Saturday, June 11, 2016
This kind of garbage makes my head throb.
However I enjoy them in the same way that I enjoy super hero movies, or sword and sorcery movies, or films about alien invasions.
I don't actually expect to see Superman flying above me, a dragon snatching up stray dogs in the neighborhood, or aliens blowing up the White House.
And I also do not expect to see ghosts, goblins, or werewolves.
To be clear there is no such thing as the paranormal, the supernatural, or miracles.
Each of these labels are used to explain phenomena which have fact based explanations, but which some are too ignorant or superstitious to accept.
Take the word "supernatural" for instance.
In ancient times when people believed that the sky above them was an ocean, mental illness was the result of demonic possession, and sickness could be cured with incantations and charms, the idea of the supernatural was somewhat understandable.
After all everything about the world around these people seemed filled with terror and unseen danger.
But the word "supernatural" has no real meaning, because nothing that can be seen, heard, felt, or tasted can actually be categorized as supernatural once it has been perceived by our natural senses.
In other words the only things which can remain in the realm of the supernatural are those things which we only imagine, and which have no substance in reality.
And yes that line of reasoning does take us in a very obvious direction.
But I will leave you to explore that on your own.
As for myself I will continue enjoying these movies confident in the knowledge that I need no sorceress, shaman, or priest to protect me from their influence. And neither do you.