I neither believe nor disbelieve, but my mind is open. If ghosts exist they are not magical or supernatural but simply not understood.
I was told of a ghost experience by credible people, and there is corroborating evidence. There are things about nature that are not understood—hell, nothing is truly understood on a deep level.
I am an Atheist because no evidence for a god or gods exist.…but I have seen things twice so far in my lifetime, and being the level headed person I am, I certainly did not imagine (let me refer to as “it&rdquo “it”even after “it” suddenly disappeared. Maybe consciousness exists outside of our body? I would not dismiss other possibilities where there is no scientific explanation YET – not yet proven! Maybe there are energies that ‘spring-up” in certain areas only and scientists cannot put their finger on it YET?. Atheism is afterall flexible whereas belief in religion is not so “these whatevers”, that “spring-up” do not need to be spiritual or godly, we just do not have a
term for it YET.
No, but I do believe in spirits, I am in regular communication with Jack Daniels and Johny Walker.
( And if you think that is just a joke, then I have to point out that these things share the same name, because these primitive beliefs go back so far into the past, that they really do come from a time when people believed that the intoxicating properties of wine and alcohol were supernatural in origin.) Ditto 'Essence', as in perfume, saints dead bodies smelled sweet because they were pure, it was thought.
I always have because I have witnessed a few of what one would describe as ghosts. However, I am an atheist and question myself on ghosts often because it is one of those things that doesn’t make since. Only difference is, I see what I think is them. No one ever sees God.
The term "believe in" has been almost completely scrubbed from my working vocabulary. Any time I catch myself saying that "I believe so and so," I stop and try to rephrase (and rethink) what I'm trying to say. My one exception is when I say, I believe I'd like to have a nice cold beer.
Imagination can be a wonderful and useful tool it can also be used to conjure up nonsense to fill the gap in our understanding of the world. During the Spanish Inquisition people were labelled witches and that 'justified' brutal torture and the agonizing death of being burned alive. A belief in witchcraft was promoted by the Catholic Church in a reign of terror whose chief goal was social control.
Bertrand Russell said: "history is replete with men and women who have gone to their deaths for their beliefs. There is nothing new in this and it will continue into the foreseeable future. Personally, I would never die for my beliefs because after all, I could be wrong."
Doubtless, many beliefs are held for which there is not the slightest degree not even an iota of evidence.
No, because I've never seen one in person! I believe in extraterrestrials because I've seen them drive by twice! You know, 1st hand eyewitness, evidence type thing! Havent seen a ghost or an angel or a demon or felt Jesus help me when my girlfriend committed suicide! So, no!