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May 4th, 2007, 09:25 AM
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I was wondering this, what different religions think about psychics and whether they think they are real or what not.

Also, I've heard a lot of times on the regular debates that psychics aren't real and that they are of the devil or something like that. So what if there was a psychic that helped the police find a little girl that was kidnapped and in turn, because of this psychic, the little girl was returned unharmed to her parents? Does that really sound like the work of a devil?
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May 4th, 2007, 09:54 AM
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I think it's split in Buddhism Some of the sutras talk about being able to see past and future lives, and some sects don't believe those are supposed to be taken literally.

I don't personally believe in psychics (or ghosts or any other extraordinary phenomenon).
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I was wondering this, what different religions think about psychics and whether they think they are real or what not.

Also, I've heard a lot of times on the regular debates that psychics aren't real and that they are of the devil or something like that. So what if there was a psychic that helped the police find a little girl that was kidnapped and in turn, because of this psychic, the little girl was returned unharmed to her parents? Does that really sound like the work of a devil?[/b]
To be honest, I'm not that sure how much Judaism believes in psychics. I know it's not kosher to try to predict the future. It takes away from a person's free will. There were prophets in the Bible who had divine inspiration. However, the prophetic era ended a long time ago.
As for a specific situation like you mentioned, I really don't know. According to Jewish law you can violate any commandment, except 3, to save a life. So my guess was that if this was a proven method, then it would be allowed. As it is, I'm not sure.

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May 4th, 2007, 01:13 PM
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We (LDS church), don't believe in psychics.

We believe in the power of the Holy Ghost and the power of God. Psychics is not the same thing. The power of God is given by authority. My take on a psychic possibly being occasionally right about one or two things- but they are not using this power of God to discern it. Other times the Holy Ghost can inspire others to say in this case find this young girl.
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May 4th, 2007, 02:06 PM
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We (LDS church), don't believe in psychics.

We believe in the power of the Holy Ghost and the power of God. Psychics is not the same thing. The power of God is given by authority. My take on a psychic possibly being occasionally right about one or two things- but they are not using this power of God to discern it. Other times the Holy Ghost can inspire others to say in this case find this young girl.[/b]
I am pretty sure there are psychics out there that get more than one thing right. I've had strong intuition feelings about something happening in the future such as: when I was 12 I knew I would be pregnant at 19. The 2nd time I saw my husband I knew that I was going to marry him and have children with him and I didn't even know this guy at the time....there have been other things, but I wouldn't call myself a psychic. A person who calls themself a psychic usually gets more than just one or two things occassionally right.

So if they do get something right, what power is it that they are using? I don't believe it's from God either, as I don't believe in God. I don't think it's given to anyone, I think it's something we all posses, we just don't harness the full capacity of what we can truly do.

If you believe it's the Holy Ghost that allows a psychic to find someone missing.....how does that take away from the fact that she is psychic?
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My religion doesnt say anything about psychics. My religion doesnt say much about anything and leaves a lot up to one's personal opinions.

I personally definitely believe in psychics, however, most of the public and famous psychics are probably fake.
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May 4th, 2007, 04:08 PM
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My religion doesnt say anything about psychics. My religion doesnt say much about anything and leaves a lot up to one's personal opinions.

I personally definitely believe in psychics, however, most of the public and famous psychics are probably fake.[/b]
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My church goes along with the bible. Don't know the exact words. But it boils down we don't believe in witches psychics or mediums and the likewise.
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May 5th, 2007, 11:32 AM
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You know what a witch often is? Someone who makes home-made remedies to cure colds....or uses something like aromatherapy to put them in a better mood through the scent of the oil they are using. A witch is someone who prays just like everyone else, but in a different way.

And it's kind of hard for you not to believe in them when you are talking to one, so I don't see how you don't believe I exist.

As for psychics, what about the psychics who do help with an investigation and in turn find someone? Do they not exist either and the police are just making them up? If what you are REALLY saying is that you don't believe they have a psychic gift, how do you explain them knowing how to where to find someone?
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We (LDS church), don't believe in psychics.

We believe in the power of the Holy Ghost and the power of God. Psychics is not the same thing. The power of God is given by authority. My take on a psychic possibly being occasionally right about one or two things- but they are not using this power of God to discern it. Other times the Holy Ghost can inspire others to say in this case find this young girl.[/b]
I am pretty sure there are psychics out there that get more than one thing right. I've had strong intuition feelings about something happening in the future such as: when I was 12 I knew I would be pregnant at 19. The 2nd time I saw my husband I knew that I was going to marry him and have children with him and I didn't even know this guy at the time....there have been other things, but I wouldn't call myself a psychic. A person who calls themself a psychic usually gets more than just one or two things occassionally right.

So if they do get something right, what power is it that they are using? I don't believe it's from God either, as I don't believe in God. I don't think it's given to anyone, I think it's something we all posses, we just don't harness the full capacity of what we can truly do.

If you believe it's the Holy Ghost that allows a psychic to find someone missing.....how does that take away from the fact that she is psychic?
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It doesn't take away that she claims to be psychic, the Holy Ghost can inspire anyone if it is the Lord's will. I feel that many people can have feelings about their lives and even others, but they are not always correct. There are many times they can be right as well.
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May 6th, 2007, 01:08 PM
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So even if she gets it's right it's not because she's psychic it's because of the Lord? So basically it's just the name you don't agree with.... but the proof is there when it happens and works out.
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As Niamh said my religion doesn't really say wether they do or don't exist and wether they are evil or not...and I definetly believe that psychics exist, I consider myself a psychic medium...in training anyway.
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So even if she gets it's right it's not because she's psychic it's because of the Lord? So basically it's just the name you don't agree with.... but the proof is there when it happens and works out.[/b]

Some people explain things the only way they know how .... and a lot of times, that is "god."

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So even if she gets it's right it's not because she's psychic it's because of the Lord? So basically it's just the name you don't agree with.... but the proof is there when it happens and works out.[/b]

Some people explain things the only way they know how .... and a lot of times, that is "god."

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That is good! It's coming from a positive place whichever religion it may be ya know? I just see people (not necessarily on here) say when they hear of psychics sometimes they say "oh the devil"...so I'm wondering how they can think a psychic who finds a lost child is the work of the devil. See what I mean? But it's cool that people think that it comes from a source of love no matter what God(s)/Goddesses you believe in
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I read this as "physics". And I was like, "why would a religion be against physics?!"
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May 24th, 2007, 09:32 PM
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I read this as "physics". And I was like, "why would a religion be against physics?!"[/b]
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So even if she gets it's right it's not because she's psychic it's because of the Lord? So basically it's just the name you don't agree with.... but the proof is there when it happens and works out.[/b]

Some people explain things the only way they know how .... and a lot of times, that is "god."

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That is good! It's coming from a positive place whichever religion it may be ya know? I just see people (not necessarily on here) say when they hear of psychics sometimes they say "oh the devil"...so I'm wondering how they can think a psychic who finds a lost child is the work of the devil. See what I mean? But it's cool that people think that it comes from a source of love no matter what God(s)/Goddesses you believe in
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I consider myself agnostic but more along the lines of atheist... that being said, I don't really think that being psychic has to come from anywhere. I just think some people can do things that others can't. Not really sure it is a gift from another source or anything. Just a cool thing that some people can do.

I do think that its great when these psychics can help out for a good cause! I saw a documentery type thing about this older lady who helped the cops find this girl that was kidnapped. It was really neat!
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May 25th, 2007, 06:46 PM
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I too don't think it's a special gift really. I don't think we've enveloped all the abilities we are capable of doing. Being psycic is one of those abilities. Some are just able to tap into that side of them and others aren't.
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