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 marcochampo
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I have been pondering this after reading a through some of the threads on here..
i haven’t got a scientific background and i am not religious ,
but i would like to think that i have an open mind. here is what i understand as to be true Elements are made up from atoms, with one proton and one neutron =hydrogen and so on..with around 117 known elements..90 being natural and the rest being synthetic..
We know that elements are created from stars and super nova..so we have these elements ,created from the stars..
1. Oxygen (65%)
2. Carbon (18%)
3. Hydrogen (10%)
4. Nitrogen (3%)
5. Calcium (1.5%)
6. Phosphorus (1.0%)
7. Potassium (0.35%)
8. Sulfur (0.25%)
9. Sodium (0.15%)
10. Magnesium (0.05%)
11. Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Molybdenum, Fluorine, Chlorine, Iodine, Manganese, Cobalt, Iron (0.70%)
12. Lithium, Strontium, Aluminum, Silicon, Lead, Vanadium, Arsenic, Bromine (trace amounts)
Which make up the human body..
We know that what we see is what light the object absorbs..
We know that what we hear is from what objects vibrate..
So where does god /sprites/ghosts fit into this .?
are they made up of the same elements? if not what..
When people say they have seen a ghost,, for them to have seen it ,, it would have to have substance.. as light would have to have been absorbed, for them to have seen that image..
What do they really see?
Where people have said they have been spoken to by god/spirts/ghosts.. then that sound most have come from a object which was able to create an energy to produce a vibration..
What do they really here?
On the creation front , its been said that we have been created by a god .. as hydrogen was the first element formed after the big bang and all other elements formed from the cooling of the event and from nucleosynthesis, ..
At what point does the creator become active ? as the elements to make a human where not present until after the big bang..
Hopefully people from both camps religious and scientist ,will be able to shed some light on this for me,
 Lusipher
Joined: 9/7/2010
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Posted: 2/26/2012 7:38:16 AM
When it comes to science disproving creation theory, there is one big flaw.

It tries to make sense of an entity that can allegedly do anything.

It wouldn't be bound by the limitations of our knowledge and understanding.

It could do things, that science says aren't possible.

I still believe in evolution - although, I don't think that means creation (in some forms or another) couldn't have taken place - as it makes more sense to me. Ultimately its still belief.

Maybe that is what sustains this entity... The voluntary belief of its followers.

As for what it is made from... Well if God does exist, I don't think it will be something mankind could comprehend, understand or make sense of.
 marcochampo
Joined: 4/20/2011
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Posted: 2/26/2012 7:51:08 AM
the thread is not meant to disprove or prove the existence of a god/sprits/ghosts.. but to ask the question where and how they fit into our human existence ..

as stated in op ,, the elements to create a human where not present at the beginning of the universe.. so the question is at what point did the creator become active?
 Sussexman2
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Posted: 2/26/2012 8:05:19 AM
It is yourself!! There no A God or no THE God. It is simply yourself. It's a WORD to describe the unattainable. Quote: In the beginning was the WORD and the word was God and was made God, i.e an invented word, like the word Kangaroo meant "I don't know" when asked of an aboringini "What's the name of that animal jumping about"
 Lusipher
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Posted: 2/26/2012 8:07:14 AM
I know. I was just pointing out the limitations any human will have, when it comes to trying to understand "god"

Our understanding of how these things fit into our lives, will work on our understanding of the universe and I think something like a cosmic architect, will be beyond us

If it exists, maybe God has always been active and we're just a very late invention - it might have been busy with other projects before it got round to creating us.

This is a very open (and interesting) question and every response could be right. We'll never know.
 dwight_the
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Posted: 2/26/2012 8:13:31 AM
Ourind is quite limited yet we think we are so powerful.Remember the ending of men in black ?
 try1more
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Posted: 2/26/2012 8:14:13 AM
"the thread is not meant to disprove or prove the existence of a god/sprits/ghosts.. but to ask the question where and how they fit into our human existence ..

as stated in op ,, the elements to create a human where not present at the beginning of the universe.. so the question is at what point did the creator become active?"

you actually asked: "What is God ,Ghosts Spirits Made From ?"


i would think you would first have to be able to define thought.
i'm putting my thoughts down here but they are not made of any elements nor are they a wave, so what properties would you use to describe them?
 IanT1976
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Posted: 2/26/2012 8:20:33 AM

Maybe that is what sustains this entity... The voluntary belief of its followers.

A good book to read for fun, Terry Pratchett's Small Gods. Has exactly that premise that without people believing the god ceases to exist.
 marcochampo
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Posted: 2/26/2012 8:26:06 AM
blimey most have rattled some cages, threads getting voted off hehe..
@msg 5

If it exists, maybe God has always been active and we're just a very late invention - it might have been busy with other projects before it got round to creating us.


like i said i have got an open mind ,, and your quote does have some substance to it ,,, certainly you couldn't rule out the idea off some all mighty being one day creating a human and seeing what happens,,
@msg7

i would think you would first have to be able to define thought.
i'm putting my thoughts down here but they are not made of any elements nor are they a wave, so what properties would you use to describe them?


your thoughts are only subjective to you, they are memories from past experience and knowledge gained .. for you to convey those thoughts make them real ,, you will need to react with the environment around you,,making a change to the same .. and is only possible with force/energy
 Lusipher
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Posted: 2/26/2012 8:37:41 AM
@msg 8

Small Gods is exactly where I got that idea from.

I think the Discworld novels have a great stance towards the gods.

Even though they obviously exist, some believe in them and some do not - but it is belief, as in faith.

Can't remember which novel pointed out, that some people believe in gods the same way that they believe in tables.

They exist and they may have a purpose, but there's not much point in looking to them for guidance or purpose.

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I think many people - believers and non-believers - will try (in vain) to make God fit their understanding and I don't see the point.

If God exists, it is what it is. I would guess that is nothing like anything we could imagine.
 marcochampo
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Posted: 2/26/2012 8:50:16 AM
so would i be right in saying ,, that gods,spirits ghost.. do not contain any substance ,, that they are only your own thoughts.. and the existence of them are only relative to your own personal views..
 try1more
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Posted: 2/26/2012 9:03:41 AM
"your thoughts are only subjective to you, they are memories from past experience and knowledge gained .. for you to convey those thoughts make them real ,, you will need to react with the environment around you,,making a change to the same .. and is only possible with force/energy"

so you're suggesting that unless i convey them they dont exist?
to say they are subjective is just avoiding the question.
unless i convey them "you" will be unaware of them, but that does not make them any less real.
what i'm saying is they cannot be detected so it simply illustrates that there are things we are unaware of.
we know that to think uses energy but the result cannot be detected, that does not mean it does not exist.
according to science energy cannot be created or destroyed only transformed, since to think uses energy it must surely be getting transformed into something else, that we have no means of detecting what that something else is makes it non existant?
since action is a product of thought, and if god is thought then we would be the resulting action.
don't know where i'm going with this, i'm not even religious
 Lusipher
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Posted: 2/26/2012 9:03:51 AM

so would i be right in saying ,, that gods,spirits ghost.. do not contain any substance ,, that they are only your own thoughts.. and the existence of them are only relative to your own personal views..


It looks like you're hoping to get a definitive answer on something, there is no definitive answer to.

If they exist, they may just be constructed of thought, or belief, or a substance we know of, or one we aren't even aware of, or some notion totally beyond our limited comprehension of the universe.

I don't think there is ever going to be the kind of answer, you appear to be looking for.
 SteveNaive
Joined: 1/10/2011
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Posted: 2/26/2012 9:06:34 AM
I'm going to start of with E=mc2 it is a very widely accepted formula that in it's simplest explanation is both matter and energy are two states of the same thing. Another widely accepted fact is the state of energy can neither be created nor destroyed but changed this is the law of conservation of energy C19.
Where does god or gods come into this comes down to believe which is neither a state of energy or matter.
Spirits depending on what you believe is either in the realm of the gods so ergo has no matter or energy(Soul) or is the changing of bio electric energy in to another form and in context to all living creates bioelectric energy is how we operate from simple movements to conscious cognitive thought.
Ghosts again comes down to the same facts as stated at the top in relation to bio electric energy my particular favorite explanation is the captured moment theory, In that a living creature under tremendious stress flares a bio electric pulse that is captured in the silca and magnetised iron found in most rock and building material and like a chip or magnetic tape stores that energy. Then because of how everybody's wet web is different in how we percieve the elctro magnetic spectrum around us some people are able to feel the captured moment as a visual event and some as a tactile event much like pressing play on a video recorder or feeling the tingle before a lightening strike.
 Jo van
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Posted: 2/26/2012 9:32:23 AM

What is God ,Ghosts Spirits Made From ?

Why, they're made of the same stuff that unicorns, goblins, and demons are "made of";
our fertile imaginations, and a sprinkling of 'magic fairy dust'.....
They're made of the same stuff that Harry Potter, and Gandalf are made of.

You only need to look at any 'optical illusion, to realise that our senses, and our memories, can't be relied on.
People have hallucinations. The very worst kind, are the ones where they don't even realise they've had one, and worse still, when others take them seriously, and actually start believing in them, and giving them credibility, and calling them "visitations", "apparitions", and "spiritual".
It's perfectly possible to "self-hypnotise" and believe you've seen all sorts of things, it's possible to see them due to a brief, momentary 'brain-fart' [Med. Term] or due to other illnesses, or ingestion of noxious substances, either knowingly, or unknowingly.

There's lots of stuff we still don't know about, and probably lots more stuff, that we don't even know that we don't know about.....

But we do know enough, to know that " God , Ghosts and Spirits", are nothing more than ignorant, primitive superstitions.

So the answer to your question, in short: Nothing.

 Loumooos
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Posted: 2/26/2012 9:39:08 AM
I like SteveNiave's explanation. We all know fear heightens our perceptions, take Horror films etc. They are filmed do create reactions and put us in a ' too scared to sleep with the lights off situation.'
 marcochampo
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Posted: 2/26/2012 9:42:47 AM
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<div class="quote">so you're suggesting that unless i convey them they dont exist?
to say they are subjective is just avoiding the question.
don't think i avoided the question.. however ,, it is my understanding ,, that your thoughts are confined to you and you are alone.. but we can put you in a cat scan and witness these thoughts taking place through electrical impulses accruing in your brain..
its a bit like you putting your hand in a fire..: Neurons will transmit this information to your brain for you to act on ,,, as your neurons can't communicate with mine i will not be affected ,, until you scream with pain that is ..
l haven't got a scientific background ,,so i guess someone can explain it better than myself ..
 try1more
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Posted: 2/26/2012 10:02:11 AM
"but we can put you in a cat scan and witness these thoughts taking place through electrical impulses accruing in your brain.. "

electrical impulses accompany movement, you move your arm there is an electrical impulse, that movement can be seen and described whether or not you are aware of the electrical impulse.
reading an impulse in the brain you can assume that a thought has taken place but you neither know or can describe it.
you cannot detect the thought, but it's there all the same.
which i guess is just as well, as we would all have been locked up a long time ago if it were possible
 marcochampo
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Posted: 2/26/2012 10:09:15 AM
@13

It looks like you're hoping to get a definitive answer on something, there is no definitive answer to.


maybe your right, but maybe i had the answer already, that gods,spirits,ghosts have no substance and only exist in your mind, but if you can convince other people that they are real ,, then they can exist in the real world through you..
 Loumooos
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Posted: 2/26/2012 10:13:21 AM
I see dead people..
 chillicat
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Posted: 2/26/2012 10:13:40 AM
maybe your right, but maybe i had the answer already, that gods,spirits,ghosts have no substance and only exist in your mind


but alot of these things have been caught on camera or film..so they cant be all in the mind..? many of them are most likely fakes..but i doubt all of them are..?
 marcochampo
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Posted: 2/26/2012 10:37:12 AM
@msg 18

you cannot detect the thought, but it's there all the same.


their is some research taking place that may shed light on how thoughts are filtered out from our brains using Gamma waves ,, if this is the case that thoughts are transmitted through gamma waves,, then they will have mass and can be measured..


but alot of these things have been caught on camera or film..so they cant be all in the mind..? many of them are most likely fakes..but i doubt all of them are..?

that just sounds like the crop circle syndrome though , some people still believe that they where made by E.T ..even though the guys that made them have now come forward,,
 spoon1888
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Posted: 2/26/2012 11:12:09 AM

Maybe that is what sustains this entity... The voluntary belief of its followers



Perhaps santa is real then, as if millions and millions belive it then maybe so. However it's children who have this faith and yet the logic is the same; as when we were children thats exactly what is placed on to us....belief. We are never sat down ( as children) with good science books that clearly show STRONG evidence against a make belive guy in the sky.
 fat-trucker
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Posted: 2/26/2012 11:30:31 AM
One thing you can rely on in these forums.

There are forum posters that where there."they know"..

They where there at the begining of time,they nailed christ to the cross,
Had coffee with moses,

And where raised from the soddin dead,to come back and tell us on these very forums that.
The whole creation of ,mind, body and soul.
"Is aload of bollox".
 SwanSpirit
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Posted: 2/26/2012 11:35:14 AM
I think that science is based as much on belief of this dimension as any other belief. I find it amazing how science is considered fact when it's only our interpretation of this dimension, the limit of our experiences. Spirit isn't of this dimension so can't be fully explained by our science as much as anyone tries. The best thing a spirit ever told me was that death is nothing like anyone thinks it is.
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