I want to go somewhere different and away from politics for a while, and talk about hauntings, specifically on why people don't go to a priest when they have a haunting.
For me it seems a logical thing to do (please, atheists no stupid comments on word usage) if such a thing was happening. Think of it as if you had a pest problem you keep seeing those pests and they even start to bother you, cause you problems, why wouldn't you get some help?
I boggles my mind why people in those situations just keep letting weird things keep happening. Especially if its scaring you to death.
Update 9/2/2012 3:03 AM (Yes, I actually finished this at that time, weird huh.)
Ok, so after I posted this while killing time Friday night watching a show I get the obvious answer I was looking for. The reason people who might be dealing with a haunting probably don’t go to a priest is they are afraid of the reaction one would get from an atheist, you are crazy. Of course one can kind of understand that many people want to believe in God & Heaven but don’t want to believe in the Devil & Hell (and to that extension demons) and considering that, that haunting could be a worst case scenario demonic I still really get the hesitation.
Personally I’d be calling priests to find one willing to do something, considering some of the weird _____ reported to go on at some places that are possibly haunted, I don’t link I would be afraid of the issue of the liberal priests reactions. After all there are far more priests with true faith who would willingly do this believing in the supernatural.
And if your priest looks at you like you’re crazy may be he doesn’t really believe in what he preaches, such as many of the liberal priests seem too. I want to bring something else up too because in the last month I’ve watched a few paranormal investigation shows (ones that I think are worth my time) to use as a launching board for ideas for a new story world and lines I’m working on and I really think at this point demons don’t want to hide themselves, while they might find atheists entertaining, the fact they like to reach out and scratch people (specifically three scratches, Bing it you’ll get it) means they want much more than just a of bunch atheists running around.
To finish this off in my writers way, “Yes, Virginia there are evil forces, forces some would like deny as myth and superstition, but I believe they actually don’t like that. Why else would they act out? From scratches to strange apparitions many described as monestrous. They want us to fear them and in that to possibly turn away from God and to them, thinking of them as nature spirits, deities, or something else as the short sighted reactions of humans in the past has proven. In the end we must endure against all enemies whether physical or spiritual in our faith, for it is in faith we find strength, and hope.”