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  • beren
    +5

    You wear a seatbelt "just in case", but it's a little different because you've seen those movies where people get thrown from the car, etc. Have you ever seen someone actually go to hell?

    • spaceghoti
      +5

      Have you ever seen someone actually go to hell?

      Of course not. Just near death experience testimonies of people "dying" and going to heaven or hell briefly. Curious how such experiences always seem to follow cultural trends. Buddhists never experience the afterlife of the Abrahamic religions, and Christians never visit the Hindu afterlife. It's almost like near death experiences cause the brain to panic and flood the body with hormones inducing a hallucinogenic experience to cushion the shock.

    • tehdiplomat
      +3

      but it's a little different because you've seen those movies where people get thrown from the car

      Wait a second, I've seen movies where people get thrown from their car, but I've also seen movies where people go to hell too. (What Dreams May Come) This argument seems either misplaced, or missing some important words to differentiate safety danger from afterlife danger.

      • beren
        +6

        When I was creating this comment, I was thinking about the "movies" they showed us in high school to scare us into wearing seatbelts, driving safely, etc. when I realized how old I am and maybe they don't show those anymore. "Movie" was probably the wrong word, but as it was pointed out, I wasn't referring to fiction. Think more like liveleak.

        • tehdiplomat
          +4

          Yea after the other reply I realized your intention. I was picturing more just like.. "Crash" or any other car chase scene that ends up with someone flying through a windshield. Also, it's been quite a while since I sat in a HS classroom, so that those type of safety movies weren't even in consideration.

      • spacepopper
        +6

        I doubt /u/baren was referring to fictional movies. We see news about that sort of thing happening all the time, it's happening within our reality and not within a fictional universe. Sometimes when I watch a good, truly engaging movie that has to do with the topic of heaven/afterlife it's nice to suspend belief for a little while and go along with it (it's probably the closest my mind will get to imagining a universe where I can live-on after my death). But as soon as the movie is over, reality kicks in and that suspended belief becomes nothing but a temporary escape into a fictional universe.