There have always been some things that have given me great difficulty from the statements made in NDEs.Setting aside the question of experimental or parapsychology-style evidence for NDEs themselves, what I am talking about is some of the recurring philosophy internal to NDEs themselves. 1) The world within the light contains love and fulfilment a thousand, a million times greater than anything conceivable on the physical plane. That is the *real* world and by comparison, anything that happens here doesn't matter at all. But therein lies my question...why then would anyone EVER leave a state of such ecstacy, glory, and wonder, let alone leave it to enter a state of suffering, disillusion, cancer, war, and bereavement? It seems to defy hard core sense. Of course, it is said that this is for our "spiritual evolution" but again, I would have to ask, why would we care about such a thing as "spiritual evolution" (whatever it means) if we were already living in an environment of godlike happiness and perfection. 2) suicides..and the idea that suicides are these awful kind of spiritual criminals somehow, and will have to return to earth until they "complete what they began." But that doesn't sound terribly loving and compassionate to me. Twist it as a can, I can't easily persuade myself that it is. In fact, it seems almost like a kind of emotional brutality. And then, what do we make of the idea, put across in so many NDEs, that everyone has their "time" to die? But wouldn't that apply to successful suicides too? How would they be a special case?