Where did you get the impression that Protestants firmly believe that all Catholics are going to Hell? Certainly not true. There is a wide range of belief within Protestantism. An idea that “all Catholics are going to Hell” would be an opinion of only the most fundamentalist Protestants.
 December 1, 2014 at 2:36pm
You must be thinking with the head on your “third leg.” All matter is energy at its most basic point, including humans. Energy cannot be destroyed (Third Law of Thermodynamics, I think). We are energy. Our bodies are not. Our bodies die, we do not. This is science, not religion.
Perhaps SeanPatriot1 is one of the people who have no sensitivity to the paranormal. There are two people in my extended family who can’t get a Ouija board to move, regardless of who they are paired with. Of course, they were totally convinced that everybody else was consciously pushing it.
 December 1, 2014 at 11:23am
I know that most people see this as a joke and will dismiss my statement as they have others but I have a Ph.D. in Theology as well as in Counseling. Science has proven that we are all beings of energy, not flesh and blood. When our body dies, we continue to exist in a spiritual realm.
Just like in the physical realm, there are both good and bad spirits. For reasons that I don’t understand, bad spirits sometimes (not every time) use the Ouija Board to gain access to the energy of living persons. Once there, they cannot be easily dismissed. Laugh if you will but take my advice and never “play” with a Ouija Board.
What has science proven now?
I don't think you understand words like "science" and "proven".
Science has not shown any sort of spiritual realm or spirits.
Did you get your Ph.D. from Glenn's web store?
Please link to a credible scientific source that "proves" we continue in a spiritual realm after our physical body dies.
It’s very simple, God said not to do it (go after spirits), so I’m not going to. I would recommend that anyone who wishes to follow God not to have anything to do with the “spirit world”. We are to be concerned with our own spirit and the holy spirit (one that can be made pure and one that is pure) – that's it.
This is true. I had a very frightening series of experiences about 30 years ago after using a Ouija Board, just because it sounded like a fun thing to do. When strange and fearful things began happening (including dreams), I contacted a pastor who helped me. I still have to be careful to continually pray for protection and not let evil influences twist my thinking, try to deceive me about spiritual matters. The good thing is, the experience strengthened my faith considerably.
No we don't continue to exist in the spiritual realm. That's silly and wishful thinking. You are using the term "energy" to suit your claim. Energy does not remain intact in some organized form once we die. Sorry, but it doesn't. It's dispersed.
Sounds a lot like the "new" christians who can't wait to speak in tongues and WA LA within weeks they begin to speak in bazaar indistinguishable words. I yield to DoctorRon in terms of how much that is positive spiritual energy or wishful mind games.
There is no scienitic proof that when our body dies it exists in a spiritual realm. I used to do paranormal research trying to prove spirits were dead people. What I found was they were not dead people at all but demons and evil spirits who pretend to be those dead people. When we engage in tryng to contact dead people we are doing necromacy, a terrible sin. Many have been possessed by these demons or evil spirits. This is no game. I know several boys who used that game. An evil spirit wanted to suicide them. All of the boys saw the same evil spirit. Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy.
Folks in the ’60s who wound up in Mental wards using Ouija boards were probably also using LSD.
DoctoRon: The Bible tells us that "the soul itself, it must die"; "The flower dies and withers away, so does the soul"; and many other statements that tell us that our soul IS our body. When Jesus came before His disciples and picked up a piece of fish and ate it in front of them, they thought they were seeing a ghost. Jesus replied to them asking them, "Does a spirit eat flesh?" When the Bible tells of the flood, it states that "every living SOUL that was upon the face of the deep, DIED." Peter and Paul both write concerning the resurrection that if we don't believe the soul dies, then what of the resurrection? In other words, you can't resurrect something that is alive. I agree with your stance on the Ouija Board and I also believe it opens up the realm of the dark realm. But this realm consists of Satan's angels who have fallen to Earth - "Woe be to the Earth for Satan has come down to you in great wrath, knowing his time is but short.". But these spirits have nothing to do with the dead. The Bible tells us that "The dead hear nothing, the dead see nothing, the dead are not." In other words, when you die, you return to the dust from whence you came until the resurrection. "In the twinkling of an eye" we shall awaken and be remade new by our Heavenly Father. Being put to sleep while undergoing surgery is a good example of how it feels being dead. When you are put to sleep and then wake up, you feel no time has passed. It is the same for us when we die. Con't.
No, it's no joke. In fact, the warnings about this type of spirit contact go all the way back to the ancient world; Moses warned us in Deuteronomy 18:9-14 - a pertinent read if there ever was one...
Totally Agree I would not have that " thing" in my home or any other occult stuff, people are just asking for trouble, and unfortunately I think its people who have had no exposure to the teaching of Jesus Christ, its people looking to experience the supernatural on their own, looking for something tangible, without the protection of the blood of Jesus Christ, I will pray for them.
I used to have one when I was a kid, when I was 16 or 17, I broke it in two and threw it away. No special effects occurred like in the movies, but you are right, people really should find something better to do than this sort of thing.
As someone who is involved in the metaphysical world, I have known many people from many walks of life. Witches, Druids, Polytheists of many kinds, generic "occulty" type people, and every single one - without exception - warns against the Ouija board.
Tarot? Fine. Crystal balls? If that's your thing, sure. Palmestry, tea leaves, numerology, astrology? Classics with a long tradition. Ouija boards? Stay away.
I've never really heard of good theories as to why this is exactly, but everyone I've talked to about them who has used them always ends up with some kind of bad experience.
Strangely, other forms of automatic writing (the Ouija board is a form of automatic writing) don't seem to have the same nasty aura about them. Just this one thing.
I had a friend in college who was a self-professed Wiccan. I remember sitting down to lunch one day and she was dealing Tarot cards and performing a reading, and while I was "interested" in what she was doing I had a couple of thoughts at the time.
1. Skepticism - as much as I give our atheist friends a hard time about being overskeptical, I think at least a little bit of it is generally healthy.
2. Legalism - Don't consult a medium (Deut 18:11-13) means not to do it. It's pretty straightforward.
So she finished her reading and the person she was reading for got up and had to go on to another class. Shuffling the cards some, she looked at me and asked if I wanted for her to read the cards for me, and I told her no.
Now, we'd had conversations on religion multiple times before, and she started to get offended, and I said "Look, I completely respect you. I'm not sure what I believe about what you're doing here, but as a Christian I literally cannot let you do this for me. Thanks for the offer, but no."
So she put up her cards and we continued talking - and this is going to sound hilarious to some of you - about the D&D campaign we were both involved in. I spent 4 years in college doing my darnedest to be a Bible that they could see. Not many of that group would ever pick up and read one, but I figured if I could live it, maybe some might see.
"Science has proven that we are all beings of energy, not flesh and blood."
Please cite the paper that demonstrates beings of energy.
Hollywood has done another huge disservice to society with this movie. This thing isn't a "toy" anymore than a scalpel is.
Many people have had their lives ruined by playing with the occult. Just say "Non! Nein!"
So what exactly, scientifically, proves that there is a existence in a spiritual realm parallel to ours?
“Science has proven that we are all beings of energy, not flesh and blood. When our body dies, we continue to exist in a spiritual realm.”
Yes! Science is very clear that the spiritual realm is real! There have been many scientific studies that show Ouija boards are used to gain access to the energy of living persons. I don’t have any references for the scientific studying but just trust me. Satan may actually be hiding the studies from us too!
 November 21, 2014 at 10:59am
As a Georgian, I don’t know who embarrasses the state more – Jimmy Carter or Honey Boo Boo.
The Bible was purposefully written in symbolic and metaphorical language. Reading it literally is like looking at a masterpiece painting from 3 inches away and admiring the beautiful spots of paint. You have to “back off” from the literal to get the true meaning.
Except it also presents actual historic events. Those can't be dismissed as metaphorical.
When you believe in God and read his words...his book opens your angel eye's and the words pop out at you. Try it some time.
"Except it also presents actual historic events."
And a bunch of completely fictional events.
I have studied the Bible in Hebrew & Greek using Gematria whereby each Hebrew & Greek letters have a numerical value. So, I've seen the mathematical precision & geometric patterns & shapes that would be impossible if a single letter was added or taken away. Yet, you claim "The Bible was purposefully written in symbolic and metaphorical language." The lineage from Jesus Christ back to king David back to Abraham back to Noah back to Adam is but one small refutation to your claim. The historical account of the nation of Israel and the Hebrew people is another. There are tons more to show your ignorance. Literal interpretation is required unless the context says otherwise.
 October 6, 2014 at 10:28am
Step 1: Obama declares invasion by ETs. Step 2: November elections cancelled, Step 3: All law enforcement put under federal control, Step 4: ???