I've done research and found out that there are mentions of ghosts in pretty much EVERY culture, dating back many centuries, I believe they are mentions of them even in the bible.
I find it interesting that even though God is not a belief in every culture, in the cultures that do, people get shunned if they don't believe in god. And even though ghosts are in every culture, people get ridiculed for believing in them.
I personally feel like there should be more reason to believe in ghosts than God, because...how can every culture be wrong? I've personally had a few experiences with the paranormal...what if, in ancient times, people experienced encounters with ghosts, thought it was a god-like entity?
Please no hate, this is just my views
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I'm an atheist and I struggle with this concept as well. Though after much watching, reading and thinking, I've come to the conclusion that "God" is not a physical entity. As humans, we've given a personified image to the life-force which is, in a sense, "god". I find the idea of an invisible man governing over us all laughable but not believing in him left ghosts in an ambiguous area of spirituality.
Now, I've come to the conclusion that there has to be a force driving life. After all, we're here and alive. For some reason, bacteria felt compelled to evolved and differentiate into self-aware individuals (The Anthropic Principle). Who knows what happens when we die? We could simply leave behind the physical 3-dimensional world and our consciousness could continue on into realms and dimensions unknown. If, for some reason, a non-physical person were able to affect this 3D reality, they would be considered a "ghost".
I don't think it's weird at all. You're free to believe whatever you want. Thanks for this interesting question.
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