP. I was focusing on the unusual circumstances of a book being published based on claims of truth, then recanting and having the book recalled as a result.

I think it was sad and somewhat shocking given the subject material. And I hoped that when it was published, the family actually thought it was true.

For people who would like to debate life after death, the literal truth of the bible, who is sincere and who is sarcastic, etc. please start a thread for that purpose....thank you!

We NEVER know where threads will go....................
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We NEVER know where threads will go....................
My point is that I appreciate when we all respect the Site Guidelines....

"Please keep comments to the specific topic that was started. If you have another comment that is off topic please do not hijack the thread but please start a new one."
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We never know where threads may go
May not be to our liking
If this aggravates our soul
Perhaps we should try biking.

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"Please keep comments to the specific topic that was started. If you have another comment that is off topic please do not hijack the thread but please start a new one."
Threads often wander off topic, to related areas. That's the nature of a Forum.
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If a person's belief leads them to promote what they think is true, are they wrong?
I guess it depends on just what they think is true.
ISIS thinks their actions are truly the will of Allah.
But I think they are wrong.
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I guess it depends on just what they think is true.
ISIS thinks their actions are truly the will of Allah.
But I think they are wrong.
What I had in mind was the collective activity on this thread, namely verbal promotion not physical violence.
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One has to wonder why no one's written a book about dying going to hell and coming back. Hummmmm

I'm pretty sure that there has been such a book written.......
Actually, many years ago there was a t.v. show which mentioned the author's "journey". Yikes.

Just looked it up:

"23 Minutes In Hell: One Man's Story About What He Saw, Heard, and Felt in that Place of Torment" Paperback – January 30, 2006

by Bill Wiese (Author)
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This was widely published today. Hopefully some good came of it anyway.

‘Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ actually didn’t; books recalled - The Washington Post
I finally got around to reading your link! What can one possibly say? It's a sad story for everyone involved.

What good do you imagine might come from it? Will the publicity teach people to stop buying this type of book?

Follow the money: In the last paragraph of your link it states that there was lots of proof that Alex didn't stand behind the contents of the book but no one in the industry wanted to stop it.
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I am the OP. I was focusing on the unusual circumstances of a book being published based on claims of truth, then recanting and having the book recalled as a result.

I think it was sad and somewhat shocking given the subject material. And I hoped that when it was published, the family actually thought it was true.

For people who would like to debate life after death, the literal truth of the bible, who is sincere and who is sarcastic, etc. please start a thread for that purpose....thank you!

Look @ all the trouble you caused with your post.
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