Fox News: Heaven Is For Real

Fox News (no, not a local affiliate) interviews a four-year-old boy who visited heaven after slipping out of consciousness during an emergency appendectomy. While there he met his dead grandpa and Jesus, among others. Watch journalist Gretchen Carlson have her mind blown by this “amazing story.”

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  • Hadrian999

    that poor poor kid

  • Hadrian999

    that poor poor kid

  • Anonymous

    The next book in the series….

    “Hell is for Real”

  • GoodDoktorBad

    The next book in the series….

    “Hell is for Real”

    • DeepCough

      That’s the perfect title for my autobiography.

  • Belcat

    So, because some kid dreamed it while being passed out, this makes it real? There’s been some studies on the brain during surgeries, or lack of oxygen, and strangely the mind usually responds about the same way – thinking of whatever is after, according to their beliefs.

    Poor kid..

  • Belcat

    So, because some kid dreamed it while being passed out, this makes it real? There’s been some studies on the brain during surgeries, or lack of oxygen, and strangely the mind usually responds about the same way – thinking of whatever is after, according to their beliefs.

    Poor kid..

  • Belcat

    So, because some kid dreamed it while being passed out, this makes it real? There’s been some studies on the brain during surgeries, or lack of oxygen, and strangely the mind usually responds about the same way – thinking of whatever is after, according to their beliefs.

    Poor kid..

  • Belcat

    So, because some kid dreamed it while being passed out, this makes it real? There’s been some studies on the brain during surgeries, or lack of oxygen, and strangely the mind usually responds about the same way – thinking of whatever is after, according to their beliefs.

    Poor kid..

    • Hadrian999

      funny how all the “proof” is totally unverifiable, stories about family members,
      parents actions during the surgery, it screams bunko

    • Sand Dog

      We can celebrate the power of infantile memory and young super neurons at work in a drug induced dream state. He heard, recorded and recalled some things. Sounds like a smart kid that won’t watch television when he’s older.

  • Hadrian999

    funny how all the “proof” is totally unverifiable, stories about family members,
    parents actions during the surgery, it screams bunko

  • DeepCough

    That’s the perfect title for my autobiography.

  • Ironaddict06

    While this story is probably 99% false, there are hundreds of people that have had NEAR DEATH experiences-meaning there was no heart beat and no brain activity and pro announced dead. The people from all over the world that have these experiences don’t see religious figures such as muhammed, allah, god, jesus, or budah.

  • Ironaddict06

    While this story is probably 99% false, there are hundreds of people that have had NEAR DEATH experiences-meaning there was no heart beat and no brain activity and pro announced dead. The people from all over the world that have these experiences don’t see religious figures such as muhammed, allah, god, jesus, or budah.

    • 5by5

      Agreed.

    • Bcamli33

      when a person dies a chemical called DMT is released in your body look it up research it whatever you wish. The chemical is a strong hallucinatory properties. In other words people see what they want or what they believe. In many cases children and even adults see Jesus and or other religious figures often times the ones from the religion of their choice. This means nothing other than that the person wants to believe in heaven so their brain creates the experience in their mind when they die.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Oddly, that child may very well represent the most trustworthy voice ever to grace Fox news…but only in the sense that he isn’t old enough to recognize or doubt his own BS…the rest of them have no excuse…and dragging a 4 year old kids surgery experience into live TV to score quickie points with Jesus-crispies is so contemptible that it actually makes the case for atheism better than any atheist ever could.

    I have no opinions on the afterlife…primarily because I haven’t been there…and only a conservative or a moron would firmly opine on something with which he has no experience. All I know about the possibility of a spirit or soul comes down to two experiences…I had an OBE once and stared at my own body on the bed…and when my dad died my Uncle Bob, who hadn’t seen dad all year because of a stroke that semi-paralyzed him and canceled all travel, woke up less than a minute (4:30 am)later…400 miles away… and started chatting with him (Dad) and saying goodbye…much to the confusion of Bobs wife, who insisted that my dad was not there and Bob was delusional…until she called my mom at 9 am and found out that dad had passed…just a minute or two before Bob’s ‘episode’. Also at the time of Dad’s passing…my nephew Henry woke up at 4:30 in the am…and instead of crying for attention in his crib…he giggled like crazy for ten minutes, then went back to sleep on his own.

    Call it coincidence, delusion, projection of our desires…whatever…I’m willing to allow for plenty of that…I have plenty of doubts and I voice them…but deep down I still suspect that the old pilot that raised me made one last fly by before heading into the wild blue yonder.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Oddly, that child may very well represent the most trustworthy voice ever to grace Fox news…but only in the sense that he isn’t old enough to recognize or doubt his own BS…the rest of them have no excuse…and dragging a 4 year old kids surgery experience into live TV to score quickie points with Jesus-crispies is so contemptible that it actually makes the case for atheism better than any atheist ever could.

    I have no opinions on the afterlife…primarily because I haven’t been there…and only a conservative or a moron would firmly opine on something with which he has no experience. All I know about the possibility of a spirit or soul comes down to two experiences…I had an OBE once and stared at my own body on the bed…and when my dad died my Uncle Bob, who hadn’t seen dad all year because of a stroke that semi-paralyzed him and canceled all travel, woke up less than a minute (4:30 am)later…400 miles away… and started chatting with him (Dad) and saying goodbye…much to the confusion of Bobs wife, who insisted that my dad was not there and Bob was delusional…until she called my mom at 9 am and found out that dad had passed…just a minute or two before Bob’s ‘episode’. Also at the time of Dad’s passing…my nephew Henry woke up at 4:30 in the am…and instead of crying for attention in his crib…he giggled like crazy for ten minutes, then went back to sleep on his own.

    Call it coincidence, delusion, projection of our desires…whatever…I’m willing to allow for plenty of that…I have plenty of doubts and I voice them…but deep down I still suspect that the old pilot that raised me made one last fly by before heading into the wild blue yonder.

  • Kali23Yuga

    NDE’s aren’t anything new.
    And God being a couple of ten thousand miles big is just bs.
    Why does God need to be anthropomorph for evangelicals ?

  • Kali23Yuga

    NDE’s aren’t anything new.
    And God being a couple of ten thousand miles big is just bs.
    Why does God need to be anthropomorph for evangelicals ?

    • 5by5

      For the same reason that all the aliens in run-of-the-mill science fiction movies have bumpy ridges on their foreheads, or are green or whatever, but still basically humanoid. Limited imagination.

  • Haystack

    “…and Jesus said he giving me new life so that I could go back to Earth and warn the American people to repeal Obamacare.”

  • Haystack

    “…and Jesus said he giving me new life so that I could go back to Earth and warn the American people to repeal Obamacare.”

  • Ol_breadbutt

    fixed the quotes for ya.

    Watch journalist Gretchen Carlson have her “mind” blown by this amazing story.

  • Ol_breadbutt

    fixed the quotes for ya.

    Watch journalist Gretchen Carlson have her “mind” blown by this amazing story.

  • Anonymous

    This ludicrous crap could only appear on Fox “News”.
    Does Gretchen know that vacuous botoxed muppets don’t get into heaven?

  • joerobo

    This ludicrous crap could only appear on Fox “News”.
    Does Gretchen know that vacuous botoxed muppets don’t get into heaven?

  • Sand Dog

    We can celebrate the power of infantile memory and young super neurons at work in a drug induced dream state. He heard, recorded and recalled some things. Sounds like a smart kid that won’t watch television when he’s older.

  • News

    Was Ronald Reagan there, in heaven?

  • News

    Was Ronald Reagan there, in heaven?

  • Alban Elfed

    If the child had grown up in church and went to Sunday school, then naturally his vivid little mind would construct such images and situations. Sermons are often held on such subjects as out of body and near death experiences. His religious descriptions sound programmed.

  • Alban Elfed

    If the child had grown up in church and went to Sunday school, then naturally his vivid little mind would construct such images and situations. Sermons are often held on such subjects as out of body and near death experiences. His religious descriptions sound programmed.

    • Beckyeah13

      I thought this too, but a lot of the recollections he had could not have come from information he got from Sunday school or church. He would have had to go to seminary to come up with much of what he remembered. It’s really quite an amazing story. Even if you don’t believe in Christianity there are some incredible things that happened to this boy that defy explination.

  • heaven

    why is this so hard to believe? is there not one tiny chance that they’re telling the truth and that this is real? why is it so easy to believe that we evolved from bacteria but there’s NO CHANCE that there might actually be a divine creator? Heaven forbid that He would be concerned about and involved in our lives. don’t you guys want to believe in hope? what’s so terrible about the possibility of a perfect paradise where we get to go when we die? i don’t get it. i’m not a crazy radical person. i just don’t understand why people are so quick to discount stories like this. courts of law take into account personal testimonies for a reason, it’s because sometimes people actually tell the truth. i’m not saying i know that this particular story is 100% true. just ask yourselves…how do you KNOW that it’s completely impossible? if you can’t answer that, then please don’t say that this is all a joke.

  • heaven

    why is this so hard to believe? is there not one tiny chance that they’re telling the truth and that this is real? why is it so easy to believe that we evolved from bacteria but there’s NO CHANCE that there might actually be a divine creator? Heaven forbid that He would be concerned about and involved in our lives. don’t you guys want to believe in hope? what’s so terrible about the possibility of a perfect paradise where we get to go when we die? i don’t get it. i’m not a crazy radical person. i just don’t understand why people are so quick to discount stories like this. courts of law take into account personal testimonies for a reason, it’s because sometimes people actually tell the truth. i’m not saying i know that this particular story is 100% true. just ask yourselves…how do you KNOW that it’s completely impossible? if you can’t answer that, then please don’t say that this is all a joke.

    • Hadrian999

      looking around the state of the world I know for a fact no all knowing divine creator with a plan could possibly have a hand in this.

      • Tuna Ghost

        well, to be fair His plan could just read “fuck shit up”.

        • IzekOneMost

          Or, ” Forget it!”

    • Ran

      Let’s wait for reports from Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, animists, pagans, atheists, agnostics, et. al., and if Jesus is there and God is just as this kid’s told, we’ll talk about taking this more seriously.

      Do you think if he’d never stepped foot in a church he’d be describing that? I’m Jewish, and I seriously doubt Jesus will be in my afterlife.

      • UnimpressedByDarwin

        It may be difficult to believe in God and heaven… But I’ll take that over the ridiculous notion that a few natural processes just happened to be operating on a planet that just happened to be suitable for life after being created by a big bang that just happened to occur. Evolution is the most ridiculous theory ever. Not the idea that species change over time… That is indeed good science and really just common sense. But to insist that there is no more to the story and that natural selection works and the big bang happened “just ’cause” is mindblowingly stupid and closed-minded.

        • Grizzly_pug

          I wholly agree with you, if we evolved from primates WHY do we still have primates?

          • Jfreeman

            “if we evolved from primates WHY do we still have primates?”

            you OBVIOUSLY have no idea what evolution is. your opinion does not matter on the internet or in real life

    • 5by5

      What’s disturbing about this report is not that some kind had an out of body experience, or witnessed visions of loved ones while in a transitional state between life and death that many people have described through out the world. What’s disturbing is the Fox News host pretending to be a journalist while in reality exploiting this kid’s experience to advance the rightwing Christian political agenda of the network she works for.And PS., it’s easy to believe we evolved from bacteria, because there’s verifiable EVIDENCE for that. We you have proof of God’s existence — as in he shows up and we can all see him and talk to him (if he is a he), not “you heard a voice” or saw him in a burnt piece of toast — then we can talk.Also, no. I don’t want to believe in hope. Because there’s an inverse of that. I’m neither interested in the carrot, OR the stick. I’m interested in the rational, dispassionate solutions to suffering caused by ignorance and fear.

      • UnImpressedByDarwin

        Really? Please explain to me how a bacteria can become a human being. I’d love to hear this. By saying there is verifiable evidence, that implies that you should be able to explain how it happened. So, if you don’t mind, please explain now non-organic material became organic. Explain how the first cell, with all of it’s enormous complexities came about. Then, show me how this cell evolved over billions of years to create a conscious, self-aware human being… All due to mindless processes that naturally occur in a world of matter. And please don’t point me to a biology textbook. I want YOU to answer from YOUR knowledge of how it happened, since you have “verifiable evidence”. Because I’ve read those biology textbooks that I’m willing to bet you were about to send me to…and not one of them explained, in any meaningful detail how bacteria could become a human being. Rather, they simply offered a few examples about how some animal underwent a very minor and underwhelming genetic change that happened to be useful in the organism’s given environment at the time and therefore caused the newly modified (however slight and uninteresting that modification it had been) organism to begin to redefine the species. From this hardly exciting tale, the textbook simply extrapolated these results back in time billions of years and decided “well, I guess that’s how we all got here”. Hardly “verifiable evidence”, wouldnt you say? But of course you claim to have such evidence so I greatly look forward to your “rational dispassionate” explanation of a mathematical and statistical impossibility.

        • Kilomonster

          UnImpressedByDarwin Your questions are easily answered We know that modern bactaeria and human beings had a common ancestor because they actually share genes or DNA sequences  for enzymes that are involved in fundamental metabolic and catabolic processes that are common to all living things. We KNOW that single cells merged  and formed multicellular  organsisms because our mitochondria has a genome seperate from our own and shares its genome with many species of  bacteria. We can even demonstrate the merging of cells with membrane disolving compounds such as ethelyene glycol. We also know that certain mixtures of chemicals known to be similar to oceans billions of years ago will generate basic biomolecules such as amino acids when exposed to radiant or electrical energy. What we dont have evidence of is th invisible man in the sky you worship with astonishing credulity

    • Andrew

      Once one understands the basic biology of reproduction it’s almost impossible to not believe in evolution. It’s nothing more than heredity extended for millennia.

  • Hadrian999

    looking around the state of the world I know for a fact no all knowing divine creator with a plan could possibly have a hand in this.

  • Ran

    Let’s wait for reports from Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, animists, pagans, atheists, agnostics, et. al., and if Jesus is there and God is just as this kid’s told, we’ll talk about taking this more seriously.

    Do you think if he’d never stepped foot in a church he’d be describing that? I’m Jewish, and I seriously doubt Jesus will be in my afterlife.

  • 5by5

    Does she think she’s on the 700 Club?

    Well I guess there’s not much difference between Faux Nooz and Pat Robertson’s wingnuttery.

  • 5by5

    Does she think she’s on the 700 Club?

    Well I guess there’s not much difference between Faux Nooz and Pat Robertson’s wingnuttery.

  • 5by5

    Does she think she’s on the 700 Club?

    Well I guess there’s not much difference between Faux Nooz and Pat Robertson’s wingnuttery.

  • 5by5

    What’s disturbing about this report is not that some kind had an out of body experience, or witnessed visions of loved ones while in a transitional state between life and death that many people have described through out the world. What’s disturbing is the Fox News host pretending to be a journalist while in reality exploiting this kid’s experience to advance the rightwing Christian political agenda of the network she works for.And PS., it’s easy to believe we evolved from bacteria, because there’s verifiable EVIDENCE for that. We you have proof of God’s existence — as in he shows up and we can all see him and talk to him (if he is a he), not “you heard a voice” or saw him in a burnt piece of toast — then we can talk.Also, no. I don’t want to believe in hope. Because there’s an inverse of that. I’m neither interested in the carrot, OR the stick. I’m interested in the rational, dispassionate solutions to suffering caused by ignorance and fear.

  • 5by5

    For the same reason that all the aliens in run-of-the-mill science fiction movies have bumpy ridges on their foreheads, or are green or whatever, but still basically humanoid. Limited imagination.

  • 5by5

    Agreed.

  • Andrew

    Once one understands the basic biology of reproduction it’s almost impossible to not believe in evolution. It’s nothing more than heredity extended for millennia.

  • Preacher

    Blue eyed Jesus! Wow. Can we have some pics? Oh, no, the kid has a few lying around in his house and has seen them everyday on the way to the pissing place.

  • Preacher

    Blue eyed Jesus! Wow. Can we have some pics? Oh, no, the kid has a few lying around in his house and has seen them everyday on the way to the pissing place.

  • Trite

    Was Pop, John the Baptist, Jesus and the “God” wearing nametags? Could have been Rip van Winkle, Timothy McVeigh, Sinatra (blue eyes, get it) and Krishna.

  • Trite

    Was Pop, John the Baptist, Jesus and the “God” wearing nametags? Could have been Rip van Winkle, Timothy McVeigh, Sinatra (blue eyes, get it) and Krishna.

  • Tuna Ghost

    well, to be fair His plan could just read “fuck shit up”.

  • Bcamli33

    when a person dies a chemical called DMT is released in your body look it up research it whatever you wish. The chemical is a strong hallucinatory properties. In other words people see what they want or what they believe. In many cases children and even adults see Jesus and or other religious figures often times the ones from the religion of their choice. This means nothing other than that the person wants to believe in heaven so their brain creates the experience in their mind when they die.

  • http://www.ughforever.com ditshick

    “He had a rough, but kind face, sea-blue eyes and a smile that lit up the heavens.” This kid’s a fucking hack.

  • http://www.ughforever.com ditshick

    “He had a rough, but kind face, sea-blue eyes and a smile that lit up the heavens.” This kid’s a fucking hack.

  • http://www.ughforever.com ditshick

    “He had a rough, but kind face, sea-blue eyes and a smile that lit up the heavens.” This kid’s a fucking hack.

  • http://www.ughforever.com ditshick

    “He had a rough, but kind face, sea-blue eyes and a smile that lit up the heavens.” This kid’s a fucking hack.

  • Kingarko

    I know, there is heaven but this little boy is saying things that is hard to believe. Right now he is a money maker selling his books. Good job, mom and dad.

  • Kingarko

    I know, there is heaven but this little boy is saying things that is hard to believe. Right now he is a money maker selling his books. Good job, mom and dad.

  • Beckyeah13

    Wow. Lot’s of hate in the comments below. Maybe you should actually read the book? I was very sceptical when I read it, but after reading it I found it to be an amazing story. It’s a quick read so before you trash it try reading it. The funny thing about having an open mind is that sometimes yo find out the story is bigger than you thought.

  • Beckyeah13

    Wow. Lot’s of hate in the comments below. Maybe you should actually read the book? I was very sceptical when I read it, but after reading it I found it to be an amazing story. It’s a quick read so before you trash it try reading it. The funny thing about having an open mind is that sometimes yo find out the story is bigger than you thought.

  • Beckyeah13

    I thought this too, but a lot of the recollections he had could not have come from information he got from Sunday school or church. He would have had to go to seminary to come up with much of what he remembered. It’s really quite an amazing story. Even if you don’t believe in Christianity there are some incredible things that happened to this boy that defy explination.

  • Unbeliever

    The kid said Jesus had wounds from the nails in his hands in heaven. Wouldn’t you think he’d be healed beforehand? If people who die in a car accident go to heaven, do they have to walk around all smashed up? This sounds more like the ER than heaven.

    • just me

      Of course Jesus would have the nail scars in Heaven. We will look at Him for all of eternity and know how much He loves us by looking at those scars. You will see them one day as well my friend. I hope so very much that it will not be as you are being judged and found guilty by Him, and cast into Hell, but as He is telling God you are His, that He has taken your guilt by the very scars you find so contemptible now. I beg you to read the book of John in the New Testament. You have to know.

  • Unbeliever

    The kid said Jesus had wounds from the nails in his hands in heaven. Wouldn’t you think he’d be healed beforehand? If people who die in a car accident go to heaven, do they have to walk around all smashed up? This sounds more like the ER than heaven.

  • just me

    Of course Jesus would have the nail scars in Heaven. We will look at Him for all of eternity and know how much He loves us by looking at those scars. You will see them one day as well my friend. I hope so very much that it will not be as you are being judged and found guilty by Him, and cast into Hell, but as He is telling God you are His, that He has taken your guilt by the very scars you find so contemptible now. I beg you to read the book of John in the New Testament. You have to know.

  • UnimpressedByDarwin

    It may be difficult to believe in God and heaven… But I’ll take that over the ridiculous notion that a few natural processes just happened to be operating on a planet that just happened to be suitable for life after being created by a big bang that just happened to occur. Evolution is the most ridiculous theory ever. Not the idea that species change over time… That is indeed good science and really just common sense. But to insist that there is no more to the story and that natural selection works and the big bang happened “just ’cause” is mindblowingly stupid and closed-minded.

  • UnimpressedByDarwin

    It may be difficult to believe in God and heaven… But I’ll take that over the ridiculous notion that a few natural processes just happened to be operating on a planet that just happened to be suitable for life after being created by a big bang that just happened to occur. Evolution is the most ridiculous theory ever. Not the idea that species change over time… That is indeed good science and really just common sense. But to insist that there is no more to the story and that natural selection works and the big bang happened “just ’cause” is mindblowingly stupid and closed-minded.

  • UnImpressedByDarwin

    Really? Please explain to me how a bacteria can become a human being. I’d love to hear this. By saying there is verifiable evidence, that implies that you should be able to explain how it happened. So, if you don’t mind, please explain now non-organic material became organic. Explain how the first cell, with all of it’s enormous complexities came about. Then, show me how this cell evolved over billions of years to create a conscious, self-aware human being… All due to mindless processes that naturally occur in a world of matter. And please don’t point me to a biology textbook. I want YOU to answer from YOUR knowledge of how it happened, since you have “verifiable evidence”. Because I’ve read those biology textbooks that I’m willing to bet you were about to send me to…and not one of them explained, in any meaningful detail how bacteria could become a human being. Rather, they simply offered a few examples about how some animal underwent a very minor and underwhelming genetic change that happened to be useful in the organism’s given environment at the time and therefore caused the newly modified (however slight and uninteresting that modification it had been) organism to begin to redefine the species. From this hardly exciting tale, the textbook simply extrapolated these results back in time billions of years and decided “well, I guess that’s how we all got here”. Hardly “verifiable evidence”, wouldnt you say? But of course you claim to have such evidence so I greatly look forward to your “rational dispassionate” explanation of a mathematical and statistical impossibility.

  • Grizzly_pug

    I wholly agree with you, if we evolved from primates WHY do we still have primates?

  • Kilomonster

    UnImpressedByDarwin Your questions are easily answered We know that modern bactaeria and human beings had a common ancestor because they actually share genes or DNA sequences  for enzymes that are involved in fundamental metabolic and catabolic processes that are common to all living things. We KNOW that single cells merged  and formed multicellular  organsisms because our mitochondria has a genome seperate from our own and shares its genome with many species of  bacteria. We can even demonstrate the merging of cells with membrane disolving compounds such as ethelyene glycol. We also know that certain mixtures of chemicals known to be similar to oceans billions of years ago will generate basic biomolecules such as amino acids when exposed to radiant or electrical energy. What we dont have evidence of is th invisible man in the sky you worship with astonishing credulity

  • Jfreeman

    “if we evolved from primates WHY do we still have primates?”

    you OBVIOUSLY have no idea what evolution is. your opinion does not matter on the internet or in real life

  • IzekOneMost

    Or, ” Forget it!”