Fox News host Gretchen Carlson on Tuesday asked an author selling a book that claims to offer proof that heaven is real whether or not the 20 children killed in the Newtown massacre on Friday remember how they died now that they’re supposedly in the Christian afterlife.
Insisting to viewers that her guest, author and neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, “left the Earth for a week” during a coma and actually visited heaven, Carlson began to cry as she pitched Alexander the alarmingly odd question.
“As people are grappling with the horrible nature of this tragedy, will these children forget, when they’re in heaven, what happened?” she asked.
Alexander confidently answered that they would indeed, “but they will not feel the pain. They will feel the love and cherishing of being back there. And they will know that they changed this world, because it is about changing down here, changing this world that we live in by growing our spiritual faith, by knowing that love, knowing the eternity of our souls, and knowing that this is all about compassion and forgiveness without any boundaries. And that’s what they know.”
“Where is the shooter?” co-host Brian Kilmeade asked.
Still seeming confident in his knowledge, Alexander insisted that the Sandy Hook shooter is currently re-experiencing all the bad things he’s done.
“It’s what’s called a life review,” he said. “It’s a very real phenomenon of reliving all the events of one’s life and reliving the pain and suffering that we’ve handed out to others, but from their point of view.”
Despite Alexander’s claim to have personally experienced the afterlife during a coma, it’s more likely that he had vivid dreams and hallucinations during and while waking up from his coma, which is a phenomenon many comasufferers report.
This video was aired by The Fox News Channel on Tuesday, December 19, 2012.
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