Need more movies like this that are truly real not what the world wants us to
think is real. Can't wait to see this movie that will uplift and inspire.
I was touched by the comforting message of this book, and will look forward to
watching the movie with my family.
Awesome, I read the book Proof of Heaven and he met a sister that had died
before he was born. But he had not known about her before he had died. I look
forward to an uplifting movie to watch, I don't watch many movies.
Sounds like a lot of unsubstantiated tall-tales - people who are desperate to
convince themselves and others of their faith often resort to such, basically
amounting to nothing but a ton of confirmation-bias laden "facts" and in
the worst cases, outright lies.They do this without realizing that
it goes against the very precepts of their own religion. The power
of implanted suggestion has been well-proven in psychological research, and no
doubt before his medical problem, this child had been overwhelmed with religious
imagery and tales of the afterlife and "heaven" from his obviously
devoutly religious parents.Children also love telling tales,
especially when they can see that it makes their parents happy and that their
parents want to hear more.I would also not be surprised if the child
was asked leading questions by his parents in order to implant suggestions as to
how he should respond.This is usually how these stories happen.
Children are natural storytellers and they will feed all sorts of lines to a
parents if they keep getting positive feedback for it.
Since when were we given spiritual experiences to cash in on? Ill pass on this,
Hey manuretruck, you sound desperate. Perhaps you should spend some time
studying the scriptures and then pondering and praying. Heavenly Father will
open your eyes to the truth. But only if you will allow Him to do so.
Sorry, manuretruck, but if you read the article it says that the boy did not
know about his deceased sister until he saw her "on the other side".How sad that people choose to rubbish what other people say. Matthew
21:16!I look forward to the film coming out. We need more
heart-warming stories like this!
"Need more movies like this that are truly real . . . "Love
it. Total lack of skepticism or critical thinking. This person believes what a
movie says about what a father claims a four year old child claimed about an
after life experience. This person sees this as "truly real" without
the slightest hesitation. Sad really. But it does give us an insight into
people's ability to believe the most far fetched of ideas. Manuretruck does a very good job of deconstructing these sorts of claims. I do
think one thing not stressed enough, though, is the ability of people to lie.
There is a claim of the child mentioning an unknown sister that had passed away.
Did it not occur to true believers that the father that wrote the book might
just be lying about this? Or short of accusing him of something so malicious,
perhaps he heard his son talk about a girl, and interpreted it this way? Really, to properly analyze these claims at the least research of a full
recording of any discussions with the child about his experiences would be
needed. Short of this these are only the claims of a reverend with,
perhaps, an agenda.
Hollywood = Fantasy time
Miracles exist there is no getting beyond that. The universe, life, our own
consciousness. If these miracles have happened, why not others?
manuretruck et al, the last few years has brought factions of people devoted to
faith, and those who, of which your post seems to classify yourself, who want to
tear it all down and have become very vocal and vitriolic about it. There
are those who believe that faith is essential for civilization, and those who
think civilization is in peril because of faith and religion. I can
see why you would be so angered and taken aback because of a boy's story
about seeing and experiencing something wonderful and inspiring. How dare he!
How dare his father!Hollywood releases several fictional films every
month. Most are garbage designed to void traditional values and common dececy.
But I doubt those anger your kind as much as this film does.So scoff
if you like. In the end all you will have is what you contribute to the world.
If you believe sneering at things like this en vogue then all I can say is that
you, at very least, chose your login moniker well.
It is sad that the comments on this story took such a sad direction after
manuretruck (who chose his name so well) expressed his negative view. A lot of
people have had similar experiences. I'd feel very uncomfortable calling
them all liars, even if I didn't believe in "heaven." No one is
being told they have to see the movie, mt, so just stay home and don't fret
Let’s see… a 4 year old boy has a near death experience that by all
accounts tracts precisely to the religion – including characters, imagery,
etc. – he was raised in; and by an evangelical family where religious
teachings (for kids this young we should really call it something else) were a
daily occurrence.Find me someone living in a tribe in Borneo who,
during some mental state (medically induced or otherwise), reports back an
experience filled with Christian imagery and then I’ll be impressed.
"You sound desperate"You need to "ponder and pray""How sad that people choose to rubbish what other people say."You "want to tear it all down and have become very vocal and vitriolic
about it."You are "angered and taken aback "You are
"scoffing" and "sneering"It was a "negative view"
you expressed. You are fretting about this movie. Good
heavens! I had no idea this stuff was in your post! I had to go back and reread
it just to see if the desperation, rubbish, vitriol, anger, scoffing, sneering,
negativity, and fretting were there. As well as the need to tear it all down. I
had to read it twice again. And yep, all of that stuff is right. . .
not there. But it sure makes one wonder what kind of people would
see it there.
So I understand the boy said everyone except Jesus had wings there.
As usual, when a non believer points out the irrationality of a
"faith-promoting" story or movie, while not personally attacking anyone,
the believers jump on the non believer and personally attack him or her, and the
DN Editorial staff do nothing about it.Why are believers allowed to
post personal attacks, and off topic/disruptive comments, but non believers are
not?This story is second or third hand hearsay, at best. If this is
the substance of your hope and the evidence of your things "not seen"
(?), then your "faith" is more misplaced than i had previously supposed.
You might as well build your faith on the sandy foundation of the "little
birdies" email hoax that went around years ago.
It is an interesting story... But it is just that - a story. Whether from
imagination, or something else, nobody knows. But certainly it wouldn't be
the first story of the afterlife that has been made up. Like I said, maybe the
boy and the parents really do believe what he experienced, but odds are it all
took place within the confines of his mind.
You people who are atheist or do not believe you are in for a mighty surprise!
You think of God as what some churches say that God is some God or whatever in
the sky like thing, but your so wrong!! I would suggest IF your brave enough and
want a challenge to your sad life to check out the Urantia Book you can find it
online by just typing it in and get the web sites for it. You read that book and
still say ther eis NO such God or life after Boy are you really scared of the
TRUTH then!! and in complete denial this book is for ALL People on this world.
I could bring you thousands of people who say that they've been abducted by
aliens, undergone surgery, and were blasted back to their Earthly beds in a
matter of hours. Would a movie about those stories then be considered
"true"? This is based on a true story based on a fake story
based on what some guy told some other guy a long long time ago. Co-produced by
James & Kirk Cameron, two people with NO obvious motives, right? Hahahahaha, some people are so gullible. Keeping the sheep in line while
lining the pockets of others.
The boy claims in the trailer that in heaven everybody is young. But obviously
there isn't an arbitrary age, as his unborn sister is said to be a little
girl and his great-great grandfather is shown to be a young man...............To
be honest if this was my child I'd certainly give it some thought,
considering I'm non-religious, but coming from a child whose father is a
Reverend? Sounds like indoctrination.
Outstanding movie. I had a near death experience when I was much older.This was the real deal.
This was an outstanding movie that made me cry and not much makes me cry
anymore!I had a near death experience when I was much older than the boy
in this story and I can tell you that this movie is based on the real deal.
Miracles do happen. God does exactly what hewants to. Actually the people
more likely not to believe this kind of thing are someof the very
religious people whose beliefs about God sometimes have no "wiggle