Right. I mean, to take the example of the first 2 stories - near death experiences of some afterlife fitting a religious model, there’s a school of thought that says many humans on death will create for themselves a heaven/hell/whatever corner of the astral, based on their expectations, conscious and subconscious. we do this to work out issues before deciding enough is enough and move on. It’s still truth to them, but doesn’t need to involve anyone else.
I have a very different model of the universe and don’t expect to spend any time doing that. People not raised in a very Christian society don’t tend to find “hell” in NDEs - how could they when it’s not their culture? - using the Christian’s framework is a personal choice. I’ve never neen Christian of any flavour and never felt called to investigate it much, so I know every little about it, but it seems very mind-controlling, oppressive and cultish, and I’m turned off by the very energy of it, so it doesn’t surprise me that people get a bit doolally about it’s ideas - also Christians exhibit craziness every day. Some Muslims literally find themselves attended by virgins in a garden though for their NDEs, Taoists find gardens with peaches and such.
Regarding the Christian church drama thing, I think that “posession” during services is a mixture of things. Some people might be faking, some hysterical, some might be self-inducing another way, at some point I expect spirits are involved - since the invitation seems to be pretty vague who knows which ones… I would expect a whole mess of possibilities.