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Old 07-31-2001, 03:48 AM   #1
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2 theories (about ghosts and aliens) that I'm not sure of

This began in DrTeeth's random thoughts thread in Lemonade but my thoughts just kept running.

I don't think I believe that ghosts exist, I think they are ploys of devils for us to deviate from our faith. This sounds radical, or not? I'm not sure if I believe in this theory but it makes a lot of sense. For eg, you know how you always hear of haunted places/houses where lots of folks die in? Or places that have an eerie feel to them? They aren't haunted by ghosts. They're just places that demons dwell in, and anyone who goes there gets influenced by the demons (whispers in the ears? whatever works) to kill themselves or others. What do you make of this theory? Of course, I guess you'd have to believe in it if you believed in the Bible which, to make another point, mentions nothing about ghosts but of demons.

The Good Book also does not mention aliens. There's a whole other Christian theory going on that aliens are yet another ploy by the devil to deviate humans from the Truth. Notice how alienmania has convinced people that the Bible is not true and has stirred a perverse fascination with third encounters. But most important of all, alienmania has made people lose sight of Jesus Christ. I was told to look up this verse that was supposed to suplicate this theory: (Genesis 6:3-5) The Nephilim were on the earth in those days--and also afterward--when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. What do you think? And what is Nephilim? Angel or demon?

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Oh yeah, I came across this URL http://www.dragonwood.com/support/bible/gen6-1-8.html but I know better than to trust any ol' thing on the Net.

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I have a number of different theories about ghost.

Keep in mind that they are from MY christian perspective.

1.I think many are demonic influences. For those of us who believe in such things. It makes alot of sense that demons would be atracted to mental and spiritual unrest and pain.

2. They could be spirits of the undead, we really don't know or certain how long it takes for our souls to go to the after life and what interim period there might be. But I'm not too inclined to this theory.


3. One of my favorite theories is that Ghost are burn marks in time. If your looking at everything from a multi-dimensional standpoint, time would be splayed out, an already happened event.

Ghost could be, I don't know the term, sort of fuzzy places or fractures in our dimensional view, wehre we can actually percieve different moments in time.

They could also be the dimensional equivolent of a looped tape, repeating an event over and over again.

Now, there's a spiritual aspect to this too, if your willing to follow a certain line of reasoning. Since we don't really know what the upper dimensions are, and can really only guess, what if the emotional/spiritual side is really just a dimension we either aren't percieving fully or just haven't defined yet. With most ghost sightings centering on horrific or sad events, they could actually be "burn marks" on the emoitional/spiritual dimension.

Of course, there probably won't ever be a way to disprove or prove ghost and the supernatural. I sort of like it that way.

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This began in DrTeeth's random thoughts thread in Lemonade but my thoughts just kept running.

I don't think I believe that ghosts exist, I think they are ploys of devils for us to deviate from our faith. This sounds radical, or not?
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I've always felt this way. I believe in spiritual warfare, for sure, and I do believe in the "demonic ploys" theory.

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Most ghost reports are not of ghosts giving a negative effect at all, that is just the reputation ghost stories have given to people over the years, most ghost stories are stories of ghosts just being there showing there presence, not having any negative effects. Only in some cases do the ghosts actually have a negative affect. It is the idea of a ghost existing that scares people so people generally attribute ghosts to bad things when it is the other way around.

Alien species have already been found on Mars, even though they are microscopic creatures they are still aliens. Just not the alien type of form the media loves.

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To add I would like to say I don't see how higher forms of aliens couldn't exist.

It is obvious from that that I do not believe in any of Earth's monotheistic religions.

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I don't think that your theory about higher forms equates with it being obvious that you don't believe in a monotheistic religion.

I agree with the ideas you set forth and I'm a cradle monotheistic religious type.

BTW, I really like this thread, interesting ideas.

More on what I believe re: ghosts when I have more time.

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You're right Like02, I didn't make it obvious at all, I was more thinking it in my own mind or maybe my going against Foray completely might have made it seem like I didn't believe in any of it but what I said didn't exactly show that it, so take my comment of not believing in any religions as something separate from what I said before it.

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Foray,

Check out http://www.khouse.org/articles/proph...960101-43.html

Chuck Missler, whose website this is, has some pretty far out ideas but he was the first I heard to mention the Nephilim and Genesis 6, he even has a lecture called "The Return of the Nephilim" which refers exactly to what you were talking about. The great thing about Missler is that he doesn't expect you to blindly accept what he tells you, instead he gives you the call of the Bereans "to search the Scriptures" and find whether or not what he has said is biblical.
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Most ghost reports are not of ghosts giving a negative effect at all, that is just the reputation ghost stories have given to people over the years, most ghost stories are stories of ghosts just being there showing there presence, not having any negative effects. Only in some cases do the ghosts actually have a negative affect. It is the idea of a ghost existing that scares people so people generally attribute ghosts to bad things when it is the other way around.

Alien species have already been found on Mars, even though they are microscopic creatures they are still aliens. Just not the alien type of form the media loves.

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Absolutely. I was gonna say almost the exact same thing myself.

I myself have never seen a ghost( well not that i can be sure of anyway), but ive been to several places where their presence can be felt. I 'll talk to people that have been there and theyll have experienced the same things i have, so it isnt my imagination. I'm skeptical though, so although i do believe in ghosts i still want to prove myself correct and look into it further.
As for aliens, i dont believe in the media type alien,but anything is possible, you never know.I *DO* know a thing or 2 about the military, however, and i can assure you that many of the supposed sightings are merely the government playing around with their latest toys.


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To add I would like to say I don't see how higher forms of aliens couldn't exist. Given this argument:

There are approximately 100 billions stars in our galaxy alone, each star is a life-giving sun and there are approximately 100 billion galaxies in just the visible universe. Given a planet in stable orbit, not too hot and not too cold, and given a few billion years of chance chemical reactions created by the interaction of a sun's energy on the planet's chemicals, it's fairly certain that life in one form or another will eventually emerge. It's reasonable to assume that there must be, in fact, countless billions of such planets where biological life has arisen, and the odds of some proportion of such life developing intelligence are high. Now, the sun is by no means an old star, and its planets are mere children in cosmic age, so it seems likely that there are billions of planets in the universe not only where intelligent life is on a lower scale than man but other billions where it is approximately equal and others still where it is hundreds of thousands of millions years in advance of us. When you think of the giant technological strides that man has made in a few millenia - less than a microsecond in the chronology of the universe - can you imagine the evolutionary development that much older life forms have taken?

It is obvious from that that I do not believe in any of Earth's monotheistic religions.

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Alien species have already been found on Mars, even though they are microscopic creatures they are still aliens. Just not the alien type of form the media loves.

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This doesn't mean that the alien forms aren't in fact demonic ploys. I'm not arguing about the existence of aliens, I do think they exist, most probably. I just don't think they could be from outer space, if you know what I mean. So, that whole paragraph you wrote trying to prove the existence of aliens wasn't really relevant.

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hermes, I still don't get what you mean by burn marks. You mean you believe in the Quantum Leap kinda thing, that Time is not linear? So, if we see a ghost, it is just someone from the past, ilving the past, but in the present?

socalu2fan, thanks for the link, even if it is a rather suspicious one.

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Well, I suppose I am saying time isn't linear, not really.

In theory anyways...

We experience it starting from A going to B because we can't see above the dimensions we are living in.

But if we were able to view it from a higher dimension, we would see it all splayed out in front of us.

Whether it's one linear sequence, or like a Koch Snowflake, having infinite variations.

Imagine a comic book or comic strip. The character's inside them experience their lives from point A to point B, but because we are in a higher dimension, we are able to read the strip forwards, backwards, out from the middle, all at once, etc.

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In regards to ghost, the ďburn marksĒ as I put it could be any abnormality thatís broken down the borders of what we can perceive. Whether itís mental inside of us, caused by stress, hate, fear, love, pain, beauty, etc. Or an actual physical event.

Even if you believe in linear time, point A to B with no variations, which I donít believe is the case, you donít know how that linear time is structured.

Again, take the example of the comic strip. What if you were to take it and fold it up accordion style. The characters still experience linear time from A to B, but if they were able to see it from a higher level, they cold see that this linear line is folded upon itself. Then an event happens, that briefly letís the characters see beyond their dimensional limitations and into the past or the future. And since I'm using the comic strip example, letís say that this event is a water drop onto the cheap paper, causing a slight bit of panel A to bleed all the way into each consecutive panel.

The characters in the strip would still be perceiving linear time, but now have an apparition. They donít know that itís a physical event thatís happened. Just that someone or something is showing up where it shouldnít be.
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Foray: So, if we see a ghost, it is just someone from the past, living the past, but in the present?

If your like me and believe that time is more complex than a straight line, it gives some possibilities to think about. Ghost could be residue or apparitions from the past, alternate timelines, the future of our timeline, etc. (Although itís interesting to note that not many ghost are perceived as from the future, at least none that Iíve heard about.)

Though when it comes to poltergeist interacting with our lives today, Iím little more suspicious of demonic influences, or psychic/spiritual dimensions of the human brain(if thereís a difference). But I probably have some strange religious views comparatively anyhow.

And thereís nothing to say poltergeist arenít also where the barrier of what we can perceive has broken down farther to the point where we can interact with them and theyíre barrier has broken down to where they can interact with us.

And of course all this is assuming Ghosts are anything more than stories or a form of hysteria. Itís all just theories that have been developing in an over-active brain for a long time. Ghost have special interest to me, Iíve seen a few, others were there on two occasions, I know others who have their own ghost stories.

But as to what Ghost are, Iím not willing to put a definite label on it.


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I hope that makes some sort of sense, I just woke up not too long ago. If it doesnít Iíd be happy to clarify as best I can.


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What the fuck is the difference of an alien being from another planet and an alien being from outer space. Either way with both, they come from outer space. I don't think aliens of our intelligence exist in our solar system, but I am fairly sure alien species of our intelligence or higher exist in other galaxies. With the information I gave in my second post, aliens like that not existing seems unlikely.

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