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Transcript of The Supernatural
Of or relating to existence outside the natural world.
In ancient religion there was the belief of supernatural.
Reliance of supernatural today
The Two sides
The people on this side contain all the skeptics and non believers. A lot of the people who don't believe are people like scientists, and professors.
They develope theories for alternate explinations to paranormal phenomenon.
The majority of he world is on this side. Mostly because of all the people that follow a religion. There are also people like pyschics and paranormal researchers that believe and make a living out if it. Others are simply just enthusiests and believers that have had encounters with supernatural beings before.
Approximentaly 45% of America believes in paranormal creatures like ghosts and spirits.
Dependence of Pyschics
People who depend on psychics are obviously believers in the supernatural. They depend on pyschics to usually give them information about aspects of their future. Like who they're going to marry or how they're going to die.
Many people don't realize that most pyschics are frauds. Imposters are easily distinguishable from real pyschics. Fake pyschics will ask a broad spectrum of questions that could apply to anybody and make up something that happens to most people, and tell the person its their future. (Are Mediums Real)
Ghost Hunting and Television
Another term for ghost hunters is paranormal researchers.
Television is the easest way peoples beliefs regarding the supernartural are effected.
For example, one of the most popular shows is Ghost Hunters. When viewers watch the show they think it is valid and makes them believe that ghosts are actually out there. But scientists have written articles about this particular show trying to prove it wrong. They say that the scientific methods the ghost hunters use to try and find ghosts are extremely flawed. But to an ordinary person just watching the show, it seems completely legit. They claim to have a legitamite way to test supernatural presence when actually none exists.(Ghostly Cast)
Another example would be Long Island Medium. On this show a medium goes around and talks to dead family members or friends of certain people. The show does a very good job at making it believeable. But one must consider what goes on off camera and if the whole thing is rehersed. By assuming very general things about the deaths of people and their family members one can easily impersonate a medium. (Science in our world)
Back in the Roman days, they were polytheistic
Couple of thier Gods included Neptune, God of the Sea.
There are plenty of other greek Gods who are believed to have had supernatural powers.
Another God we know is Apollo, God of the Sun
The Sumerians weren't the only ones who were polytheistic. Egyptians were aswell
They had Osiris who was God of the Dead.
Amun who was God of Creation.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?
Sumerians worshiped many gods, this is known as polythesitism
The had Dagon God of Fertility
Ziusudra who was sumerian version of Noah
Some may ask, why were several Gods created?
They were created to answer questions that were left unanswered for several years.
They were also created to have unity between people and give them a comman belief.
Did these beliefs have any harmful drawbacks?
Yes, as different beliefs didn't match so it led
into disputes, arguments and eventually war
between tribes and towns.
Modern Religions are now monotheistic meaning they worship only a single god.
Christianity was founded in the early 1st century AD, with the teaching, miracles, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.
Jesus was believed to be supernatural, granting miracles on his path from country to country. Curing the sick, making 2 fish into hundred and even curing a blind man.
Islam is a monotheistic religious tradition that developed in the Middle East in the 7th century C.E. Islam, which literally means "surrender" or "submission," was founded on the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad as an expression of surrender to the will of Allah, the creator and sustainer of the world
How does religion tie into the supernatural today?
A perfect example about supernatural changeing over time is religion. Religion is nothing more than organized worship of a supernatural being. In almost every religion there is some sort of god. Every religion could be right, but they could all aslo be wrong, and thats what makes it supernatural. So from this aspect, they are all the same. There is no way to prove that a god exists, but it is also extremely difficult to prove one doesn't exists as well. (Theism)
Evidence supports that about 50,000 years ago Neanderthals intentionally buried their dead. According to a Quaternary International Paper at least three Neanderthal remains were found in Spain. They were buried with their arms folded so that their hands were by their head. Such remains of Neanderthals have been found around the world in the same positions. (news.discovery.com)
Shamanism is the animistic religion of northern Asia, embracing a belief in powerful spirits that can be influenced only by shamans.
A Shaman is a person who acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual forces, etc. (Dictionary.Reference.Com)
Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice—we have found evidence of the first shamans from over 40,000 years ago. (SoundsTrue.com)
The word Shaman comes from the Tinguish tribe of southern Siberia. It means one who see’s through the dark or healer. (Sandra Ingerman)
However, Shaman's are found in cultures around the world.
As the concepts of the supernatural evolve it has created more disagreement and conflict in our society.