The late psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross opined:
I’m sure that, 25 years from now, we’ll see AIDS as an incredible blessing because it forces you - it literally forces you - to take a stand and make a choice based on either love or fear. How could a trained doctor, "who worked tirelessly with AIDS victims", characterise a such horrible disease in such positive terms?
a firm believer in a god and the life hereafter She held that there is:
no such thing as death Her belief in heaven caused her to devalue life on earth - the only one we have - and allowed her to see a fatal disease as a blessing.
Bryan Patterson, Faithworks columnist for News Ltd, quotes Kubler-Ross approving, to prove what I'm not sure, even claiming the psychiatrist:
did much to prove the existence of an afterlife Patterson doesn't bother with anymore detail but Kubler-Ross' proof appears to rest on anecdotes from patients who believe they saw:
a shining light and familiar faces, before being brought back from the brink. Many doctors believe these are hallucinations connected to the physical process of death and not afterlife previews.