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Posted by Anonymous21 on 2012-03-05 02:10:28

There should be an additional option, to add the ability for people, such as myself, to state that we are skeptical and do not believe that we have enough evidence to conclude that it exists at this time, but still remain open-minded to the possibility of the paranormal.

Posted by Poohhunny on 2012-03-05 02:49:59

I agree good sir. Plus I put I believe but I dont but the tv ones scares me

Posted by Anonymous21 on 2012-03-06 05:11:03

I do not believe that I have enough evidence to conclude that the paranormal exists, based on what the scientific community states, combined with what the religious community states. The religious community generally in fact seems to agree that much of "paranormal" phenomena has a logical explanation, but, under the circumstance that it is in fact paranormal activity, it would be the work of evil agents, and not something that people should view as something great. The scientific community also generally believes that these beliefs (superstitions) could in fact be harmful (agreeing with the religious community). For example, a mother had actually acted on a doomsday prediction made by Harold Camping (which was refuted by both the scientific and religious communities before it failed to come about), and attempted to kill her children and herself. She was arrested.

As the scientists and scientific skeptical communities say, even if we do not agree with a belief, we should always keep an open mind. They will always teach that there were times throughout history where important discoveries were made when the most widely accepted truth was challenged. But, again, be careful not to take questionable claims too seriously. And, to make a point, I believe that Stevie Wonder wrote the song, Superstition to explain that superstition is not the way to go, and I strongly agree with it.

References:

  • Famous Paranormal Hoaxes -- http://www.csus.edu/indiv/m/mccormickm/ParanormalArticles.htm

  • CSI | Cinema Fiction vs. Physics Reality: Ghosts, Vampires, and Zombies -- http://www.csicop.org/si/show/cinema_fiction_vs.physicsreality/

  • How should a Christian respond to evidence of paranormal activity? -- http://www.gotquestions.org/paranormal-activity.html

  • LiveLeak.com - Harold Camping Prophecy Leads To Mothers Attempted Murder Of Children -- http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=be6_1306075236

  • Is Harold Camping and Family Radio a cult? -- http://www.gotquestions.org/Harold-Camping-family-radio.html

  • Stevie Wonder Superstition - YouTube -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CFuCYNx-1g

Posted by deathislife on 2012-03-08 11:52:33

I took the last choice to mean that. I don't like how it was worded either, but I have no problem saying that I don't believe in the paranormal.

Posted by Anonymous21 on 2012-03-08 23:09:23

Reasonable statement, however, in my personal opinion, even though I do not feel that I have enough evidence to conclude that the paranormal exists, I still wish to make it clear to others that I remain open-minded to the possibility of the paranormal. I do not wish to make the impression that I do not.