Me and my daughter...both atheists... had a discussion with someone who said...'i believe in god heaven and hell, and there are no such things as ghosts'.
IMO bullshit. I've had ghost experiences, as did my Mum. And many of my family members.
I would much rather my parents were ghosts or guardians, looking out for us here and now, than they were in 'heaven'
well, I think that ghosts have nothing with any religion. Religions just well use chance to scare people.
But, we meet "energies" in everyday life.
I personally don't believe in ghosts. If there is one in my house he better start cutting the fucking grass, lol
I'm open minded enough to think that ghosts could exist. I have never seen one myself although I have had a few experiences that I could not explain. I honestly do believe I have seen angels and my dad saw one. There was no doubt at all in his mind about it either.
I do not buy into the ghost hunter shows at all, I really think that's just TV. I would love to get on one however and go to one of these place that is supposedly haunted, walk in and yell out "OK I don't believe in ghosts, so if your real now is your chance to prove you exist!" Just to see what would happen!
I do not think there is a way to contact the other side, or for them to contact us. I have lost many people very dear to me and I have never heard or seen a thing from them, if there were a way I am sure I would of heard from my parents by now, but I never have.
I try to never put anyone down for their beliefs in the paranormal, political stance, or religion. Those are all personal things and no one has the right to judge others on any of those subjects.
thanks for all your fascinating replies. I have always been an atheist, and have had ghostly experiences.
Yes I agree, ghosts have nothing to do with religion. They are the energy of people who hang around for whatever reason, or loved ones who want to let us know they are still around us.
I just found it funny that this woman said that there was a heaven and hell, but no ghosts.
I worked as a nanny in London, and was touched twice by the ghosts of children. And what I believe is my Mum regularly moves or hides stuff in my house.
She saw many ghosts in her life, and was the 7th child of the 7th child. And yes I believe in all that too. She was psychic. And I was told a few weeks ago that if you have things moved in your house you are a bit psychic too :-)
People involved in religion cannot accept what cannot be explained by their rules and tend immediately to think that something evil is there to harm them. But strange things happen, and a lot of people can see or perceive them. It's not exactly evil all the time. I don't want to think in all those who were killed by zealous religion defenders through fire or some other methods... will the atheists go to extremes to deny what cannot be explained?