Just a quick note on Dr.Neal's interview with Matt Lauer today regarding Dr. Neal's Near Death Experience, which she writes in her new book "To Heaven and Back". Apparently brain dead for approximately 15 + minutes(brain can only take lack of oxygen for up to 4 minutes), she stated she experienced a place that was populated by light beings, angels, and that she felt the presence of Jesus Christ, even though she could not describe them physically, as in did they have blond hair or a large nose, for example.http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/48242202/ns/today-books/
She was asked if she were "spiritual", and she said that her life had been too busy with her profession and family life for her to pay attention to that aspect of her life. Question a friend asked me about this:" does that mean that maybe we don't have to commit to an earth-based church, but just live a good life of giving, working hard, loving, sharing?. Doesn't it mean that 'God' is just there waiting, helping, guiding when necessary? Aren't we mostly self directional? Don't we inherently know what is good, and not good?"
Or my question, as Dr. Neal, assumedly was at one time associated, maybe as a child, with a philosophy through a religion to which she aspired Did she gather from this association with an organized seed religion, life's "how to live a civil life" rules?