watching many exorcist documentary makes one believe that there is some truth about good and evil. i don't believe people who witness paranormal activity would lie about their gruesome experience in anyway. it is not normal to make things up for other people amusement when it comes to religion. for instance, in south america i have seen voodoo, a type of religion that people perform. usually they do it behind close door but since my uncle knew the priest, they show me true evil.
I agree that most people wouldn't lie about perceived supernatural experiences. However, it is entirely natural for the human mind to create explanations for esoteric phenomena. It's human nature to want an explanation for everything. The unknown scares people. The idea of two opposing forces and the manifestation of such is appealing simply because it explains natural occurrences. This is, in my opinion, the origin of faith/belief in deities. Whether or not they actually exist, I cannot say.
i agree that people are scared of the unexplained. but than at the same time certain unnatural things like ghost and evil cannot be explained even by the most sound mind. therefore, people cannot explain what have occurred no matter how hard they try to come up with an explanation of what happen in their mind. once this occurs and there is no explanation for it, than evil must exist. explaining the unexplained has to be something unnatural unless if the mind is unsound like a mental illness.
If there are ghosts/spirits out there, who's to say they represent evil? On the flip side, who's to say they represent good? If people do have supernatural experiences that cannot be explained by science or logical reasoning, the explanation they do arrive at either propagates the force of "good" or the force of "evil", depending on whether the encounter was a positive or negative experience. Humans are furthering the construction of "good" and "evil", and are probably the origin of these ideas.
i agreed that human decides what spirit are good and which spirits are evil based on past experiences. although this may be true, one might wonder why is that? Why can't all spirit be good or evil? for this reason they must be an explanation for why people think this way. sure past experience that humans have may decide what they think is good and what is evil, yet why 99 percent of the population agrees on what is good and evil? that is because there is some truth in what evil and good really i
Ok, 99 percent of the population does NOT agree on what is good and what is evil, which is why there are so many different religions currently in practice. Whether or not there is a pure force of good or a pure force of evil out there, human interpretation of these things varies from person to person and between different religions. If there are deities who represent good and/or evil, one person's "evil" deity might be another person's "good" deity. It all depends on circumstance and experience.