It's kinda hard to believe someone could ACTUALLY be as ignorant as grattle. It seems to me she's just trying to ruffle feathers here. What with the religious remarks AND the stupidity she's spewing in the pit bull topic. Of course I could be wrong. She could ACTUALLY be THAT stupid.
Ok I'm going to tick some people off with this comment! But hasn't everyone seen the Movie Exorcist?? Do you not know that was a TRUE story? And that the Catholic Church is the one who told that story? So there for for someone to say that because you are Christian you should not beleive in ghosts or what ever you want to call them, full of it???
I watched a show on it before and the Catholic Church said that it was the worst they have ever seen. They interviewed preist from the vatican and they all agree that they are real! So if they were not real then the vatican is lying to the people now? Thanks to pyrmom I can spell!!! LOL
I think exorcisims would be the LAST thing the catholic church would want to lie about. IF they where going to lie about it would you think they'd be saying "no thats not true"? why would they WANT to get people scared. They are just stating the thing as it happened. But hollywood DID overplay it (duh).
bottom line is that i think perhaps some are hung up on the term "ghosts"...as i said before. i'm pretty sure that almost every Christian faith puts store in "sprits", as in "Holy Spirit", Angels & Saints. all of the unseen realm around us. Most Christian faiths also believe in the existance of "evil spirits", Demons and devils as well. a topic including the existance of these and the rest of what is unseen effecting life forms (ie dogs & cats) sensitive to nature is a valid discussion. with that, i'm outta' here. going to the movies (at last) to see arthur. later everyone and as we said in the 60s, "Peace Out"!
Most animals probably can. Birds (cats and dogs already been discussed), horses, snakes (very mystical animals surprisingly enough)...ect. I'm not sure about things like hamsters and rats. Maybe they can maybe they can't...don't know.
I don't know if I truly believe in ghosts. I want too since I am waiting for my sister who died to come back and say HI. I have heard dogs and cats can see them and feel them nearby. I was reading a bit but ther are too many lol... but wanted to say that not all christian people celebrate halloween at least not the ones I know. I dont have a religion as I am trying to find myself.
For extra credit *grin* I checked with Catholic First (a Catholic Information Center on the Web). On this page http://www.catholicfirst.com/thefaith/churchdocuments/dogmas.cfm I found the following: "Revelation Concerning the Angels or "Christian Angelology" 1. In the beginning of time God created spiritual essences (angels) out of nothing. (De fide.) 2. The nature of angels is spiritual. (De fide.) 3. The angels are by nature immortal. (Sent. communis.) 4. God set a supernatural final end for the angels, the immediate vision of God, and endowed them with sanctifying grace in order that they might achieve this end. (Sent. Certa.) 5. The angels were subjected to a moral testing. (Sent. certa. as regards the fallen angels, Sent. communis as regards the good.) 6. The evil spirits (demons) were created good by God; they became evil through their own fault. 7. The primary task of the good angels is the glorification and the service of God. (Sent. certa.) 8. The secondary task of the good angels is the protection of men and care for their salvation. (De fide on the ground of general teaching.) 9. Every one of the faithful has his own special guardian angel from baptism. (Sent. certa.) 10. The Devil possesses a certain dominion over mankind by reason of Adam's sin. (De fide.)" This would lead one to believe that the Catholic Church does, in fact, believe that there are 'beings' of a spiritual or demonic nature that inhabit the same areas we do. The interesting thing to see would be a Priest's take on this discussion. I have to say, good work Stormy, you've prompted me to enlighten myself on some of the more archaic beliefs of a very popular religion.
Sequels (prequels included) are RARELY any good. Though this does not stop me from seeing them anyways. I am very easily amused. Van Helsing for example I found so helariously funny. I just couldn't take the movie seriously, I refuse to believe the director did either. It seemed like he was poking (in a joking way) fun at the legends and the original movies this film was based on. That movie was so funny.