past is dead wrote:How many of you guys believe in ghosts, devas, and brahmas? ?
I don't believe in them if their image is taken literally. But if given the proper evidence, I would.
Maybe a possible way to reconcile that with current science is that those are viruses and bacteria?
As for seeing ghosts, etc: How do we know that it is not hallucination? Hallucination can appear very real, and I don't doubt the honesty and sincerity of those who say that they have seen them.
Personally, if I would see a ghost - first I would make sure that I am not dreaming, second I would investigate what was in my tea/coffee...
You should doubt when there are clues to doubt. From what I knew, different people saw and described the same thing at the same location, so it must have some truths in it.
Yes, I agree with you that most people who claimed saw them are not honestly and want to add their ego to their stories, but with an opened mind to find out the truth, comparing them, analyzing them, one can get something in their stories. You can doubt, but you need to be smart. The credit of witnesses is not only the problem in religions, but on criminals, intelligence gathering as well. But in real worlds, police and intelligence officers can get a lot of valuable infos from not so good sources. It is not depended on sources, it depends on how you processed information.
I believe UFO and the phenomenons of spirit world are the same and only happens in conscious mind, that explained why there isn't any physical evidence, which physical measurement can't contact with them. Well, the basics question, what is conscious, is still unanswered despite being familiar with in daily experiences.