kg2095: Even though I've had an inexplicable experience I don't believe or disbelieve in ghosts. There is no solid evidence to support either position.
nekom: DCBuck: That "they" can't prove ghosts exist, does not conclusively establish that they do not existAnd nothing can prove that. However, the lack of any compelling evidence of their existence is quite enough for me to dismiss it as unlikely. However, a ration mind is always willing to be proven wrong. Do I think ghosts exist? Absolutely not. Would I change my opinion if shown concrete proof that they do? Of course.
Babwa Wawa: I can't fathom the death of either of my children. I expect I'd crack as well.
DCBuck: That "they" can't prove ghosts exist, does not conclusively establish that they do not exist
mbillips: Like everyone else who has "seen" a ghost, the father is deluded, mistaken or a liar.
Walker: How stupid are people these days?
SurfaceTension: I've never understood this line of thinking. The grieving process is the grieving process, and the sooner we face it the better off we'll be emotionally. Allowing for people to find comfort in make believe is selfish on our parts because we see pain in the other person and want it to stop. It makes US, the observer, feel better. But really, the only thing that will make it end is going through the grieving process, and "finding comfort" tends to delay that.
kg2095: I have had a couple of odd experiences. I don't know what they were but it's left me with an open mind ...
SurfaceTension: Grumpy Cat: SurfaceTension: Grumpy Cat: So, in his grief, you would put your Humanist views on him? That's fair, I suppose. I'm sure he'll appreciate that.I'm Atheist and have people tell me they'll pray for me when things are going bad for me. What's the difference?That was my point. Everyone has an opinion. Maybe it's sometimes better to smile and nod./I'm an atheist, too.I've never been a big fan of going along to get along. Yes, it's the right thing to do in certain circumstances (weddings, funerals, trying to get laid) but for me, a sober, rational view of reality makes the ultimate sense.
Dimensio: GnomePaladin: Rembrant_Q_Einstein: This is pretty cool: obvious proof that spirits walk among us. The proof is that the second head is completely different than the girl's: no glasses, different hairlines, different skin tone, the neck line of the shirt is different. There is no way the girl could have moved in a way that created a second head without also creating a second image of her body. The girl's body doesn't move at all. It is obviously not a "double exposure".It is also interesting to note that the ghost shows up in the picture of a child. Ghosts frequently cluster near children as they are more open minded to the spirit world and haven't had what is "real" pounded into their heads for decades.Unlike you twats.Wow. Touchy much?Frequently, adherents of irrational supernatural beliefs issue pre-emptive personal attacks as a means of affirming to themselves the validity of their position. They are in some way aware that their beliefs are entirely unsupported by any evidence, but they are able to hide that insecurity -- even to themselves -- by first "establishing" that those who disagree with them are lesser individuals by way of unprovoked insults.
Rembrant_Q_Einstein: http://fox4kc.com/2013/11/24/father-claims-9-year-old-son-killed-in-t o rnado-has-shown-up-in-recent-picture-behind-niece/Here is a larger picture. There are clearly two different heads/faces in the picture.It is not unreasonable or unscientific to suppose a new technology (ubiquitous digital photography) would reveal something new about the world around us. The invention of microscopes revealed an entire microverse of germs and the like whose existence was scoffed at previously.
GnomePaladin: valar_morghulis: Russ1642: Know how I know it's not a ghost? Ghosts don't exist, dumbasses!Prove it.You can't prove a negative. If people assert there are ghosts (or unicorns, or flying spaghetti monsters), the burden of proof is on them.If you were making a joke then I'm just being a wet blanket asshole. Not a state I'm exactly unfamiliar with :).
Rembrant_Q_Einstein: Highroller48: Rembrant_Q_Einstein: It is also interesting to note that the ghost shows up in the picture of a child. Ghosts frequently cluster near children as they are more open minded to the spirit world and haven't had what is "real" pounded into their heads for decades.Unlike you twats.So your argument for the supernatural is basically the same one that lets Wyle E. Coyote walk off a cliff without falling...until he looks down??I got one word for you...[blogs.mycentraljersey.com image 150x206]Not at all. There are clearly two different heads there. If this was film, it would be plausible that it was a double exposure. A digital photo is incapable of producing this phenomena.
Rembrant_Q_Einstein: A digital photo is incapable of producing this phenomena.
SurfaceTension: I think this kind of wishful thinking is a big reason why religion persists..........I'm a big Humanist, and I believe that grieving (and forgiving) are intrinsic to our humanity. Anything that gets in the way of that makes it more difficult in the long run, even if it does provide some temporary relief or comfort.
Rembrant_Q_Einstein: It is also interesting to note that the ghost shows up in the picture of a child. Ghosts frequently cluster near children as they are more open minded to the spirit world and haven't had what is "real" pounded into their heads for decades.Unlike you twats.
Grumpy Cat: So, in his grief, you would put your Humanist views on him? That's fair, I suppose. I'm sure he'll appreciate that.
Trashy: I'm not saying it's double exposed film, but it's double exposed film.
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