Are religions paranormal?
- English GuyLv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
Something happened across the world thousands of years ago. Every single country over the entire globe still talks about it but the stories have been passed from person to person like a Chinese whisper. They are still nearly all the same as in, Gods came down from the sky in burning shields to burning chariots, as well as riding on the backs of dragons. You have to remember, at that time, people could only compare them to things they knew of. Today, it is beginning to look more and more like these Gods came in space vehicles and what god needs a vehicle? I, like millions of other people, are now calling these shields and fiery chariots, spaceships and their contents, aliens, not Gods. Therefore, they can be called paranormal as they are not fully understood by science
- 4 weeks ago
If by paranormal you mean phooey, yes, religions are paranormal. I mean all a bunch of man made cow manure when I say phooey.
- RWPossumLv 71 month ago
One thing to consider is that different traditions vary greatly in what they say about the role of the supernatural in people's daily lives. Whereas people of the Abrahamic traditions (Judaism. Christianity, and Islam) say that we should tell the Almighty of our wants and needs, Buddhists, Stoics, and Epicureans have always said that we should not, either because the gods are not concerned with what we as individuals want or because the gods don't need our advice for how to do things. Some Buddhists have no supernatural beliefs at all.
Some of the core beliefs in these traditions have northing to do with the supernatural.
Christian: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Buddhist: "We are born with three poisons of the mind - attachment, which is derived from the illusion of permanence, fear, and ignorance about the nature of the first two."
Stoic: "If you loved yourself, you would love your own nature, and your nature is to work."
Buddhism is not "faith-based" nor is Greek philosophy.
"When you yourselves know: 'These things are good; these things are not blamable; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness,' enter on and abide in them." ~ the Buddha, in Kalama Sutra
- busterwasmycatLv 71 month ago
I think that much religious thinking involves the supernatural, which is even more abnormally not natural than paranormal, so while some paranormal is explained as an aspect or manifestation of the supernatural, the supernatural is fully outside (and above, thus super-) nature, and paranormal is part of nature or an imitation of nature, supposedly. Kind of like the gray zone between white of nature and black of supernatural.
Have to be careful in discussing religions, because while many religions are centered on the supernatural (a supreme being exerts control over nature in some way or other), they are not all that way.
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- ZirpLv 71 month ago
Well, most are based on observations that are scientifically or statistically impossible. Sometimes gods or spirits are the easiest explanation
Diehard atheists will always blame "coincidence" or "hallucinations" though
- Dr. NGLv 71 month ago
Religion and the paranormal are both supernatural, but there is one big difference. Religion is faith-based, for the believer no proof is needed or for the most part expected. With the paranormal, the expectation/hope is that science will someday prove it. Psychic powers, ghosts, etc.will all will someday be explained by science and no longer paranormal.
In other words, there is proof for neither, just different rationalizations for why not.
- Nine LivesLv 71 month ago
Religions are a lie to distract us from mother earth. There were never been a Jesus, Mohammed or Buddha. All people who concentrate on these "Gods" waste their time and future not to prepare for the real way.
Actually, we see the life as paranormal too because the most are not able to explain it. We held down our possibilities and knowledge is lost or hidden from us to keep us in a state of sheeps on the way to the slaughterhouse.
The truth about our current religions nobody wants to hear because people are too narrow minded, misinformed or simply they lack of scientific knowledge to consider another view.
"You believe what you see" is simply not enough.
There are people who did not eat or drink for decades like Prahlad Jani and this is for the majority something "out of normal rules/paranormal" - because they cannot explain it - obviously, it is possible for everybody to deprogramm the body since the energy transfer from food is pure quantum mechanics - plants catch sun light physically and give it to the mitochondia. It is important to know that GMO plants are no more able to do this light transfer - it is dead food and very harmful.