Re: Supernatural

Mon, 13 Nov 1995 15:11:29 -0500

divinity or divinities? If a supernatural belief believes in some sort of
intangible supernatural quality to inanimate and/or animate objects, a
connectivity without necessarily an ordering intelligence or
intelligences-would those supernatural beliefs be considered theistic? Does
a belief in ghosts, bigfoot, immortal elvises, werewolves, vampires, aliens
abducting and people, lucky numbers,etc. not represent supernatural beliefs
that may or may not be connected with belief in a god or gods? What about
karma? While I believe supernatural beliefs in themselves do not
constitute a religion, what happens when they form part of a larger
cosmological system, one with associated clergy, rituals and texts-would this
represent a religion? If not-then what classification term would you assign
such a system?