I was reading through those threads you read when your not really looking to converse but are interested anyway and I found this gem of thinking.
I hope Leenylulu ( ) does mind me using it.
I should explain that it's not repulsion versus the people or even really their practices. It's just the certainty offends my principles, the whole "group hug" aura makes me want to run and the whole holy word and "you shall do this or burn" only ever produces a mental construct of two fingers saying victory to the person behind me
Anyhow the thought that occurred to me after reading that quoted section was more along the lines of
If I were to believe in the divine then why not the supernatural? If God exists then Karma would be his influence.
What about ghosts? They too could be included.
Aliens would be an obvious inclusion too as why would a god only produce one experiment to play with?
If God exists then so too do Angels and Devils, the war between good and evil and all that implies?
Basically my mind got to a point and then my brain reminds me that this is why we're not religious because it's silly.
So I guess it's kind of a challenge to those who do believe or just a point to muse over but where do you draw the line? Is there a line to be drawn or are all things true equally?
I'm wondering how I could believe in God but not the supernatural. I can see it working the other way around but to believe that there's an all pervasive, ever present deity (you can't get more supernatural than that) but not ghosts is not something my brain likes.