Tag Archive: reason


Denying evidence… again.

Not quite anything to do with any deities, but supernatural, nonetheless.

Earlier I found an article (A humorous one, though it has citations), detailing scientific reasons why people sometimes perceive ghosts;

http://www.cracked.com/article_18828_the-creepy-scientific-explanation-behind-ghost-sightings_p2.html

I read it, and found it interesting, then thought I’d show it to my friend, who often argues with me about ghosts, as he believes in them. Now, I have no real problem with people believing in them, but after I showed him this article, he just proclaimed that science can’t explain everything, which is kind of fair enough, except that in this case, it actually does a fairly good job of explaining this particular subject.

To me, this just counts as denying the evidence which is brought forth. This has citation, and has apparently been tested in a scientific manner.

All I can say is that it seems more people would like to deny evidence than to actually listen to it, for fear of letting go of their views on spirituality… Which I wouldn’t mind so much, if they just admitted it, and especially without getting butthurt.

In the end, it came down to the old “Well, if you don’t wanna believe in ghosts, then that’s fine, but I do.” speech. I seem to be one of the few people who don’t do this. If someone tried to convince me of a ghost story they thought was true, or something similar, I would refute it, with logic and reasoning, not just proclaim that we believe different things, and that’s that.

It’s not logical. I don’t get it.

PS. Going to try and keep on top of this blog, now. I was in a bad mood recently, not really inspired enough to write on here. Bear with me. 🙂

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Prayers: Do they work?

No.

If anyone has any evidence of prayers working, preferably things which cannot be explained, not just convenient coincidences, like; “I prayed for rain, and the next day, it rained!” or “I had a sick cousin, he was in hospital for months, so I prayed, and he got better!”

Those two up there don’t count. It rains alot, and people do get better from going to the hospital. Your prayers change nothing.

So, if there’s anyone reading this who has some evidence that prayer works, or even an interesting story, please, drop a comment in the little box.