I predict your certain someone is tad confused about a particular sutta and possibly being a little imaginative.
There are suttas that explain that in deva and brahma realms where lifetimes are long and things are pretty sweet, it is easier to believe that one is eternal and that dukkha can be avoided... and therefore have diminished incentive to practice the Dhamma.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine