You write that you are "struck by the similarity of nearly every
NDE-er seeing bright light and often a "mosaic" or kaleidoscope of colors."
I'm a sceptic, for the following reasons:
For starters, I don't believe that we will all end up in heaven. If
not all of us end up in heaven, only the elect who have a NDE should see the
bright lights of heaven. What about people like Hitler, Nero, etc., would
they also have had a "happy NDE?" Would this then be sort of a "teaser" to
show these people what they could have had if they had believed?
If not all end up in heaven and let's say, for argument that only
50% make it in, we would expect an equal number of "happy NDEs" and
"terrifying NDEs." If so, why don't we hear about these (actually, I gather
we do hear about it but not as often). Could it be that this is something
one doesn't talk about. After all, it's one thing to "brag" about seeing
heaven which would mean that one is headed there eventually, but who would
"brag" about seeing only darkness?
There is another possibility and that is that we will all end up in
a "bright place" to be judged. After all, we are told that we will stand
before the throne of God.