That is not the assertion that I am making. I am not claiming that all visions are of equal merit, or even that all of them are true.
You are attempting to equivocate a wide range of different experience, which is, frankly, silly for someone who seems to pride themselves on being a rational thinker.
Even if you don’t accept private, individual revelations, there are multiple accounts of apparitions appearing to multiple people, attesting to the reality of Hell.
You also have to look at the nature of such experiences. Frequently, eastern religions employ psychotropic drugs in their religious ceremonies, as did many pagan religions. In those cases, I think we can clearly conclude that their visions were hallucinations brought about by the drugs. With these Christian mystics, there is no drug use so that explanation is out.
Now, there’s no way to exclude all potential mental issues which could result in visions, but the existence of a potential explanation is not sufficient reason to exclude the possibility of a vision being true.
Again, I encourage you to read the book. There are multiple accounts which cannot be explained away as psychological malady. Some of them occurred to multiple people, others left physical evidence after the event.
Alright, last post this time. I really have to get back to work.