I must be asleep today, kindly highlight where your post answered the question.<quoted text>
You're right, no one has to respect anyone's opinions, but since I was reared to respect ALL people it's part of who I am and I have my parents to thank for that!
Opinions are points of view that aren't necessarily based in facts.
As such, who am I (or YOU) to tell anyone that their point of view is wrong?
I "hold the door open" to lots of ideas and theologies. That doesn't mean that I accept or denounce any of them.
If you're asking me if I believe in creationism vs. evolution I guess the answer would be that I'm open to BOTH! Why does it have to be an either or proposition?
Do I believe in evolution, absolutely! The recent discovery of the Higgs Boson Particle is proof that the "God particle" does exist.
Would I like to believe in a divine being who is responsible for all of creation, sure. Who wouldn't? Since I'm an analytical thinker I can't help but question the existence of such a being because there isn't definitive proof that he/she exists.
That's why faith is called FAITH! It's believing without need of proof or evidence.
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(of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.
"a supernatural being"
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ghostly, phantom, spectral, otherworldly, unearthly, unnatural
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manifestations or events considered to be of supernatural origin, such as ghosts.
Do your believe in the supernatural as described above or do you just hold the door open for it? Your mention of spirits is prompting the question."
I am not asking about evolution. I am not asking about "lots of ideas and theologies." I asked specifically about supernatural as described above and particularly relating to spirits.