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  • Crest to remove potentially harmful microbeads from toothpaste

    09/19/2014 8:03:50 PM PDT · 32 of 41
    Cvengr to NetAddicted
    What do the microbeads do?

    You trade them to 10 Little Indians for Rhode Island.

  • Obama's Ebola Agenda to Collapse the World Economy

    09/18/2014 8:04:34 PM PDT · 63 of 70
    Cvengr to Slyfox

    It’s about $15k/SF to build an ebola center.

    I don’t think expeditionary 2”x4” structures and Visquene sheeting is going to solve the problem.

  • Ebola: Does It Matter?

    09/17/2014 9:17:53 PM PDT · 59 of 98
    Cvengr to yefragetuwrabrumuy

    So you’ve given yourself about 9 months to prepare.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama admin shuffles military's mission in Africa

    09/17/2014 2:34:43 AM PDT · 124 of 125
    Cvengr to Ax

    BTW, it’s a lot more than 3000+ Biosafety Level 4 suits.

    There are only about 57 known BSL 4 facilites worldwide and about 16 in the US.

    These folks are trying to treat BSL4 conditions as though they are BSL1 or BSL2 conditions at best.

    It’s tough enough to get 3000 men to pee in the same general area on bivuoac, let alone try to establish a BSL4 facility to stop a pandemic????

    If they want public attention to the problem, just bring back some of the infected medical staff and house them as domestic help in the homes of leading Democratic politicians and regulators. It’s for the children of future generations. /s

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama admin shuffles military's mission in Africa

    09/17/2014 2:15:37 AM PDT · 123 of 125
    Cvengr to Ax

    I suspect they are managing this situation in the same fashion they might respond to a natural disaster, by making standard health services available for things other than ebola, by constructing some field hospitals, by erecting off-the-shelf portable medical facilities, etc.

    It might be a nice gesture, but I don’t see it solving a problem.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama admin shuffles military's mission in Africa

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama admin shuffles military's mission in Africa

    09/17/2014 2:03:36 AM PDT · 121 of 125
    Cvengr to ansel12

    Generally they all flow downhill, or occasionally are pumped uphill and again flow downhill to the treatment facility, depending upon the terrain and situation.

    It appears the ebolavirus can remain volitile after a month or so in dark places at ambient temperatures (20C - 250C) when caked and dried on surfaces such as textiles or even painted aluminum.

    This means sewer pipe, collection systems, manholes, headworks, digesters, clarifiers, oxidation ponds, filters, and their effluent could also be contaminated, albeit in more dilute quantities. They generally won’t travel uphill, as they are bound in the blood cells and perhaps tissue cells of the infected fluids.

    This might also explain how past outbreaks died out (by dilution of infectious cells, then re-entered into the population years later by chance.

    At present, the only real eradication appears to be by incineration (>2500F) or acid attack with peroxide or bleach (1:5 dilution), or UV disinfection (which is difficult for untreated wastewater at nanometer resolutions).

    It’s much easier to isolate those infected, then to try and adapt to the widespread contagion.

    (It’s almost as if there is a moral to be learned here regarding contagions produced from sexual immorality.)

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 7:03:22 PM PDT · 171 of 187
    Cvengr to ladyjane

    No.

    There have been documented cases where the virus survived outside a body for 51 days. That doesn’t mean the virus doesn’t survive a longer period of time.

    The prudent handling of those suspected of being infected is to place them in Biosafety Level IV isolation, and observing and testing them for about a month. It’s a very costly, high risk endeavor.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 6:57:25 PM PDT · 170 of 187
    Cvengr to kabar

    Even if this was considered a humanitarian gesture to build some field hospitals and hand out PPE and MREs, constructing Level IV isolation facilities is far better handled by general contractors in the healthcare industry.

    Obama doesn’t want to send more than 300 armed men to fight ISIS, whom Kerry claims we will hunt down to the gates of hell, but instead sends 10 times as many to a high risk incurable infectious disease area.

    It doesn’t make rational sense to me.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama admin shuffles military's mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 6:51:40 PM PDT · 114 of 125
    Cvengr to ansel12

    FWIW,

    The CDC is giving some poor advise:

    Is it safe for Ebola patients to use the bathroom?

    Yes. Sanitary sewers may be used for the safe disposal of patient waste. Additionally, sewage handling processes (e.g., anaerobic digestion, composting, disinfection) in the United States are designed to inactivate infectious agents.

    from http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/environmental-infection-control-in-hospitals.html

    The sanitary waste treatment systems are NOT designed to disinfect viral contagions. Additionally, the higher concentrations of Chlorine in Bleach and hyposchlorite solutions, which might be used to clean ebola infected areas, will also hinder normally designed wastewater treatment processes.

    This doesn’t begin to address the issues of DBPs (Disinfection ByProducts), which tend to be environmentally damaging/hazardous.

    At least Canadian websites provide more accurate assessments of the risks posed by the ebolavirus.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama admin shuffles military's mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 1:33:20 AM PDT · 50 of 125
    Cvengr to Fai Mao

    I understand the virus lives in a host cell. If the cell dies, so does the virus, unless it moves to another living cell to replicate.

    I haven’t seen any stats on dormancy.

    The problem is its very small, 80nm x 760nm, which might not be airborne, but any infected cell which might become airborne, could also be contagious.

    Some lab reports indicate ebolavirus uncleaned surfaces in a lab, left to ambient air conditions, can survive over 50 days, while concentrations may dwindle over hours to days.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama admin shuffles military's mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 1:21:34 AM PDT · 48 of 125
    Cvengr to 2ndDivisionVet

    If they want to build hospitals and logistics, they need to go to engineers and general contractors who build hospitals.

    Then again, a centralized healthcare machine would know all about that,..wouldn’t they? Another manifestation of Obamacare incompetence.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama admin shuffles military's mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 1:19:06 AM PDT · 46 of 125
    Cvengr to Fai Mao
    Is there any information on the length of time that the Ebola virus can survive if it has no host?

    For laboratory environments...From the Canadian Public Health Agency of Canada at

    http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng.php?option=print

    SURVIVAL OUTSIDE HOST: Filoviruses have been reported capable to survive for weeks in blood and can also survive on contaminated surfaces, particularly at low temperatures (4°C) Footnote 52 Footnote 61. One study could not recover any Ebolavirus from experimentally contaminated surfaces (plastic, metal or glass) at room temperature Footnote 61. In another study, Ebolavirus dried onto glass, polymeric silicone rubber, or painted aluminum alloy is able to survive in the dark for several hours under ambient conditions (between 20 and 250C and 30–40% relative humidity) (amount of virus reduced to 37% after 15.4 hours), but is less stable than some other viral hemorrhagic fevers (Lassa) Footnote 53. When dried in tissue culture media onto glass and stored at 4 °C, Zaire ebolavirus survived for over 50 days Footnote 61. This information is based on experimental findings only and not based on observations in nature. This information is intended to be used to support local risk assessments in a laboratory setting.

    A study on transmission of ebolavirus from fomites in an isolation ward concludes that the risk of transmission is low when recommended infection control guidelines for viral hemorrhagic fevers are followed Footnote 64. Infection control protocols included decontamination of floors with 0.5% bleach daily and decontamination of visibly contaminated surfaces with 0.05% bleach as necessary.

  • Israel Accused of Falsifying that Jews Built Egyptian Pyramids

    09/15/2014 11:45:55 PM PDT · 32 of 32
    Cvengr to Impala64ssa

    Cecil B DeMille will be outraged!

  • Report: Rice set to appeal NFL's indefinite suspension Monday

    09/15/2014 2:56:17 AM PDT · 63 of 73
    Cvengr to eyeamok

    At first I agreed with you, but then we have to recall, Defensive backs also know intuitively how to handle the arms and adversarial throws from an opponent without punching them out to avoid the penalty.

    More telling was the testimony of those responding to her condition, when Rice failed to remain with her, but immediately walked away, talking on his cell phone to others, saying he was going to get arrested that night.

    His conscience spoke volumes.

  • Bowe Bergdahl Controversy Overblown (Looks like he was promoted again)

    09/15/2014 2:49:45 AM PDT · 4 of 23
    Cvengr to 2ndDivisionVet
    From the story...

    Real life in not like G.I. Joe, where the good guys and the bad guys are easily discernible and sorted out for the sake of convenience.

    Tell it to James Foley...

  • Bowe Bergdahl Controversy Overblown (Looks like he was promoted again)

    09/15/2014 2:46:18 AM PDT · 3 of 23
    Cvengr to 2ndDivisionVet

    First hand reports of those working with the command indicate about 15 Army soldiers lost their lives in the process of searching for Bergdahl, following the policy of “Leave No Man Behind”.

    They would never had been placed in that risk had he not voluntarily left his post, as was directly reported by local indigent eyewitnesses.

    That is the source of extreme animosity by those in the unit and several tiers above it. Not only is it insulting for his criminal actions to go unanswered, but now the cowardly excuses attacking the innocent, obedient, and faithful who risked their own lives searching for Bergdahl.

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- 62 Kilometers above Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

    09/15/2014 2:27:45 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    Cvengr to zeestephen

    Not to mention the face of the guy looming out of shadows in the bottom left corner of the Big Picture,...the one they cropped out in the broadcast photo,...looks like the same face on the Martian surface. /CT <;^0

  • Lawmakers to HHS: Why Are Ebola Warnings Getting More Dire? (Dare we ask?)

    09/14/2014 1:37:49 AM PDT · 52 of 100
    Cvengr to webheart

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3191066/posts

    Even if it is hyped, any malady which kills 50% of the doctors treating it, in one country, would catch my attention.

    It’s incubation period without symptoms is 2-22 days.

    It’s very small (80nm x 970nm), and vary in length to 14,000nm. Those as small as 970 nm long are known to be infective.

  • 'He had his (...) hands in the air': New video of Michael Brown incident reveals witnesses' horror

    09/13/2014 3:22:28 AM PDT · 81 of 89
    Cvengr to greeneyes

    More than resisting arrest. In most states, a perp who assaults an officer, has now become a threat to public safety and MUST be pursued and taken into custody,...to protect the public.

    I suspect the officer didn’t have a choice to legitimately ignore Brown’s actions, nor could he allow Brown to walk away. Either Brown submitted to police authority and had to be taken into custody or physically halted from leaving the scene.

  • Lakeland Industries Announces Global Availability of Hazmat Suits for Ebola

    09/13/2014 2:54:48 AM PDT · 19 of 24
    Cvengr to TigerClaws

    Just running some numbers from the reports presented...

    Present infected numbers are about 5000. If medical staff need 2-4 changes of suits per 8hr shift, with 3-8hr shifts/day, they need 6-12 suits per staff worker per day or 180-360 / month.
    160,000 / 10 = 16,000 staff days or about 530 staff months available.

    The infected rate is doubling about once a week in newly infected areas and reduces to doubling about once per month after several months at 1000 or more infected. It takes about 2-22 days to incubate before tests show positive infection. So if you are suspect, you need to be quarantined and observed for about a month.

    Those in later stages may experience a Fight or Flight syndrome, which will require physical restraint to protect public safety. Imposing that restraint may shoot the caregiver to patient ratio to at least 5:1.

    One can argue 160,000 suits are only adequate to support 100 ebola victims per month.

    Additionally, glove removal may be the riskiest part of changing suits, sometimes requiring double gloving. I suspect staffs with limited resources will reuse the suits as feasible and double up on glove usage. It might also be the source for high infection rates amongst medical staff.

    Might sound like a lucrative business venture,....except those who are victims, tend to die, so the financial burden must be borne by those remaining alive.

  • Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson Indicted on Child Abuse Charge (switched his child)

    09/13/2014 2:18:42 AM PDT · 239 of 306
    Cvengr to 1010RD

    I see. Let’s just open up all the prisons and give the inmates warning tickets. Never need to use anything more than time outs. If the inmates continue to commit crime, it must be because they just don’t understand. /s

    Many instances of children misbehaving are simply out of rebellion to legitimate authority. When the authority manifests it is impotent, there is no enforcement of the law.

  • Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson Indicted on Child Abuse Charge (switched his child)

    09/12/2014 9:28:30 PM PDT · 164 of 306
    Cvengr to 1010RD

    Lots of parents who don’t love their children refuse to discipline them. Time outs don’t work, other than encouraging their misbehavior.

  • Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson Indicted on Child Abuse Charge (switched his child)

    09/12/2014 9:23:49 PM PDT · 159 of 306
    Cvengr to 1010RD

    For people who don’t love their children, your choice is their preferred option.

  • Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson Indicted on Child Abuse Charge (switched his child)

    09/12/2014 9:22:15 PM PDT · 158 of 306
    Cvengr to 1010RD

    When adults violate the law, they also are disciplined,... Generally much more irreparably than a simple spanking to change their volition.

  • Chicago hospital trains Navy doctors for battle

    09/12/2014 8:51:31 PM PDT · 10 of 24
    Cvengr to KitJ

    Well, ...they are both surrounded by Muslims......just sayin’..

  • Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson Indicted on Child Abuse Charge (switched his child)

    09/12/2014 8:40:20 PM PDT · 112 of 306
    Cvengr to Joe 6-pack

    Make that corporal punishment. (We’ll save the capital for later)

  • "ISIS is not Islamic..." A THOROUGH video debunking of the president's lies!

    09/12/2014 8:23:14 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    Cvengr to StevenCrowder

    So where are the spontaneous riots in the Middle East when something Islamic as spoken awry?

    Isn’t that why Benghazi erupted a couple of years ago?

    I guess the accusations of ISIS as not being Islamic isn’t going to really change their thinking, nor subsequent behavior,...is it?

    What kind of strategy is this?

  • Is anyone seeing aurora's.Got pictures?

    09/12/2014 8:20:05 PM PDT · 85 of 138
    Cvengr to fatima

    Folks in SoCA saw a bolide this morning (or a Vandenberg launch, don’t know which...)

  • Used Koran Salesman: "The Islamic State Is Not Islamic"

    09/12/2014 8:18:00 PM PDT · 14 of 25
    Cvengr to IChing

    I thought a used Koran was considered blasphemous in Islam.

  • Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson Indicted on Child Abuse Charge (switched his child)

    09/12/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT · 64 of 306
    Cvengr to 1010RD

    Not in the Age of Grace.

    From my experience, young ones from 2-5, generally will break their will at any form of capital punishment, no matter how lightly applied. It manifests how closely we desire to promote our freewill. When it is violated, that hurts more than the switch.

    Now some kids are more rebellious and strong willed than others. They might require the switch.

    Usually, mandating they go choose the switch, puts them in a dilemma. Choose one that is soft, and get it swung twice as hard. Choose one that is rigid, and suffer the strokes.
    The intent is to give Mom enough time to prepare for the administration of the Board of Education to the Seat of Justice, as much as it is for the young one to ponder their impending discipline.

    The root of the problem is a thinking issue. Just swatting them might help capture their attention, but the purpose of the punishment also serves to get the young one to reconsider and think about how to avoid the punishment in the future. It is a powerful incentive.

    The best defense for the father is to ask the young one if they would commit their vice again, after their punishment. If not, then it likely worked. If they do, then swat them again, with an extra stroke for not learning the first time.

  • ISIS can 'muster' between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters, CIA says

    09/12/2014 12:45:42 AM PDT · 9 of 12
    Cvengr to Usagi_yo

    I suspect most of them find themselves with drones to their left and Mohammed with a beheading scimitar to their right.

    Their devotion is probably heavily influenced by their impression of which one will remain closer to them.

    It’s good to remove ourselves from the area, so the bad guys expose themselves and begin to mass, presenting more viable targets. It’s bad to not have our boots on the ground, because their numbers will swell without our immediate lasting presence.

  • The Army made a surprise helicopter landing in Poland, hung out with villagers

    09/12/2014 12:36:20 AM PDT · 13 of 28
    Cvengr to traumer
    Local Polish Conspiracy Theorists approbation.

  • Army worried too many white men lead combat units, racial diversity lacking

    09/12/2014 12:27:49 AM PDT · 100 of 111
    Cvengr to centurion316

    Well stated.

  • Army worried too many white men lead combat units, racial diversity lacking

    09/11/2014 7:18:30 PM PDT · 47 of 111
    Cvengr to Travis McGee

    Unfortunately, they have been for the last 20 years.

    Artificially promoting all minorities over their peers.

    The more senior they become, the less satiated they are with hard work and any form of competition.

  • Solar Storm Warning: Sun Shoots X-Flare Outburst at Earth

    09/10/2014 10:39:41 PM PDT · 90 of 97
    Cvengr to Gadsden1st

    bttt

  • Bused Aliens Videoed, Interviewed, Lining-up at Social Security Office, Memphis TN

    09/10/2014 10:17:53 PM PDT · 49 of 67
    Cvengr to Whenifhow

    bttt

  • CA Judge May Have Created Huge Challenges For Contractors

    09/10/2014 7:06:52 PM PDT · 58 of 96
    Cvengr to representativerepublic

    2”x4” is the general description of the rough lumber, before milling. Typically milling removes about 3/8” on each dimension.

    It would be interesting to see if they are selling products that are labeled as 2” x 4” but actually were rough 1-3/4” x 3-1/2”, then milled down to say 1-3/8” x 3-1/8”. If so, then they should be charged for fraud re: weights and measures.

  • Presidential Address on Islamic State Threat (Live thread)

    09/10/2014 6:56:35 PM PDT · 446 of 607
    Cvengr to St_Thomas_Aquinas

    In the Obama world view, spontaneous riots erupted throughout Egypt and Benghazi on the Eve of 9-11 when a video spoke disparagingly of Islam.

    Just imagine the riotous spontaneity now about to happen, if they see any video of his declaration that ISIS is not Islamic.

    Is this a veiled appeal for impeachment? /s

  • Presidential Address on Islamic State Threat (Live thread)

    09/10/2014 6:34:52 PM PDT · 395 of 607
    Cvengr to Protect the Bill of Rights

    Those weren’t the mods, they were the meds. ;^)

  • Why Do People Believe in Ghosts?

    09/08/2014 8:36:18 PM PDT · 159 of 159
    Cvengr to GreyFriar

    The dark side is quite a bit more restrictive than presented. Known as the Torments, Tartarus, and the Abyss, and later the Lake of Fire, it really isn’t a domain one wishes to be that well informed about,...

  • Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin heads off to prison for corruption

    09/08/2014 10:23:10 AM PDT · 17 of 51
    Cvengr to jazusamo

    Of course, in DNC parlance, this means he’s been promoted.

  • Many in W. Africa thought to be immune to Ebola

    09/08/2014 6:58:17 AM PDT · 48 of 48
    Cvengr to BenLurkin

    Great, ...so the human race can only look forwards to a future similar to that foretold in the movie “IDIOCRACY”, where ‘Da MAN’ dies out, and the eubonics bred, Michael Browns of the world, remain alive.

  • Ebola vaccine developed in Canada may be 1st approved for use

    09/08/2014 6:16:28 AM PDT · 24 of 26
    Cvengr to exDemMom

    Thank you.

  • Why Do People Believe in Ghosts?

    09/07/2014 10:26:19 AM PDT · 142 of 159
    Cvengr to grania

    God made man with Body, soul, and spirit.

    Jesus Christ in His humanity, was perfect, the second ADAM, with a body, soul, and human spirit.

    The soul composition includes the mind, memory, self-consciousness, conscience, mentality, heart, thinking and volition. It is identified with the person. Jesus Christ was judged on the Cross (focus on His human soul, His Divinity wasn’t so judged).

    The thinking part of man is composed of 2 parts, the mind and the heart.

    Many Old Testament verses refer to the life being breathed into Adam, with no discernment between spirit and soul.

    New Testament passages such as 1stCor 2:14 speak of discerning between the ‘natural man’ and the “new man”, the born again believer.

    1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

    The new Christ nature of a born again man is synonymous with the human spirit.

    Heb 4:12
    (12) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    1Co 15:42-58
    (42) So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
    (43) It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
    (44) It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
    (45) And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
    (46) Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
    (47) The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
    (48) As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
    (49) And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
    (50) Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
    (51) Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
    (52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
    (53) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
    (54) So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
    (55) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
    (56) The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
    (57) But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    (58) Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

    In re: to Jesus Christ’s ascension. When He died on the Cross, He first was judged, then he suffered a spiritual death or separation from God the Father in His humanity. This is shown when He exclaimed, “Why have you forsaken me!”

    He still had a soul in his body; he still was perfect but became sin for us. He was judged for us and paid the penalty of sin.

    He then exclaimed, It is FINISHED (once and for all)! indicating all payment had been rendered to God propitiating His wrath, atoning for all sin, and He then gave up the ghost (human spirit) back to God the Father, from whom it had been created (human spirit). The human spirit went to heaven as it remained incorruptible. The soul descended to Hades, specially to Abraham’s Bosom, also known as “Paradise”, the dwelling place of Old Testament believers before the payment for sin had been made. His body went to the grave (in the tomb).

    Three days later, as prophesied, the spirit returned to the body, the soul ascended to the body on earth, and the body was raised immortal in the First Resurrection.

    He was witnessed for exactly 40 days in HIs resurrection body on earth, then ascended to the third heaven, seated at the right hand of the Father, and 10 days later began the Church Age.

    The human spirit identified with the ‘new man’ is a life created by God the Father and placed in us by God the Holy Spirit. It is incorruptible. This is not the same as our soul.

    In re: to ghosts, there may be other issues at hand. (To be continued).

  • Why Do People Believe in Ghosts?

    09/07/2014 4:00:36 AM PDT · 137 of 159
    Cvengr to discostu

    It’s much simpler than your explanation.

    God made man in Body, Soul, and Spirit. Each has a system of perception. The 5 bodily senses of touch, smell, hearing, sight, and taste are our bodily perceptions. The philosophical system using those perceptions is Empiricism.

    The philosophical system using the perceptions of the soul is Rationalism.

    Faith is the system of perception of the human spirit.

    Every human being has the first 2 systems of perception, but God originally created man with all three. In the Garden of Eden at the Fall and first sin, man was separated from God spiritually. He died spiritually. Every human being (except for Jesus Christ), was born dead in the spirit and lacking those perceptions of the human spirit.

    Just as our body can influence the soul, and the soul can influence the body, so too does the human spirit influence the soul, and the body, and visa versa.

    When we have faith in Christ and believe in Him, God regenerates our human spirit, which is where God the Holy Spirit, then indwells us. He performs His work in us through our human spirit, while we remain in fellowship with Him.

    Regarding the original topic of ‘ghosts’, they also are called ‘spirits’, though the two terms are not fully identifiable in their groups.

    The Son of God (the 2nd person of the Godhead in the Trinity) is identified as having created all things and persons which can be created. He has authority over all things. He is also one with God the Father.

    It is true, that whether it be a ghost or an angel, He has authority over that person. He has authority over bodies, souls, and spirits. Our faith is through Him first in all things, if we are walking in fellowship with Him. He will not allow us to endure any temptation too great than what we may resist.

    For unbelievers, ghosts and fallen angels/demons are not as benign. They might have the ability to actually possess one’s soul and indwell our bodies. This is the topic of demon possession.

    While rare, it does exist. More frequently experienced is demonic influence. We might have thoughts which didn’t originate with ourselves, which we occasionally perceive, giving evidence of this occurrence.

    Attempting to rationalize or empiricise spiritual phenomenon is foolishness, because it originates from a different domain. This doesn’t make it any less real.

    When people experience an encounter with a ghost, it ISN’T a normal encounter. Frequently it is characterized by the spiritual domain, because it IS spiritual. Those who are dead to the Spirit, will think it’s foolishness, because they lack the faculties to perceive spiritual things. They then will attempt to rationalize or empiricise the reports to fit their worldview.

    Those who are atheist, may tend to identify the reports as a form of approbation lust, such as your suggestion people want to be the center of attention.

    Many who report about ghosts are sharing their experience, because they realize their experience doesn’t fit into the norms of physical or soulish behavior. It does manifest facets unique from our physical and soulish experience. Until they have faith in God and His Providence, and mature as believers, they probably continue to have questions of that domain.

    Many of our dreams are influenced by spiritual phenomenon. Angels may test us in our development. They might use our memory to stage events to test our volition and our faith, or doctrine, how we respond to different situations.

    Many descriptions of ghosts identify a person, volition, and emotion, but rarely fellowship with God, unless identified with ‘Guardian Angels’. These are consistent with the spiritual domain.

    If one wants to study the spiritual domain, study the Word of God. He is veritable and with supreme authority, which is something not attributable to other spiritual influences. ...and there also exist deceiving spirits, so caution is exercised appropriately by remaining in fellowship with God through faith in Christ.

    We are to pray without ceasing, always walking with Him, and performing by His Plan. The Christian walk IS a spiritual walk. There is no better guide to understanding that domain than by His Word.

  • Why Do People Believe in Ghosts?

    09/07/2014 3:10:20 AM PDT · 136 of 159
    Cvengr to Vermont Lt

    Heaven is used in 3 meanings in Scripture. All are locative.
    1) Where the birds fly, as in our atmosphere.
    2) Where the stars, sun, and moon are located.
    3) Above the other 2 places which is the Holy Abode of God the Father and where Jesus Christ is now seated until His enemies are made a footstool before Him.

  • Why Do People Believe in Ghosts?

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    Cvengr to Durus

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  • Ebola vaccine developed in Canada may be 1st approved for use

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    Cvengr to null and void

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  • Millennial Series: Part 10: The Historical Context of Premillennialism

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    Cvengr to one Lord one faith one baptism

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