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Nearly Sane

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The mind is a strange thing. Interesting story though

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52778714

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The mind is a strange thing. Interesting story though

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52778714
Apparently there was an antitheist comedian who woke up after a coma with the ability to tell jokes that were funny.It soon wore off.
"Woke up this morning ..........felt I was an emergent phenomenon from a brain substrate......that's why zI was born to sing the blues"

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The mind is a strange thing. Interesting story though

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52778714

I have heard of that happening to people before, it is rare but not unknown.

When my husband came out of the coma he had been in for a few weeks after his brain haemorrhage in 2006, he claimed he had an experience, which convinced him beyond all doubt that no god or afterlife exists.   
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I have heard of that happening to people before, it is rare but not unknown.

When my husband came out of the coma he had been in for a few weeks after his brain haemorrhage in 2006, he claimed he had an experience, which convinced him beyond all doubt that no god or afterlife exists.
I suspect that you are thinking of foreign accent syndrome, which isn't quite the same thing.
Many people emerge from comas having had experiences which convince them that God does exist, but experiences in comas, however vivid to the person, prove nothing objectively.
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I wasn't thinking of that syndrome. I never claimed my husband's experience, whilst in a coma, proved anything at all.
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Indeed you didn't but did it convince your husband. I think NDEs & what we see if in a coma are dreams and dreams are made up of stuff we have in our heads. They usually happen just before waking or coming out of coma.
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Indeed you didn't but did it convince your husband. I think NDEs are dreams and dreams are made up of stuff we have in our heads.

It just served to underline my husband's conviction that no god or afterlife exists.
“ Let your sorrows travel away on the wind, your joys ride on the clouds and your love mingle with the sunbeams.” RJG