reply to post by WhoKnows100
I suspect you misunderstand me here
I say bible thumpers and both sides of the issue to simplify the whole path to date.
There is many "bibles" in my comment..was just suggesting overall the belief and faith based. I spent about 8ish years immersed in many theistic
communities, from the apologetic Christians whom gave me some good debates, wiccans, new age types, ghost hunters and psychics, etc...was a fun and
educational ride..but I found no answers there.
I also have spent plenty of time playing in the skeptics sandbox on this issue...and the best they could come up with was electromagnetic coincidences
and I was lying..which is fine, I certainly wouldn't believe my story..and they shouldn't..gotta keep a sharp eye..and I am rarely if ever trying to
convince random people of anything..I just want thoughtful answers to what can clearly be seen as a near ridiculous comment.
I will say one thing though. the faith based community (be it Christians, pagans, even muslims) are far more open to discuss unusual things..but that
I think comes from their embracing of things that don't make sense to begin with...understandably a hard nosed skeptic may eventually build a wall
around themselves and dismiss anything that doesn't conform to their knowledgebase. Unfortunate..skepticism is meant to help learning, not hamper it,
but I guess some people need faith even when claiming that is what they are against. Bit ironic imo.
But ya...in regards to belief (be it Christians, muslims, jews, new agers, etc)..they all "know" the answers (always different mind you) and they
all show me bits and bobs in their books to confirm loosely what they are saying is true..so long as you already believe their interpretation and can
see things through their eyes.
Which is a issue to begin with. Being a realist, I don't see things how they see. I am practical and skeptical as mentioned.
And I certainly see religion as a stumbling stone towards personal connection. If there is something more, books and icons only help in retarding the
growth of a person towards that personal connection and enlightenment because religion is not personal...and if the connection is nothing
personal..then I don't care much about conforming to the one size fits all universe.
And I still go back to, I don't know what a ghost it.
Frankly, it could be dead relatives, interdimensional aliens, angels, demons, proof of telekinesis, who knows..thats where I am though...my journey