Brief Impressions of “23 Minutes in Hell” by Bill Wiese

23 Minutes in Hell is a brief account, written by Bill Weise, that encompasses

1. His transportation to Hell
2. His imprisonment in hell
3. His wandering around Hell
4. His ascension into Heaven
5. His conversation with Jesus
6. His return to Earth

as well as a bible-based discussion on the meaning of his encounter.

Bill does not describe a Near Death Experience, but rather something very close a reptilian abduction combined with an encounter with a star-brother.

While UFOs are probably physically real, aliens and journeys such as Wiese’s are probably part of another (psychological, supernatural, or both) phenmenon all together.

5 thoughts on “Brief Impressions of “23 Minutes in Hell” by Bill Wiese”

  1. dan, have you seen the history channel show about the author of chariot of the gods? what did you think of that?

  2. One technique I use to understand a group of people better is to actually “become” a member of their group. I’ve “infiltrated” anti-war groups, white nationalist groups, pro-“labor” groups, and Evangelical churches. I then conduct ethnographic research using the techniques I learned as an undergraduate anthropology major (I duel majored with political science). My study of Evangelicals has resulted in the following observations:

    Evangelicals are white people who suppress their natural feelings of concern over the demographic transition in America with rigid spirituality. Their feelings of the coming “end-times” is actually the stress that results from living in a multiethnic State. Focusing on “God” and religion keeps their conscious minds off reality, while going to church allows them to have fellowship with other white families in a way that’s still “legitimate” in America.

    Like most people, Evangelicals feel comfort around other people with large families who look like them. Being around large families who have lots of children (who come from a similar ethnic group) is a reassuring feeling. Seeing kids of the same “tribe” tell us that someone will be there to take care, and look out for us in our old age. Of course, for the Evangelical this is an illusion, due to the reality of what’s occurring outside of the Evangelical community.

    The issues that Evangelicals hold dearest are actually coping mechanisms to deal with the fact that they’re being demographically replaced in their own country. The abortion obsession is one in which they feel as if their fighting against their replacement without actually having to do so. The fight against queer marriage is another way of fighting against the ab-normalcy they see surrounding them. Their major support for “the fight against radical Islam” is a way of feeling like their fighting for their civilization while staying within the boundaries of what’s acceptable in America today. IOW, America’s elites are happy with the “God” who calls the Evangelical to war against “radical Islam” but would curse any God that encouraged the Evangelicals to defend America’s borders.

    The Evangelicals focus on the afterlife more than most Christian sects. Their focus on the wonderful afterlife is an attempt to keep their minds in a better place. Any people who focus on death with this intensity obviously aren’t too happy with life. Its no mistake that the rise of Evangelicalism corresponds with the downfall of the white working and middle classes. Because organizing for racial purposes is so taboo in modern America, the Evangelical faith became an outlet for this energy. Whether this redirection of energy was/is an intentional project of the American elite is unknown to me?

  3. “Sounds probable, but how do you account for the rise of adventism, evangelicalism, and speaking-in-tongues in black and latin churches, as well?” (tdaxp)

    I think the rise of the white Evangelical movement has resulted ideological spillovers to other communities. Evangelical churches are also more intense spiritually and offer a way of life that the old mainline Protestant or RCs do not. This excitement is going to attract people off all ethnic groups.

    The important thing is to look at the congregations on Sunday. Churches are some of the most segregated places in America. Evangelical churches are also extremely political. White Evangelical Churches are very conservative and black evangelical churches are extremely liberal. They can share all sorts of doctrinal ideas about being “saved” but politics trumps the unseen when it comes down to where people go on Sunday.

    I should point out however that speaking in tongues is not prominent in most white evangelical circles. Within the Southern Baptists and non-denominational its almost never seen. Its mostly among Pentecostals.

  4. Seerov,

    Thanks for the comment!

    I agree there is spill-over going on. Evangelical sermons strike me as closer to black worship than Northern European worship, however. I do not know which way the spill-over tends, presuming there is not simply an equal amount of back-and-worth.

    As far as political orientation goes, Mainline churches (which are all “white”) are liberal, white evangelical churches tend to be conservative, and black evangelical churches tend to be socially conservative with a pro-black political economy.

    You’re quite right about Pentecostals. I was unable to remember the term…

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