"Proof Of Heaven" goes "Poof!"

"Proof Of Heaven" goes "Poof!"

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#1 Jul 2, 2013
'Proof of Heaven' claims questioned in new report

Dr. Eben Alexander has sold more than two million copies of his New York Times best-seller “Proof of Heaven,” a book in which he describes experiences in the afterlife after he slipped into a coma.

In an article in the August issue of Esquire, contributing editor Luke Dittrich raises new questions about Alexander’s account.

Click here for Esquire’s story:
http://www.esquire.com/features/the-prophet...

“I think when you buy a book that’s marketed as a nonfiction book, when that book’s called “Proof of Heaven,' I think that carries with it certain expectations of accuracy,’’ Dittrich told TODAY Tuesday.

Alexander nearly died four years ago when a bout of bacterial meningitis put him into a seven-day coma. As a neurosurgeon, he had always leaned more toward the scientific than the spiritual, but when he emerged from the coma, he described visions of heaven. He wrote about his experiences in “Proof of Heaven,’’ which was released in October 2012.

“So much of what I saw on my journey showed me how primitive our science is,” he said in a promotional video made by his publisher, Simon & Schuster.

Dittrich began to investigate many of Alexander’s accounts surrounding his near-death experience while also speaking directly with Alexander about them on several occasions. Dittrich says he found discrepancies in some of the stories, which he details in his article, titled “The Prophet.”

“We'd all love to know there's something amazing waiting for us,’’ Dittrich said.“Maybe someday someone will prove heaven. You can read ‘(Proof of) Heaven’ and decide whether or not Dr. Alexander did.’’

As an example of one of the inconsistiencies he found, Dittrich pointed out an emotional passage in the book that the doctor treating Alexander at the time contradicts.

“There’s a very dramatic scene in the book where he screams out in a crystal-clear way,‘God help me!‘” Dittrich said.

Dittrich spoke with the emergency room physician, Dr. Laura Potter, who treated Alexander on the day he claimed he cried out. She said she didn’t remember him crying out and that she had intubated Alexander, which would have made it impossible for him to speak. Potter confirmed that account to NBC News and also confirmed that Alexander talked to her about taking some liberties with his story.

“There are numerous episodes where it appears to have been perhaps some dramatization or artistic license taken,’’ Dittrich said.

Alexander has issued a statement to NBC News in response to the Esquire article.

"I stand by every word in this book and have made its message the purpose of my life,’’ he said.“Esquire's cynical article distorts the facts of my 25-year career as a neurosurgeon and is a textbook example of how unsupported assertions and cherry-picked information can be assembled at the expense of the truth."

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#2 Jul 2, 2013
The guy LIED. Period, end of story. As I have asserted from the day the book came out, the doctor is simply trying to sell a book.
OKAY

Sussex, WI

#3 Jul 2, 2013
HighlyEvolved wrote:
The guy LIED. Period, end of story. As I have asserted from the day the book came out, the doctor is simply trying to sell a book.
Seriously? You certainly are 'gullible'...

Was Laura in the room the whole time? Did he supposedly cry out physically in his Comatic state? Kinda tough huh?

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#4 Jul 2, 2013
OKAY wrote:
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Seriously? You certainly are 'gullible'...
Was Laura in the room the whole time? Did he supposedly cry out physically in his Comatic state? Kinda tough huh?
I see you didn't read the article. Rush to judgment much?6550
OKAY

Sussex, WI

#5 Jul 3, 2013
HighlyEvolved wrote:
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I see you didn't read the article. Rush to judgment much?6550
Actually I just read what you posted thinking it was the article.

Is the interviewer drawing their own conclusions or basically hearing only what they want to?
Ant

Alpharetta, GA

#6 Jul 3, 2013
OKAY wrote:
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Actually I just read what you posted thinking it was the article.
Is the interviewer drawing their own conclusions or basically hearing only what they want to?
HighlyEvolved worships scientist and other stupid opinions from random strangers, so don't mind them. He/she thinks they are smart, but really know crap.

“My name is Trunks...”

Since: Jun 10

the alternate future

#7 Jul 3, 2013
How are you today, Ant? We don't have to be mean simply because we have different beliefs. HE's posts are pretty good, if you ask me, but that's just my opinion.

“Still Politically Incorrect”

Since: Feb 10

And Damn Proud Of It Too

#9 Jul 3, 2013
Actually there are four heavens.

1) Hell is the lowest heaven.

2) The sky is the second heaven.

3) outer space is third heaven.

and finally...

4) High heaven is above and beyond from all the other three heavens.
JESUS CHRIST

Newport, AR

#12 Jul 4, 2013
Gary Coaldigger wrote:
Actually there are four heavens.
1) Hell is the lowest heaven.
2) The sky is the second heaven.
3) outer space is third heaven.
and finally...
4) High heaven is above and beyond from all the other three heavens.
Some say there is no proof that Heaven or God exist. However, WMAP claims they have found proof that 4.6% our universe is made of things you can see. That means over 95% of our universe is made of things you can't see. 24% of our universe is made of dark matter(Heaven?) and the other 71.4% is made of dark energy(God?) Then again, I might have misunderstood!

http://wmap.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_matter...
OKAY

Sussex, WI

#13 Jul 5, 2013
Wind Zephyr wrote:
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I doubt he knows very much about crap.
So if you want to learn about crap, try the Christians, they know TONS about crap. for starters, they actually think God is a stinky dead guy!
Actually seen, you are the expert.

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