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Old 10-02-2007, 11:42 AM   #16
Achilles
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Originally Posted by tk102
The sudden belief in God in the case of NDE obviously didn't require step 1 or step 2 to occur.
Of course it does. If you have a powerful experience that you are told is the work of god, you are going to want to believe in god in order to reconcile what happened with what you were told.

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It was due to an overwhelming experience that was enough to shake off skepticism.
Precisely. "To shake off skepticism". Someone that remains skeptical will not necessarily suddenly become religious. Someone that suspends skepticism in lieu of a supernatural explanation surely won't have to go too far to find one.

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I suppose if someone experienced a miracle, that could become a similar case of sudden belief.
Let's try to define "miracle" (in this context) without circular reasoning and see how far that get us
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