***Watch the TV-series "A Haunting" on the Discovery Channel. Great show. My agnosticism was approaching atheism until I started watching that show...now I`m back to the..."there might be things we can`t see/know about"-state.***
You must be gullible in the extreme! It must be true, it was on TV. :-)
Lol, no, I don`t consider myself gullible. Have you watched the show? It`s reenactments of the experiences of people who have lived in houses that were haunted. I`m not stupid, I know that it can be other things, like mass hypnosis and things like that, but I don`t doubt that these people actually believe that the things happened to them. I saw some things too, when I was a kid, in one house we lived in, but that can of course be the imagination of a child, but: I don`t doubt for a second in what I saw. Whether it was just images in my mind, that seemed real, or whether these things were actually there, I don`t know. But I don`t doubt the experience.
Tetrapod: I have never seen anything like that either, as an adult, but I have a theory as to why (ok, I came up with this when I was in my late teens and on my way out, it`s very JW-influenced thinking, but anyway): If you want to be visited by demons, why should they? If they visited you, an atheist, then what would happen? Perhaps you would become religious again? Of course, if the demons showed themselves, then you would automaticall think "hm...ok, the bad-guys exist...then the good-guys have to be there too"...don`t you think? So, if demons exist, then surely wouldn`t want you to become a christian, would they? And the best way to keep you from that, would be to never let you see that they exist.
That is, if they exist. I have no clue, just rambling.