Of the 3,200 people studied who had near-death experiences, 69% reported experiencing “overwhelming love”, but only 37% reported seeing Jesus, and no one reported seeing the Devil.
Could preconditioning and cultural influences shape one’s near-death experience? Those of a “New Age” spiritual orientation more commonly reported an experience of “God” (80% of the sample) than either Christians or atheists. (Implying either tofu stimulates DMT production or New Agers have a lower standard for reporting the God experience). The same percentage of Christian and non-Christian NDErs (63%) saw a divine being. The data indicate that you don’t have to identify as a Christian to see God.