Why Does the Supernatural Explanation Take Priority?
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31-10-2014, 06:04 AM
RE: Why Does the Supernatural Explanation Take Priority?
I always thought it is something like:

-That noise is scary.
-It could be a ghost, because ghosts are cool.
-Moreover, if there are ghosts, there are spirits and supernatural stuff, which means extra cool.
-If supernatural stuff exist, I don't have to feel alone and settle for the frightening idea of dying with no afterlife.

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31-10-2014, 06:15 AM
RE: Why Does the Supernatural Explanation Take Priority?
There might be deeper evolutionary explanations, but it may also be a desire to believe in something that's not mundane. It's just exciting to think about a world filled with ghosts, faeries, gods and monsters. Kind of a buzz kill to call BS on all of that.

Gods derive their power from post-hoc rationalizations. -The Inquisition

Using the supernatural to explain events in your life is a failure of the intellect to comprehend the world around you. -The Inquisition
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31-10-2014, 06:24 AM
RE: Why Does the Supernatural Explanation Take Priority?
(31-10-2014 06:15 AM)TheInquisition Wrote:  There might be deeper evolutionary explanations, but it may also be a desire to believe in something that's not mundane. It's just exciting to think about a world filled with ghosts, faeries, gods and monsters. Kind of a buzz kill to call BS on all of that.


Mr. Buzz Kill Wrote:It's all BS.

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