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Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 21:36:24

Hi,what would a spiritualist belive in?i suppose they think the dead can contact us? would they belive in the bible? Celebrate Easter and Christmas? Belive in god? Is it a religion as such...anything like Catholics?thankyou ,sorry to ask.

Caulk Sat 28-Oct-17 21:41:10

I was brought up in a spiritualist church. It was more like a cult than a church and definitely wasn’t Christian. I don’t remember anything about Easter or Christmas but there might have been.

Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 21:42:13

Oh ,what sort of things did you do during service

Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 21:42:45

I'm guessing no communion

Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 21:43:17

Any confession?

Caulk Sat 28-Oct-17 21:46:06

Sing some songs and then the medium would get messages from dead people. Then sing some more songs.

Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 21:47:57

So what do they belive in please

Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 21:48:44

Did you feel scared

Caulk Sat 28-Oct-17 21:51:49

That might help. I didn’t feel scared.

Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 21:54:24

Thankyou....I'm thinking of going tomorrow

Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 21:58:45

Hi,are you still there,I noticed you said definitely wasn't Christian,in what way?

Caulk Sat 28-Oct-17 22:04:16

They consider themselves a separate religion and therefore not Christian.

Caulk Sat 28-Oct-17 22:04:57

Plus I don’t think you will have any Christians who don’t believe in the bible or God, and want to commune with the dead...

Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 22:16:39

So it's not seen as messages from angels

ZippyCameBack Sat 28-Oct-17 22:18:37

I've asked a few Spiritualists what they believe in and never got a clear answer apart from "we contact the dead" or words to that effect. It could be that I've only met the dodgy ones, but the leaders (not sure if that's the correct word) all seemed to get quite a lot of work from the meetings- they didn't charge at the time, but would get people to contact them to arrange to "find out more" at a later date.

Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 22:19:16

Looking a bit up ,and having read that BBC thing you posted me,I'm not sure it should actually be called a religion

Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 22:20:55

So I suppose ,good people die,and bad people either could send a message.

Caulk Sat 28-Oct-17 22:27:39

There’s a lot of other stuff you can read about it, I just chose that as it gave facts rather than opinion

Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 22:29:18

Sorry if I've asked to many questions,and I've made you feel uncomfortable

Laceup Sat 28-Oct-17 22:31:36

I think I will probably scare myself silly if I go....I'd love the thought of my nan sending me a message,but I freak at the thought of a murder or really bad person getting in touch....

thegreenheartofmanyroundabouts Sun 29-Oct-17 07:51:17

Spiritualist churches are all about demonstrating that the dead can be contacted. They sing a few songs and then there is the main event which is a medium making contact with the spirit world. As the organisation is focused on proving that mediumship is possible, it is not involved generally with charitable work as the major religions are. It becomes quite inward looking.

At one level it is harmless and people will get comfort from it. At another it is profoundly damaging as it can keep people locked into grief for years and years. It can make it much harder to process a death of a loved one if the potential to speak to them every second Tuesday of the month is offered.

ZippyCameBack Sun 29-Oct-17 15:50:21

OP, if you do go, be aware that the internet and mobile technology has made cold reading much easier. Within a couple of minutes of hearing your name someone can know an awful lot about you. It's then easy to use that to manipulate you, or to convince you that they know far more than they really do.

Laceup Mon 30-Oct-17 19:32:22

Cheers zippy.i hadn't thought of that

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