Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 weeks ago

How come children often see ghosts?

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago
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    Children often have dreams, and those dreams are often the result of things they have seen on TV.

  • 1 week ago

    The belief that there is such a thing as a "ghost" is acquired by exposure to adults who have brainwashed them.  An element of the brainwashing is that there is a life after death.  Believing that, it is a small step to believe that you have seen a manifestation of that delusion.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    It is believed that children have no preconcieved ideas that block their awareness of the spirits. Therfore, they are more susceptible to keying into the spirit world. 

  • 2 weeks ago

    The Root Cause

    What is at the root of all these problems? How will they be eliminated? The Bible explains that the family unit is under attack by unseen wicked spirit creatures, Satan and his demons, who take pleasure in brutality, sexual exploitation, and perversion. (Genesis 6:1-6; Ephesians 6:12) When Jesus was on earth, children were attacked by these demons. One young boy suffered the torment of being thrown into convulsions and being thrown into a fire.—Mark 9:20-22.

    Even centuries before Jesus was on earth, demons reveled in the torture and the burning to death of young children offered to hideous pagan gods, such as Baal, Chemosh, and Molech. (1 Kings 11:7; 2 Kings 3:26, 27; Psalm 106:37, 38; Jeremiah 19:5; 32:35) Therefore, today, in this world that is becoming more and more depraved, it should not be surprising that demons target children for suffering at the hands of willing human agents who inflict humiliation, pain, and death upon youngsters. Perpetrators of such monstrous crimes often feed their minds on pornography, which fuels their perversions.

    The pressure that the demons exert upon the human race has increased in our time, for the Bible calls this period of history “the last days” of the present wicked system of things. It foretold that these would be “critical times hard to deal with.” Now more than ever, the influence of the demons results in humans reflecting the depravity of these wicked spirit creatures. The Bible foretold that people in our day would be fierce, without self-control, having no natural affection, without love of goodness.—2 Timothy 3:1-5, 13.

    That well describes greedy people who produce films, records, magazines, and books that glorify adultery, drugs, suicide, murder, rape, incest, bondage, and torture. Through these and other means, the demons have promoted a culture that, like vile air, has polluted the minds and hearts of young and old alike, eroding family values and godly morality.

    The increase of child abduction, molestation, and killing is part of the sign of the last days. In addition, the Bible said that ‘men would be lovers of themselves, not open to any agreement, disloyal, betrayers.’ Hence nowadays the bonds of marriage are often broken soon after they are made. As divorces increase, so do parental kidnappings. And the battering and killing of present or former mates escalates, the vast majority of victims being women. Thus, we see a generation of children whose parents encourage them to run by neglecting and abusing them. Further, our time is marked by children who are “disobedient to parents,” who are “headstrong,” and who prefer to run with their peers rather than respect godly values.—2 Timothy 3:2-4.

    The Tragedy Soon to End

    However, the influence of Satan and his demons is soon to end. (Revelation 12:12) The prophecy of Revelation 20:1-3 states that God will have Satan and his demons put out of the way. After that, God’s heavenly Kingdom, in the hands of Jesus Christ, will rule this earth in righteousness, administering justice and guaranteeing security for all. (Psalm 72:7, 8; Daniel 2:44; Matthew 6:9, 10) Gone will be the greedy commercial systems that oppress the poor and exploit human weakness for a profit, for “the world is passing away and so is its desire.” (1 John 2:17) All those who practice wickedness will be eliminated, as Proverbs 2:22 foretells: “The wicked . . . will be cut off from the very earth.”

    Micah 4:4 explains that in God’s new world there will be security and peace for all: “There will be no one making them tremble.” How is that possible? Through the kingly law of love. That supreme law will govern all thoughts and actions. Those living at that time will have learned to reflect the personality of Jesus and his Father, Jehovah God, since if they do not, they will not be allowed to continue living. By their clothing themselves with the ‘tender affections of compassion, kindness, lowliness of mind, and mildness,’ selfishness will be rooted out of the human makeup. (Colossians 3:12) Life will be radiant with happiness; homes glowing with warmth and affection will be the norm earth wide.

    Isaiah 65:21-23 promises abundant food and good homes for everyone: “They will certainly build houses and have occupancy; and they will certainly plant vineyards and eat their fruitage. . . . They will not toil for nothing, nor will they bring to birth for disturbance.” No more abuse. No more suffering for children or for parents.

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  • 2 weeks ago

    I don't recall seeing any ghosts when I was a kid. I did believe in them, though, and believed that ghosts would only show themselves when there was a right time to do it.

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Sounds like you have been watching some scary movies and please talk to your parents. 

  • 2 weeks ago

    I don't remember seeing any ghost as a child, but I do remember waking up in the middle of the night knowing that Big Foot was standing over my bed and I also remember walking through the Olympic Rainforest and realistically imagining fairies and other magical creatures.

    Basically most children have very little knowledge to help them determine what is real and what is not and then most grow up to use what little knowledge they've gained to show what they want to be true is.

  • 2 weeks ago

    They also think monsters live under the bed and that they will die in the night without a nightlight.  It is because they have underdeveloped brains and confuse imagination with reality.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Do they?

    Is that Like their Imaginary friends that they grow out of

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    King-size imaginations. I thought I saw a few when I was a child. As an adult, I now know better. 

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