Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Supernatural LBC 02/03/2017

This week's topic was my suggestion. I thought it would be fun to explore what folks think.

Merriam Webster (online) says "supernatural:   of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe; especially :  of or relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit or devil."

I do not think it s possible to believe in God and not believe in the supernatural - or at lease portions of it. Exorcisms are performed to purge demons, angels are supposed to be real and so is satan. So for a believer to poo poo the existence of the supernatural is both illogical - though logic has little place in the belief in god IMHO - and somewhat hypocritical.  Most religions contain some "supernatural" elements. Miracles performed by Jesus were supernatural in nature. Supernatural acts have been repoerted throughout recorded history. What you believe or do not believe is up to you and your faith or perhaps your lack of faith.

Psychics? I know of no real scientific evidence of their actual existence. As the popular illusionist Criss Angel has said - where were the 9/11 predictions (before the actual event).  Smoke and mirrors, trickery and illusions. Entertainment of the highest order but not real.

Do you believe in ghosts? Hollywood certainly does. There are several ghost hunter TV shows and the horror film industry has always been robust. Everyone likes a good ghost movie but are they real? Well my late wife thought Patrick Swayze was.

There are also paranormal movie franchises purported to be fact based.  Again - fact based is in the eye of the beholder I suppose. After all, we have entered the time of alternative facts. But there is no shortage of excellent paranormal movies - think The Shining, Poltergeist, The Amityville horror, All purported to be fact based.
It should be clear I look upon this topic as a fun topic. Some make take offense at taking religion lightly. Sorry about that but everything deserves a chuckle and a box of popcorn once in  while.

Take a look at what my cohorts have to say.    Ramana   Pravin  Maria


  1. I meet a lot of unscientifically proven matters with a high degree of scepticism. On the other hand, just because it can't be proven now may not mean it should be categorically discounted. I tend to think we don't know what we don't know and, just maybe, anything is possible. I'm quite content to leave exploring all those supernatural matters to others and will listen to their reports. I would like to know more about outer space, possibility of life elsewhere.

    As for movies, I generally do not like horror movies, did watch The Shining, but once was enough. Reading of some paranormal and physic experiences can be intriguing just as is reincarnation. I don't expend much time and energy on the unknown, highly debatable aspects of religions including speculations on the biblical Revelations. Perhaps a focus on simple concepts, likely existing in some form in most religions that are similar, if not the same, as the biblical Ten Commandments could best occupy me. Living our lives on earth the best we can is a full time job. I'm content if I do that, whatever comes after that life, as we know it, ceases, will be......heaven/hell, reincarnation, or what? How I've lived my life is all that counts -- all the prayers, all the money donated to religions, etc., etc. do not alter that future for me. Others may view these matters differently, and that's just fine with me. I won't force my beliefs on them and don't want their beliefs forced on me. ;-)

    1. We are on the same page regarding religion - but I love horror movies. Always have since I was a kid in Colorado and went to the Saturday fright fests at the Uptown Theater in Pueblo. I am not crazy abour slash and hack stuff though.

  2. My earlier comment has disappeared Chuck! Please see if it is stuck in your spam folder.

    1. I had said that I do not see horror or scifi films but made an exception in the case of Ghostbusters new version and was disappointed.

    2. I agree - it was not good at all but the riginal is one of my all time fave movies