Q: My cousin always claimed to be an agnostic — a person who doesn’t know if God is real. Last month, he had a heart attack, and although he’s getting better, I know he could have died. Do you think God is giving him a second chance? — B.McK.
A: No, a fictitious supernatural entity cannot do anything, including giving your cousin a second chance. In lieu of saying more, I’ll direct you to this very nice article at AlterNet that discusses atheism and near-death experiences. It’s much better than anything I could write on the subject.
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