Is belief in the paranormal the same as god worship?
- ThornLv 75 months ago
it is jumping to conclusions
Check out Sagan's book, The Demon Haunted World
- JakeLv 65 months ago
The Christian God is the only God Who exists. A person can know this with certainty by reciting the rosary each day with care.
- Climate RealistLv 75 months ago
Annsan_In_Him gave a good answer. But, I will expand on Annsan's answer. UFO's if they are alien space ships, are technology, more advanced than anything that we currently have, but still technology, and are no more supernatural than the Apollo Moon landings.
Also, paranormal means different things to different people, but to atheists who dismiss the paranormal. which not all atheists do, they think of "paranormal" meaning the same thing as magic. "Magic" can mean, among other things, an event that lacks any apparent cause. That definition of "magic" actually excludes the miracles of the Bible, as miracles do have a cause; the power of God.
On the other hand, atheism is, almost by definition, the rejection of causality. "God" can mean anything that would have caused the big bang. The idea that the cause of the big bang has to be the "Christian" God or even a person rather than something "natural," is a straw man. To acknowledge that the big bang had a cause, any cause, would mean not being an atheist. So, in order to be an atheist, you basically have to believe that the big bang happened, without a cause. In other words, by magic.
I didn't say that atheist say that the Universe came from nothing. They generally believe that it originated from a singularity that always existed. But, singularities do not spontaneously become universes. The evaporate due to Hawking radiation, but the Universe is not Hawking radiation. For one thing, Hawking radiation is only intense when a black hole has a mass only a fraction of that of our Sun, not a mass roughly equivalent to that of our Sun multiplied by Avegadro's number.
"The Avogadro number, sometimes denoted N or N0, is the number of constituent particles (usually molecules, atoms or ions) that are contained in one mole, the international (SI) unit of amount of substance: by definition, exactly 6.02214076×10^23."
- Anonymous5 months ago
No. Belief (faith in Christ) is what brings you to God. Even demons "believe."
James 2:19 (NRSV)
19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder.
Worshiping God = To do His will. Examples: Learning about spirituality, Helping out a neighbor in need.
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- JeaLv 75 months ago
it is the same thing. They claim their god thing is "supernatural", which of course is true, the word means nonexistent. Evidence tells us what is true or not, not some dishonest book or preacher. Facts tell the truth all the time.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 75 months ago
Of course not.
"Paranormal" is a vague word used to describe vague events that seem unusual and not normal - it can range from claims about U.F.Os to demons assaulting people. In neither of those cases is any god involved, let alone worship of any god.
If you have some specific event in mind, or if you have a different definition of the word 'paranormal', let us know, because your question is very vague.
- Anonymous5 months ago
It is pretty much the same.
- bartyLv 75 months ago
No, not at all. There's no god involved.
- 5 months ago
No, I would say not, because there are many paranormal concepts, such as ghosts, or telepathy, or crystal healing, or a bunch of other things... that have no direct connection with the concept of worshiping a deity. Unless you personally decide that "god" is responsible for everything.
- CogitoLv 75 months ago
No. One can believe in the paranormal without believing in or worshiping any gods.