And if so, is it because your religion attributes these to actually being real? The only reason I can see someone of non belief wholly believing in ghosts and such is due to actually experiencing them rather than taking the word of someone else that they exist. If that is the case, what was your experience?
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I am open to the idea of ghosts, especially considering how my moms side of the family seems to have voodoo experiences occasionally.
But for anyone who claims to be a medium, and charges money for it, 9/10 odds they are full of it.
I think if I had that ability I'd certainly consider making a career out of it. I mean, why not? Though even if I did believe with 100% certainty that mediums were real, I'd still be skeptical on an individual basis.
I think it's a little dirty to charge money for stuff like that. Charging money to give people closure isn't at the top of my moral list, and honestly my personal list is probably pretty jacked up so that's saying something.
Meh, my goal is to become a grief counsellor... I suppose you could say that's similar. I'd be using my skills to help people cope with loss and charging money for it.
Except that your degree is in psychology or something similar, and you help people cope due to your understanding of the human mind.
I find that different from "Pay me and you can speak to your dead relatives". Might just be my perspective though.
I guess I just see it as someone spending their time/resources on something and I wouldn't fault them for wanting to be compensated. It may be a case of wanting to help as many people as possible but still needing to pay the bills.
Oddly enough, my aunt went to a medium and the guy had a whole bunch of facts no one outside the family could have known about. The thing that kind of threw me off though is that the guy was telling good things of the future, through ghosts. Weird.
Yeah, the lady I saw sort of drifted off into the psychic thing a few times, too. I don't really care for that. I find the idea of spirits communicating much more believable than someone (or a ghost) being able to predict the future.
Why does someone believing in something you don't equate to wasting their time?
Just my opinion.. and when you "ghosthunt" you are wasting your time. There are no ghosts. Why do you care? lol
Some people do ghost hunting for fun, because it interests them... just like any other hobby. It's not a waste of time if that's how they enjoy spending it.
Agreed. To each their own.
The same could be said with believing in God JT. I can't imagine you feel like you are wasting your time though.
Well, electricity is 'unseen' and yet we have proof that it exists. There is a huge difference between what is unseen and what is provable.
the existance of spirits has been proven; however, belief does not always follow proof.
@elenagarcia - Who proved that spirits exist? What definable study was conducted? How did they prove it? Where are the results? Have the results been verified by independent studies? Is the "proof" reproducible?
@Austinstar yes, you cannot see electricity, but you can see the effects of it and that is taken as proof. you ask questions that you want unanwered.
Elena, what unseen effects of spirits have been proven? If I stuck a wet finger in an electrical outlet, I would get electrocuted. That is verifiable fact.
Austin asked questions that you neglected to answer.
@Austinstar and Link10103, what elenagracia said is sufficient to understand. You cannot see many things but you can feel them or their effects. For example electricity, breeze, atmosphere and likewise the spirits too.
Naveed - In the 18th century, Benjamin Franklin conducted extensive research in electricity - Who can you name that proved ghosts/demons/spirits exist?
Austinstar, you are stuck in just one thing. You need to understand science does not prove many things. If science could prove every thing, there would be have been nothing called "Miracles". Spirits are out of the scope of scientific research!
Naveed - so, you can't name anyone that even does real research into these phenomenons, eh? That's because they DON'T EXIST! It's all in your mind.
You can't say that "it's beyond the scope of research" and "it's been proven" at the same time. You can say that YOU have seen proof that satisfies YOUR standards, but you can't make a general claim that it's been proven.
So aside from the New Testament, what other proof do you have that it is specifically demons from the bible that exist, and not demons/spirits mentioned from other religions?
...So demons and spirits exists, but not ghosts. A synonym for ghost is spirit. Also it is hypocritical to believe in something mystical, but not something else mystical.
If you want to contact a demon, play with the Oujia board. I have never done it, but it have heard scary stories.
Then by extension I would assume you have never actually experienced a demon before, yet you are claiming they exist as fact cause the Bible.
And be sure to watch the Harry Potter series while you play with that Ouija board! How else will you know what demons and spirits are supposed to look like! Oh, your church probably banned Harry Potter.
spirit communication is not a con. it took place in the bible. Not Helpful
1 John 4:1 "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world."
@elenagarcia - The bible is not "proof". It is just words on a page. If books were "proof" then Spiderman and Harry Potter would be real too.
It's what is written in the book that counts. HP is fiction, bible is history recorded. Apples and oranges.
Still waiting for that proof that the Bible is accurately recorded history Lybrah.
@Lybrah - Proof only comes from reproducible studies that are measured and recorded by more than one example. The "Bible" is not proof of ghosts or spirits or demons or even God. Who convinced you that it was?