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If you believe in ghosts can you tell me this?

Asked by evelyns_pet_zebra (12908points) June 18th, 2009

Believers say that ghosts are the spiritual remains of folks that were either murdered or died in an unfair or terrible way, and they haunt the world until their wrongs are righted.
So what about the 6 million Jews (and gypsies and homosexuals and the mentally unsound as well as many others) killed by the Nazis. Why aren’t we up to our necks in spectral Nazi victims? Hundreds of thousands of civilians and enemy soldiers were killed in horrible and unspeakable ways, but I don’t see much evidence for even a tenth of 6 million ghosts.

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RedPowerLady's avatar

I would say there are a few answers to this question.

1. First, not all spirits are here because of tragedy. It is only one possibility. Of course according to your example that would just add more spirits, haha.
2. Second point is probably the most important to your question. That is not everyone who experiences a tragic death would stick around. Only a few. What determines this? Well heck who knows. That would depend on your personal, cultural, or religious belief system.
3. My Third point would be that in cases such as mass tragedy the place the tragedy occurred can become overwhelmed with a negative energy field. It doesn’t necessarily mean all the souls/spirits are trapped there but it’s just the resonant energy of that tragedy that has remained at that location. Some believe that such strong energy can cause odd happenings making people believe a spirit is there.
4. Even if all the tragedy victims were spirits/ghosts it does not mean we would all have the ability to see them or detect their presences. So I suppose it could always be a possibility.
5. Oh I just thought of another I’ve heard. And that is the possibility that these spirits are on a different plane of existence than us. Only sometimes does the veil reveal this existence allowing us to see the spirits. So billions could live in this different existence and we would only be privy to it whenever the veil is so lifted to reveal whatever it reveals.

Of course it all depends on your belief system wherever it comes from. But this is some information I have picked up about the topic.

MrGV's avatar

A shinigami sent them all to soul society before they could turn into hollows.

El_Perseguidor's avatar

@MrGeneVan I completely agree with you!

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Isn’t this linked to purgatory somehow..?

El_Perseguidor's avatar

@Saturated_Brain Yes it could be, the thing is that only catholic theology accepts the Purgatory. Protestant churches don’t believe in it, so their explanation could be that ghosts don´t exist but demons do. They are the ones who torment people.
Personally, I don´t believe neither of them.

sweetteaindahouse's avatar

For some “spirits”, Their murderer or whatever was put to justice and now they are free to move on. That is the way it is in the movies.

DarkScribe's avatar

I believe in Ghosts. I believe in their non-existence.

Saturated_Brain's avatar

@El_Perseguidor Meh… I have no comment on the matter really… I don’t know what the truth is regarding this subject. You got Catholics vs Protestants on this issue. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Sigh… I find it kinda funny… I find it kinda sad… And it’s a mad world we live in.. Why do we need ghosts to complicate the matter?

jdogg's avatar

I think that paranoia is the only “ghost”.

Dr_C's avatar

well…if you believe in scientology maybe they are stuck in soul catchers over the volcanoes of hawaii.. XENU IS ON HIS WAY!!!!!

kheredia's avatar

I just think that there are things that we will never be able to explain. Ghosts are one of them.

El_Perseguidor's avatar

@Saturated_Brain I did not try to put Catholics vs Protestants, In fact, I think the catholic church don’t accept the whole ghost idea, I was talking about Purgatory.

logzlo's avatar

Personally, I don’t know. if there were ghosts, then presumably they would have unfinished business on earth.

“My dear horacio, there are more things on heaven and earth than can be explained in your philosophy”

Saturated_Brain's avatar

@El_Perseguidor Well, that just proves my point about how complicated the whole matter is. You got people who believe. You got people who don’t. And it’s impossible to verify the validity of either side. It’s a mess, that’s what it is.

skeptic777's avatar

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skeptic777's avatar

It seems to me that there should be a lot of ghosts out there running around in the nude. I am sure that we all agree, that all humans have a spirit. According to believers, a ghost is the spirit of the dead. Clothing does not have a spirit so how do you explain clothing worn by a ghost? I am sure that someone will come up with some dumb answer to support a nonexistent theory. Do they all go to the same ghost clothing store? Do they have a choice in color and style? The people that believe in ghost are saying in essence that a ghost has power over God. When in fact they do not have a choice as to where they go ofter death. God is the author of life and death and His word tells us, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

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