Teresa Rice has provided an interesting post on ghosts. Since I have never experienced a ghost, I don’t have a strong opinion as to whether ghosts exists. The Bilble makes it clear, however, that there are demons, but I hope I have avoided those too. If so, I have done so without complaint. If not, well only the Lord truly knows what He is doing.
I must admit I find the references to purgatory curious. When I was raised as a Catholic, I was taught that purgatory is real place, but this is the first time I heard of connection with ghosts.
Live and learn.
Every Sunday Z has a Sunday Faith Post on her blog GeeeeeZ!. This Sunday she asked the question, do you believe in ghosts? Or Spirits?
There is at least one reason that I do believe in ghosts. The first is because I grew up near a haunted forest, the Pocomoke Forest in Md, and some eerily creepy experiences when visiting there. After thinking a bit I wondered what the Church has to say on ghosts. Secondly, after reading on what the Church teaches on ghosts or Spirits it totally makes sense that spirits exist.
Jimmy Akin says the following on ghosts:
- “Ghost” is simply the German-derived equivalent of the Latin-derived word “Spirit.” That’s why the Holy Spirit is sometimes referred to as the Holy Ghost. Originally in English “ghost” and “spirit” referred to the same thing. Indeed, in German the word for “spirit” is still “geist.” Rather than get hung…
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