Originally Posted by pianoperformer
Well, there are several false conclusions being drawn here:
- Because Christianity is not true, God therefore is not real.
- Because God is not real, there cannot be any spiritual entities.
If you are not careful, this can quickly lead to:
- Because there are no spiritual entities, there is no afterlife.
- Because none of this exists, psychic abilities are not real.
You may or may not believe in a God. Certainly there are other belief systems with one or many gods. You may even just believe in a creative force behind everything, as would most closely identify my beliefs.
However, it remains, even if there is no God, it does not mean that spiritual entities cannot exist. I mean, physical entities still exist, right? And if physical entities exist, then non-physical entities may also exist. If non-physical entities may exist, they may certainly be across the spectrum from positive to negative—i.e., angels and demons, and everything in between.
Thanks for your logic above - it makes sense.
I suppose one's views on spiritual entities closely relate to how one views the after life.
However, the idea of positive and negative spiritual entities reminds of the fight between good and evil - and my current view is that there's in fact no hell, no devil and no threat from any negative entity and that once we die we return to an all loving force - God (if you like) who experienced itself through us in human form.
Which brings us back to non-physical intities - and why they've not "merged" with this eternal force of grace?