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(Some Guy)   Top 10 Most Haunted Churches in Illinois. Which church will prove to be the most haunted of them all?   (trueillinoishaunts.com) divider line 70
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2012-06-04 02:38:57 PM
I don't know about haunted churches, but here's the burned bars on the gates of Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, IL. Supposedly burned by Chicagoland's most famous ghost, Resurrection Mary.
upload.wikimedia.org

I have heard of Beverly Unitarian; this spooky music video was filmed there.

www.melichararchitects.com
This is a creepy old church building less than 5 miles from where I grew up. I don't know if it's haunted, but I wouldn't be surprised. (Techny Towers, Northbrook, IL)
 
2012-06-04 02:40:25 PM
As an atheist, I always got a kick from people who believe in Christianity AND ghosts at the same time. A universe where there are two narrowly defined afterlife options, and a judgement as described in the Bible cannot contain ghosts of the dead walking around on earth. It makes no sense. For that reason, they believe it VERY strongly, I think.
 
2012-06-04 03:05:23 PM
found on the nets....

Is there such a thing as ghosts? The answer to this question depends on what precisely is meant by the term "ghosts." If the term means "spirit beings," the answer is a qualified "yes." If the term means "spirits of people who have died," the answer is "no." The Bible makes it abundantly clear that there are spirit beings, both good and evil. But the Bible negates the idea that the spirits of deceased human beings can remain on earth and "haunt" the living.

Hebrews 9:27 declares, "Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment." That is what happens to a person's soul-spirit after death-judgment. The result of this judgment is heaven for the believer (2 Corinthians 5:6-8; Philippians 1:23) and hell for the unbeliever (Matthew 25:46; Luke 16:22-24). There is no in-between. There is no possibility of remaining on earth in spirit form as a "ghost." If there are such things as ghosts, according to the Bible, they absolutely cannot be the disembodied spirits of deceased human beings.

The Bible teaches very clearly that there are indeed spirit beings who can connect with and appear in our physical world. The Bible identifies these beings as angels and demons. Angels are spirit beings who are faithful in serving God. Angels are righteous, good, and holy. Demons are fallen angels, angels who rebelled against God. Demons are evil, deceptive, and destructive. According to 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, demons masquerade as "angels of light" and as "servants of righteousness." Appearing as a "ghost" and impersonating a deceased human being definitely seem to be within the power and abilities that demons possess.

The closest biblical example of a "haunting" is found in Mark 5:1-20. A legion of demons possessed a man and used the man to haunt a graveyard. There were no ghosts involved. It was a case of a normal person being controlled by demons to terrorize the people of that area. Demons only seek to "kill, steal, and destroy" (John 10:10). They will do anything within their power to deceive people, to lead people away from God. This is very likely the explanation of "ghostly" activity today. Whether it is called a ghost, a ghoul, or a poltergeist, if there is genuine evil spiritual activity occurring, it is the work of demons.

What about instances in which "ghosts" act in "positive" ways? What about psychics who claim to summon the deceased and gain true and useful information from them? Again, it is crucial to remember that the goal of demons is to deceive. If the result is that people trust in a psychic instead of God, a demon will be more than willing to reveal true information. Even good and true information, if from a source with evil motives, can be used to mislead, corrupt, and destroy.

Interest in the paranormal is becoming increasingly common. There are individuals and businesses that claim to be "ghost-hunters," who for a price will rid your home of ghosts. Psychics, séances, tarot cards, and mediums are increasingly considered normal. Human beings are innately aware of the spiritual world. Sadly, instead of seeking the truth about the spirit world by communing with God and studying His Word, many people allow themselves to be led astray by the spirit world. The demons surely laugh at the spiritual mass-deception that exists in the world today.
 
2012-06-04 03:09:17 PM
Ok, so a tree won't reach into my bedroom window?

/fark you creepy ass clown
 
2012-06-04 03:21:28 PM

ChaoticLimbs: As an atheist, I always got a kick from people who believe in Christianity AND ghosts at the same time. A universe where there are two narrowly defined afterlife options, and a judgement as described in the Bible cannot contain ghosts of the dead walking around on earth.


The Ghost of Christmas Past told me to tell you that maybe you're just illiterate.
 
2012-06-04 03:23:09 PM
List fails without Triple Rock.
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/i heard a disturbin sound
 
2012-06-04 03:39:46 PM

mongbiohazard: 2wolves: None, as ghosts only exist in the imagination of the weak minded.


I'd have just left it as "in the imagination" without the weak minded part, but yeah, pretty much this.

Zero are haunted because there are no such things as ghosts.


This.
 
2012-06-04 05:22:31 PM
Dan Aykroyd believes in ghosts. Ghostbusters wasn't all parody to him.
 
2012-06-04 07:14:12 PM

verbaltoxin: Dan Aykroyd believes in ghosts. Ghostbusters wasn't all parody to him.


Well shiat, I'm convinced
 
2012-06-04 11:17:40 PM

ArkAngel: Considering the Holy Spirit is supposed to be there, I'd say all of them


Yes, I agree to that. He is otherwise know as the Holy Ghost, a good ghost that helps people that is.
 
2012-06-04 11:54:45 PM
5. First Methodist Church
Evanston, IL
... reportedly haunted by the ghost of an anonymous man dressed in a black business suit. According to the Shadowlands Index of Haunted Places for Illinois, "he walks down there side aisle in the sanctuary, coming out from behind one pillar and walking behind the next, but if you look behind the pillar, no one will be there." No one knows who this man was or why he might be haunting the church.


Leave it to the Methodists to come up with the Most Boring Ghost Ever.
 
2012-06-05 01:53:43 AM
one in particular contains a cryptic message written on the wall in red crayon which says, "Be kind in God's house."

OOOOOO, very spooky!!!


katerbug72: mongbiohazard: 2wolves: None, as ghosts only exist in the imagination of the weak minded.


I'd have just left it as "in the imagination" without the weak minded part, but yeah, pretty much this.

Zero are haunted because there are no such things as ghosts.

This.


Y'all are so certain... That is cute. You WILL believe in supernatural things when they occur in your presence. Until then, I realize that its easy to mock those who have experienced things. Keep in mind how easy it is for "science" to make blanket statements about things not existing, like say life that doesn't rely on the sun. Just because its beyond our understanding at this point does not mean it does not exist.

/ c'mon now, and entire group of people don't all IMAGINE being locked in a sanctuary and being forced to watch monks who aren't there walk about and then dissapear. Not all at the same time.
// what kind of wine were they SERVING that day?
 
2012-06-05 04:19:16 AM

I sound fat: one in particular contains a cryptic message written on the wall in red crayon which says, "Be kind in God's house."

OOOOOO, very spooky!!!


katerbug72: mongbiohazard: 2wolves: None, as ghosts only exist in the imagination of the weak minded.


I'd have just left it as "in the imagination" without the weak minded part, but yeah, pretty much this.

Zero are haunted because there are no such things as ghosts.

This.

Y'all are so certain... That is cute. You WILL believe in supernatural things when they occur in your presence. Until then, I realize that its easy to mock those who have experienced things. Keep in mind how easy it is for "science" to make blanket statements about things not existing, like say life that doesn't rely on the sun. Just because its beyond our understanding at this point does not mean it does not exist.

/ c'mon now, and entire group of people don't all IMAGINE being locked in a sanctuary and being forced to watch monks who aren't there walk about and then dissapear. Not all at the same time.
// what kind of wine were they SERVING that day?

Link
 
2012-06-05 04:51:55 AM

TenJed_77: I sound fat: one in particular contains a cryptic message written on the wall in red crayon which says, "Be kind in God's house."

OOOOOO, very spooky!!!


katerbug72: mongbiohazard: 2wolves: None, as ghosts only exist in the imagination of the weak minded.


I'd have just left it as "in the imagination" without the weak minded part, but yeah, pretty much this.

Zero are haunted because there are no such things as ghosts.

This.

Y'all are so certain... That is cute. You WILL believe in supernatural things when they occur in your presence. Until then, I realize that its easy to mock those who have experienced things. Keep in mind how easy it is for "science" to make blanket statements about things not existing, like say life that doesn't rely on the sun. Just because its beyond our understanding at this point does not mean it does not exist.

/ c'mon now, and entire group of people don't all IMAGINE being locked in a sanctuary and being forced to watch monks who aren't there walk about and then dissapear. Not all at the same time.
// what kind of wine were they SERVING that day?
Link


Yeah, thats MUCH more likely... Plus it has the added benefit of you not having to admit that you dont know everything about life and death and even how the world works.

See, if you BLAME mass hysteria every time something you dont recognize as possible is experienced, then it becomes an alternate explanation to everything you cant explain.
 
2012-06-05 04:54:54 AM
That wiki article is amusing, by the way. All examples of mass hysteria apparently involve teen age girls.
 
2012-06-05 07:11:18 AM

ArkAngel: Considering the Holy Spirit is supposed to be there, I'd say all of them


I came here to say something to that efffect. I'd rather go to a church that's occupied by the Holy Spirit than one that isn't

/knows he's missing the point of the article
 
2012-06-05 08:52:29 AM

I sound fat: TenJed_77: I sound fat: one in particular contains a cryptic message written on the wall in red crayon which says, "Be kind in God's house."

OOOOOO, very spooky!!!


katerbug72: mongbiohazard: 2wolves: None, as ghosts only exist in the imagination of the weak minded.


I'd have just left it as "in the imagination" without the weak minded part, but yeah, pretty much this.

Zero are haunted because there are no such things as ghosts.

This.

Y'all are so certain... That is cute. You WILL believe in supernatural things when they occur in your presence. Until then, I realize that its easy to mock those who have experienced things. Keep in mind how easy it is for "science" to make blanket statements about things not existing, like say life that doesn't rely on the sun. Just because its beyond our understanding at this point does not mean it does not exist.

/ c'mon now, and entire group of people don't all IMAGINE being locked in a sanctuary and being forced to watch monks who aren't there walk about and then dissapear. Not all at the same time.
// what kind of wine were they SERVING that day?
Link

Yeah, thats MUCH more likely... Plus it has the added benefit of you not having to admit that you dont know everything about life and death and even how the world works.

See, if you BLAME mass hysteria every time something you dont recognize as possible is experienced, then it becomes an alternate explanation to everything you cant explain.


I'll honestly admit I don't know everything. But as someone previously stated I am 99.9% sure that ghosts/god/other "supernatural" phenomenon are all bull hockey.
 
2012-06-05 09:00:12 AM

I sound fat: one in particular contains a cryptic message written on the wall in red crayon which says, "Be kind in God's house."

OOOOOO, very spooky!!!


katerbug72: mongbiohazard: 2wolves: None, as ghosts only exist in the imagination of the weak minded.


I'd have just left it as "in the imagination" without the weak minded part, but yeah, pretty much this.

Zero are haunted because there are no such things as ghosts.

This.

Y'all are so certain... That is cute. You WILL believe in supernatural things when they occur in your presence. Until then, I realize that its easy to mock those who have experienced things. Keep in mind how easy it is for "science" to make blanket statements about things not existing, like say life that doesn't rely on the sun. Just because its beyond our understanding at this point does not mean it does not exist.

/ c'mon now, and entire group of people don't all IMAGINE being locked in a sanctuary and being forced to watch monks who aren't there walk about and then dissapear. Not all at the same time.
// what kind of wine were they SERVING that day?


I don't mock people who believe. I used to believe in them and now I don't.
 
2012-06-05 09:05:42 AM
All ghost stories are anecdotal it seems. Out of all the ghost hunting shows out there how many have shown an actual ghost? I used to watch Most Haunted and loved it until I saw the fake crap they were pulling.

I love ghost stories and being freaked out is fun but no one has proven the existence of ghosts. I've had a few experiences of something weird happening which I can probably explain away as I was falling asleep and my brain played a trick. Until I see some solid evidence, I don't believe in ghosts.
 
2012-06-05 05:19:57 PM

The Muthaship: BurnShrike: I allow for the possibility, but until I see any evidence they're in the same realm as fairies, elves and god.

It depresses me that none of these likely exist. The world would be more interesting if at least some of them did...


Oh they exist, they are just trying to cross over.

www.eyeofhorus.org.uk
 
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