Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Catholic Exchange » God, Goblins, and Ghosts

When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing - they believe in anything — G.K. Chesterton.

Belief, of any sort, is part of the human psyche. Without faith in God, that belief may lie in science, so that one wonders of the mysteries of the universe whether or not they will be solved in one’s life time. Or that belief may lie in the realm of gods, pixies, warlocks, aliens, or the Easter Bunny.  When a person stops believing, it is not that a person believes in anything, it is that they become distracted and thereby believe in lesser things. They believe in little green men and do not believe in little red devils. They believe in flying saucers and do not believe in flying angels. They believe in goddesses and goblins and do not believe in the glories of God.

Recently, there has been a surge of TV shows that promote such distractions whose main premise is aimed at the supernatural, particularly ghosts. On my last count that are no fewer than 6 shows of this sort: A Haunting, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, Ghost Labs, and Paranormal State.

click to read more....but, let's resolve never to settle for second best when it comes to the spiritual life!!!

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