I'm always surprised when an atheist tells me that they believe in ghosts.
From what I've seen, the only "evidence" for ghosts is either someone's eyewitness account of what they think they saw, or the use of some pseudo-science device. I also hear people attempt use the second law thermodynamics to try to make their case for ghosts, but that's a pretty big leap and in no way actually proves there's ghosts (or any other kind of conscious afterlife).
So, if you are someone who is generally a skeptic, yet believes in ghosts, how would you convince me beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are real?
Edit to add, due to confusion: I am an atheist. I do not believe in "God" or any other supernatural beings.
Answer by CallMeAngie at 4:43 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:05 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Just because science hasn't proven what the phenomenon is yet, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. IMO, there is evidence enough coupled with my own personal experiences to make me believe that what you call 'ghosts' exist. Although, as I've said numerous times, I do not think they are the disembodied souls of dead people, but it's the natural energy that remains behind after death that is responsible for the activity.
Until that field is looked upon as legit- which won't happen as long as people continue to hoax and religious superstition still permeates society's thinking- we'll never get the funding, credibility and evidence to prove anything regarding the paranormal.
If science gave me evidence for god, then I'd have no choice but to accept it as real- although I doubt I'd worship it.
Answer by IhartU at 3:35 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by popzaroo at 7:30 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
So, if you are someone who is generally a skeptic, yet believes in ghosts, how would you convince me beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are real? I wouldn't. Unless you had your own personal experience, I'd be wasting my breath even trying. It's not my style to attempt to convince you of something like that.
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:34 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by Kitkat61277 at 12:21 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 3:09 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by asmcbride at 3:10 PM on Apr. 27, 2011