11th December 2008

“The Supernatural is the natural not yet understood.”

Elbert Hubbard1857 – 1915

7 Responses to “11th December 2008”

  1. Antitheist Says:

    Webster is turning over in the grave!

    Supernatural means “beyond nature” or “unnatural” because there is no scientific proof or scientific explanation. This would include ghosts, goblins, ferries, Santa, Peter Pan, god, unicorns, The Beatles, miracles, angels… need I go on?

    Elbert did not have the right to change the definition of a word by simply throwing his poetic license at it. Nor shall I be obliged to agree with it.

    “That which we call a rose, by any other name…” Shakespeare

  2. Chris Says:

    I can’t take issue with this. In 1300, lightning would have been supernatural. In many places today people think HIV is caused by witches. Eclipses? Gravity? Drought? Floods? Leprosy? All thought at one time or another to be caused by gods or demons – supernatural forces.

  3. John Sutton Says:

    There are supernatural explanations for observed phenomenon for which this comment would apply. However, this is not true of those products of our imagination which are not part of real evidence. For instance, there will never be a “natural” explanation of the resurrection of Christ because it did not happen. It is simply a lie so no explanation is necessary.

  4. Tony Pro Says:

    Teach logical thinking and the supernatural will perish.

    I tell my children that there’s nothing wrong with having an imagination, it can be interesting, fascinating, downright amazing. I’m proud of the stories they come up with. I also show them the difference between fiction and nonfiction, or true stories and made-up stories. The supernatural is contained wholly within the fiction writings. Their can only be nonfiction/truth when their is evidence that something exists.

    If you ever feel the urge to sell your idea, take it to court and battle with facts, evidence, proof, and you will win. I’m beyond insult when the supernatural, dogma, lack of evidence, is used continually and advantageously to sell an idea. This disgusts me!

    Every time someone uses that crap you must as soon as possible stop them and inform them of the misuse of the facts. Show them all the wholes in their ideas, theories, and beliefs. I will ATTACK their lack of evidence, dogma, supernatural, and back them into a corner with their newfound realization that EVERYTHING they believe cannot be proved.

    I absolutely love it when I hear people say, “science is corrosive to religion”, because it is, and it will win. Proof is corrosive to fiction stories. Logic is corrosive to the supernatural.

  5. Chris Says:

    Heh! When it comes to religion, science is the universal solvent.

  6. Antitheist Says:


  7. Oxymoronic Christhinker Says:

    Some fictions are truer than sheer facts.