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Originally posted by alien
Okay, I'll just throw this out there and people can take or leave it at their leisure:
I tend not to watch Ghost Shows like those mentioned purely because I find them laughable.
I find them laughable due to the whole theatrical nature of them.
I also find numerous other types of shows with Mediums and whatnot swaying around and skulking around supposedly haunted places doing the ol' "Hellooooo...is anyone there??? Hellooooo...do you wish to communicate with me?? Helloooooooo?" are ridiculous - and insulting, to spirits.
Seriously - theres not much difference between the living and those who have passed.
Simply because you have passed doesn't automatically relegate you to being spoken to like someone with a severe form of cognitive retardation.
The patronising approach of some of these TV Mediums is just...well...laughable.
Think about it.
Would you put up with someone saying "Hellooooo there. Hellooooo...would you like to speak to me. Helloooooo...we're hear to listen" while you're alive?
Not likely...you're likely to tell them to take their crystal ball, their burning incense, their headscalves and other paraphenalia and get up outa your face.
So why would you put up with it when you're passed?
Where I'm coming from is this:
Seeing, hearing, spooks, spirit, things that go bump in the night - yeah - nothing special in my culture. Its not something at all uncommon.
Perhaps we're a culture of freaks...who knows...but most certainly I know plenty of people who for whatever reason see and hear, who communicate and whatnot.
Theres really nothing that unique about it any moreso than having a keen sense of smell or sharp eyesight. Pretty much an everyday thing.
Another show that irks me (though granted it is purely *fictional*) is Ghost Whisperer, with Jennifer Love Hewitt.
I mean come on Jen! You're supposed to be someone who sees and hears the dead on the regular...so why oh why does she jump, get startled, freak out and scream any time Casper pops out???
I know numerous seers...and yeah...none of them I know get freaked out like that. Why would you when its just part of who you are and what your *world* consists of and has consisted of from a young age...its not something so scary and uncommon as to have you screaming like Jennifer...
Originally posted by ChoronzonRising
I'm a believer in the phenomena myself, but I would like to know how exactly you can 'help' a 'ghost' when noone knows what it is, whether it's an actual human spirit or some other scientifically explainable phenomena or demons or w/e. Please, no Sylvia Brown nonsense...