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Yes- I have had a personal experience 15 26.79%
Yes- I have never experienced a spirit but I believe 23 41.07%
I need more evidence, show me 8 14.29%
No 5 8.93%
I believe in the afterlife in the religious sense but not ghost walking the Earth 5 8.93%
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Old 06-14-2002, 11:13 AM   #1
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Poll: Do you believe in ghosts?

I do. I believe we go on. I don't know all the details of course, but I have faith.

By GHOSTS, I don't mean the "BOO" white sheeted Casper or stereotypical Halloween or TV movie type. I mean the spirit of a deceased person or pet in another form of existence, an afterlife.

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Old 06-14-2002, 12:08 PM   #2
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I do believe that we go on to an afterlife. I believe in ghosts because my brother actually saw one when he was younger. I didnt believe him then because I was to young to understand, but know that I am older I believe him.

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Old 06-14-2002, 01:27 PM   #3
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I don't really know where I stand.

I believe in the afterlife
I believe in heaven and in hell
so I'm not sure why spirits would be stuck here on earth. I'm not sure how that fits into what I believe.

Unless either God sends them back from some purpose
I don't know...its sketchy
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Old 06-14-2002, 01:34 PM   #4
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I think I believe in ghosts ...

I believe in heaven and hell, but maybe ghosts are in some sort of purgatory where they have to work some things out before they can move on to heaven or hell. I don't know ...

I guess i have been im places that are known to be hauned and I have felt a weird presence ... like something wasn't quite right. Maybe it was my imagination ... maybe not.
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Old 06-14-2002, 02:03 PM   #5
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yup I believe that there are ghosts. Don't think that they are the "scary or Boo" types, but I think they are out there among us.
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Old 06-14-2002, 02:37 PM   #6
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I don't know if this counts, but I don't believe time is linear, so o I believe that people are seeing someone from the past (or I guess it could be the future) when they see "ghosts." I'm probably not making any sense at all, so I'll shut up.
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Old 06-14-2002, 03:47 PM   #7
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I donít want to rain on anybodyís parade, but here are my current thoughts:

Jump ahead, itís now the year, lets say 2202, nice ring to it. Choose any year, 3002, 2082, 2311 what the heck. And are you going to roam the earth and push people out traffic, rattle chains at night, and so on?

No, you see yourself as an exalted being, lets leave that for some other poor slob.

Think about it, a person lives their whole life, dies and then spends eternity as an angel or ghost interacting with living beings, why?

It is simplistic thinking that creates these odd little concepts, these beliefs comfort people. They are the center of the universe, all things revolve around them.

It was not enough to believe the earth was the center of the universe.
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Old 06-14-2002, 04:03 PM   #8
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I disagree w/you.

too much meta-physical/ scientific evidence and data these days.
The "simpler" approach is to just dismiss all this evidence..completely-this is the 'easier' route.

I believe life to be grander and larger than we realize.

This has NOTHING to do w/selfabsorption.

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Old 06-14-2002, 09:20 PM   #9
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Yes. It was proven to me.
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Old 06-14-2002, 11:59 PM   #10
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yes, in religious...although right now i'm just not sure about my religion...i mean, i do believe in heaven, and i do believe in hell...but i'm not sure about the whole angel thing, or what have you...i think that if god wanted something to happen/not happen (e.g. someone get's out of the way of a speeding car), then he could just do it...so, i guess i just don't believe in ghosts.
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Old 06-15-2002, 12:46 AM   #11
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So far, I think that ghosts = demons in guise.

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Old 06-15-2002, 03:17 PM   #12
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I do believe in spooks, I do I do I do believe in spooks!

Enough of the Wizard of Oz jokes, yes I believe in ghosts.
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Old 06-15-2002, 03:28 PM   #13
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Actually not. In my opinion ghosts simply CAN'T exist since why should God threaten people in such a way after death - if they would have been 'bad', or I don't know, and didn't wanted to be in Heaven - like e.g. Satanists - God doesn't have to bother with them and send their souls straight to Hell.

Though I don't believe in Heaven and Hell either.......
Souls who don't come to the place called Heaven in the common sense simply......vanish........stop existing........

I could go on with this for hours, but it starts getting boring I guess.

So: No, I really don't believe in ghosts.
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Old 06-16-2002, 08:55 AM   #14
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Yes because there is too much weird stuff that cannot be explained.
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Old 06-16-2002, 11:43 AM   #15
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i may be naive in thinking this way, but when i picture ghosts, etc. (when the person knows or recognizes the ghost, or vice versa) it could be an angel coming down from heaven if not to help them, at least to watch over them and observe life, like in the comic strip family circle, with billy's grandfather.

there have been times i have felt like there was someone there who i can't actually see or touch, and i know i do have family members who have passed on but care a great deal about me or in some cases, would have if they had been alive when i was born.

call me dumb, but my parents and i think the reason why one of my cats goes in the corner and cries has something to do with this, my grandfather who died in 11/82. but that's my opinion, and since there really is no right or wrong, no one can make me change my mind.
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Old 06-16-2002, 02:36 PM   #16
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I believe in ghosts in a different sense than most people. I believe that they are just another life form. When people see ghosts as a family member I think they are just imagining things. Or maybe the ghost likes to have some fun playing with our minds.
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Old 06-17-2002, 12:23 AM   #17
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Originally posted by meegannie
I don't know if this counts, but I don't believe time is linear, so o I believe that people are seeing someone from the past (or I guess it could be the future) when they see "ghosts." I'm probably not making any sense at all, so I'll shut up.
Have you been reading "Cat's eye" by Margaret Atwood perhaps? hehehe..
Because in that book the main character's brother talks exactly about this
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Old 06-17-2002, 01:28 PM   #18
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I'm a believer.

My friend's house had a boy child ghost, and both my friend and his mother have seen him several times. Also, both of my sisters have seen a young woman ghost in the basement of our old house.

My take on ghosts is not so much that they are spiritual beings like angels or demons. I feel that ghosts or phenomena are caused by events so catastrophic or with such emotional intensity that it warps the fabric of space-time. That intense energy then continues to repeatedly manifest itself.

Just a theory...
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Old 06-17-2002, 11:42 PM   #19
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Paranormal activity facinates me! I do believe in "ghosts" and spirits and the like!
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Yes. I believe we have an afterlife. There are definitely ghosts.

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