Millions Leave Christianity After Girl Returns From Heaven With Message
Susanna Rogers was in a playground accident at the age of 7. After being rushed into emergency surgery, she was clinically dead for nearly 8 minutes. After a complete recovery she began sharing with her parents about a trip she took when she was hurt. It turns out she toured Heaven.
Eventually her parents decided to put her account into book form, and it quickly became a film. But nobody expected what would happen next. Usually in such cases there are many conversions as people develop a deep sense of longing for eternal life. But one aspect of Susanna’s story had exactly the opposite effect.
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It was her guardian angel, Merwin who walked her through Heaven, meeting Jesus, and even some of her family members who had previously passed away. Then Susanna asked Merwin to let her see Fudge, her cocker spaniel that had died earlier in the summer. Merwin looked at her with a tear in his angelic eye and said, “Well, Fudge isn’t here. Family pets don’t actually come to Heaven.” Susanna protested, “That isn’t true. My parents told me pets go to Heaven. So did Pastor Bob. I even saw a movie about all dogs going to Heaven. It isn’t true. Fudge is here. Take me to Fudge.” Merwin tried to console her, explaining that only humans can go to Heaven. But after a back and forth of what seemed like an eternity, Susanna demanded to be taken back to Earth.
This is having a devastating effect in the Christian community. Many are recanting their faith, including a large number of children’s church teachers. One such children’s worker, Rita Truman states, “We feel betrayed. We’ve been telling children that they will be reunited with their pets in Heaven. And now to hear it isn’t true? I considered myself a strong Christian… but what kind of God let’s us believe and say things that are not true? Why would He not grant the wishes of children?”
Truman is part of a class action lawsuit against United Artists accusing the company of cultural manipulation through the film “All Dogs Go To Heaven.”