I think the white light that people see when they die is a real thing because if I were God, I’d want to get a good look at whoever was on their way up before it was too late and that’s probably why some people “die” and come back to Earth again.
God gets a good look at them, and maybe they seem a little squirrelly or high maintenance or maybe they’re talking up a blue streak, asking all sorts of ridiculous questions or making demands and that few seconds in the light allows Him to make a quick judgement call and tell one of his guys, “Not today, with that one,’ so He can avoid unnecessary stress and headaches. To me, it’s completely plausible. If I were Him, I’d do the exact same thing.
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