posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 08:33 AM
To those who think its perhaps religious, I'd agree in part, but I think we have an ill-defined idea of religion and gods and daemons.
I was brought up in a church school, and through illness (almost all of my life), I lost faith, and spent all of those years having nightmares and
sleep paralysis, and abnormal fears. Years later, I become religious (after trying MANY different cults and gods to find peace) in the 'biblical
That is when I start seeing these shadow people for the first time full on. Still didn't help, I called upon the name of God, and it, well, to our
understanding, I think you could say "hurts them" but thats not exactly right, but that doesn't make them go away.
I don't dispute the power of God, but I DO believe we are told how to think and that makes us weak, since we categorise things as something, or
something else. Need an example, lets go for cheesy! If you saw a mangy cat in the street, you'd think "stray", but what if the guy who owned it
was neglecting it and it was a house-cat who'd escaped? It fits into the boxes of house-cat, stray, cat, pet... etc. There are many boxes but your
mind just says stray.
This diffusion is to stop us using the inherent power I think, when we're confronted by these dark beings, and then say it looks like an alien we
stop thinking daemon and start thinking alien, so we assume God won't work.
I think they're all the same thing, and I also think, that the people who came before us, were not quite as biased by the media and the church and so
forth (since bibles weren't even used at home then). They had to come up with natural remedies - the garlic for vampires, the silver for lycans, the
iron for fae creatures, the salt, etc...
But if you have a headache and take some asprin, then a wonderdrug comes out later on, you can still use asprin... People will believe a book written
2000 years ago, because it has God's name in the appendix, but it was written by humans nonetheless. Folk stories, it was full of them, so whats the
problem listening to folk stories for cures to issues that still plague mankind now?
So, while I'm saying that belief can work on these things, its not instantaneous for some, nor does it work completely, belief is subjective. The
old cures, where people didn't believe as much because they didn't know God, work just as well, and require no belief on the part of the user - salt
doesn't need your prayers, iron will rust and decay before it answers your pleas.