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  1. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    "But consistently applying this level of skepticism would lead us to reject all empirical evidence (mathematical and logical proofs are different of course)." No, that paper is just incredibly weak. But you can't see that because you're so emotionally attached to this subject. I don't think the...
  2. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    LOL, right. I'm in denial. I can't help you if you're threatened by people who don't believe in your fantasy world. You "predicted" it? Right. There is nothing of substance in that article, only a bunch of conjecture and a couple of stories from priests and Taoists (completely unbiased sources)...
  3. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    That's so general you could apply it to anything. Maybe fairies are real. Maybe there's an elf in my cupboard. Maybe the cat is Satan. How do we know for sure? That article had zero evidence. How bloody hard would it be to bring a video camera? If this incredible stuff like people levitating...
  4. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    So I read the published paper...surprise, nothing but anecdotes and speculation. Why have none of these exorcisms ever been filmed? We're supposed to take their word for it? Anecdotes do not equal evidence or "growing evidence". Just people desperately trying to force their dogma to fit...
  5. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    Significant evidence? Please point me to it, and not just personal anecdotes. Don't underestimate the power of our minds, and the power of confirmation bias. I am very confident in speaking as if these things don't exist because I know from personal experience how powerful individual beliefs...
  6. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    I think beliefs gain power with the number of people who accept them as fact. It's a creation that builds power the more intensely it's held and the more people who share it. The intensity I think is the key. I do think there is objective reality, but if a mental creation has a profound effect...
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    There is no evil...?

    I have looked into Jane Roberts, her history, her beliefs, and she was incredibly adamant that people not turn her channeled material into a cult, or take her words or Seth's as some sort of gospel. She had an ESP class that she and her husband didn't charge money for (I think there was just...
  8. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    Wow, no not at all. They're not being punished for a belief, but expecting a certain effect can shape your experience. The same way a placebo works, the person has the expectation of the effect after being told by an authority figure (doctor, scientist) it will happen. As far as not previously...
  9. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    More about beliefs and the after-death experience: "Again, as mentioned earlier, an individual can be so certain that death is the end of all, that oblivion, though temporary, results. In many cases, immediately on leaving the body there is, of course, amazement and a recognition of the...
  10. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    If you're not keen on the channeled stuff, here's an interesting look at psychokinesis by regular-type humans: http://www.psychic-experience-for-you.com/psychokinesis.html
  11. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    "Devils and demons have no objective existence. They have always represented, again, portions of mankind’s own psychological reality that to some extent he had not assimilated -- but in a schizophrenic kind of expression, projected instead outward from himself." "Dreams, Evolution and Value...
  12. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    People experience hellish afterlife places because they strongly believe in them. These are not people who we can really say were in an actual afterlife as far as we know because they lived to tell. They met with their belief system, the same way people can meet various religious figures based...
  13. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    It was specifically a belief in Evil, Hell, Demons etc that I was talking about. Yes, fear of hell and Armageddon and Satan has done absolute wonders for human mental health. Where would we be without that terrorism? Probably light years ahead - but, that's too boring?
  14. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    See, I don't buy this "emptiness" theory. I don't think it's more enlightened to believe we are empty and we must destroy your individuality and self and eqo. They all exist and are as real as anything. I don't think the world of "form" is lesser and degraded, it all comes from the same source...
  15. Selina

    There is no evil...?

    I think that what "Seth" is saying is that there is no supernatural force of evil or demons or hell. Yes people do awful, mean, cruel, horrible things, but they do it out ignorance and fear or hate. These actions are wrong and they should stop doing them, but there's no force of evil or Devil...
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