What is the Atheist take/position on the Spirit World?

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What is the Atheist take/position on the Spirit World?

I just wish to know how atheists think of the spirit world.  Do you believe in it and not in God?  Or do you not believe in it?  If you don't believe in it, then may i know the explanation for the phenomenon of Ouija or Weejie Boards?

(Though i strongly advise anyone not to try or even experiment on the Ouija Board!)


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Those boards are child's

Those boards are child's toys.


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Ideomotor effect; if you

Ideomotor effect; if you blindfold people and swap the board, you get gibberish. Pendulum divination does this too, same idea.

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curiousjorge050476

curiousjorge050476 wrote:

I just wish to know how atheists think of the spirit world. Do you believe in it and not in God? Or do you not believe in it? If you don't believe in it, then may i know the explanation for the phenomenon of Ouija or Weejie Boards?

(Though i strongly advise anyone not to try or even experiment on the Ouija Board!)

I know it isn't defined as including "superstition" but if "atheist" is the lack of belief in god(s) and people rightly reject those claims of the super natural, why would believing that a ouiji board actually worked be outside "super natural" or "superstition".

It doesnt suprise me that people buy fiction in mythology as fact and I see superstition as no different.

"spirits" are the same as Loc Ness are the same as vampires are the same as ouiji boards. Superstitious garbage is what it is. And just as hocus pocus as claiming that dead flesh survives rigor mortis or a woman being ripped from the rib of a man.

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Atheists tend to be rational

Atheists tend to be rational people. As rational people, they generally don't believe in anything supernatural, such as spirits or spirit dimensions. There are atheists who do, though. It just depends on the person, since we're all individuals with nothing in common, as atheists, except not having a belief in any gods.


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I don't really think there

I don't really think there is a spirit world.  I don't think we have souls so there would be need for such a dimension. 

The Ouija board is just an old parlor game.  We used to play with one as kids and try to scare each other with it.  But there's nothing behind it.  Perfectly harmless, silly game.

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Thank you for your posts

Thank you for your posts guys and gals.  Its been very informative on my part and i appreciate your participation!


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Nope, no belief in the

Nope, no belief in the spirit world.


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I regard the whole

I regard the whole Supernatural realm a misonception - simply a label for anything that the person using the term seriously applies to ideas that don't fit into currently testable, verifiable knowledge, or phenomena that they don't understand that happen to make them think of stuff from ghost stories and similar narratives.

 Virtually every time some serious investigator has been able to adequately follow up and study paranormal reports of any kind, pretty mundane explanations have been found. See the work of James Randi and Joe Nickell.

 

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I'm a metaphysical

I'm a metaphysical naturalist, and my atheism simply follows from naturalism. As a naturalist, I by definition don't believe in spirits.