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Christianity and it's beliefs on investigating the paranormal

  • 24-08-2013 4:52pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7

    Why do religions like Christianity denominations refer to research into the paranormal as evil etc ? like i read about Christians who believe it's inviting evil to those to do things like go ghost hunting etc and even some who think it's doing the devils work etc
    ( obv not all Christians go on like that, its usually the more strict religious or strict fundamentalist type ) but wheres the basis for such beliefs ? when there are Christian priests, etc who work as exorcists etc
    What's your opinion of this ?


  • Subscribers Posts: 19,425 ✭✭✭✭Oryx

    Some religions only want you to access god (ie 'the other side') through them. Its a control thing. Therefore they denounce as evil any other means of spirit contact. What better way of preventing people finding their own understanding of such things than through fear?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 125 ✭✭Johnny Be Goode

    Hi there! There is a book called 'Deliverance' written by The Christian Deliverance Study Group in UK which I understand was written as a textbook for Anglican Church lay and non lay people who come across paranormal. Common sense approach which is probably the foundations for any good paranormal investigators. I am not promoting this book but I'm guessing that reading it would help answer your question ... Johnny Be Goode

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 16,623 CMod ✭✭✭✭faceman

    Have a read of The Rite. It's about exorcism but offers some insight. I don't agree that it's about control

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,047 ✭✭✭Kettleson

    I like to think its about protection. But I'm not kidding myself, it's about control.

    Check out these little apples.