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Ghost-busters called to newly opened hospital

 
 
saab
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2009 12:34 pm
@Setanta,
I know Roman soldiers did not wear capes from head to foot
I know they did not wear black.
I know it is not a Roman soldier - it is the image of a artist who probably did the picture according to what people think they saw.
I know The Sun is a tabloid and know it is trash
I take this whole thing about the ghost as lighthearted fun and not as a serious study in Roman History
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2009 12:35 pm
@Setanta,
Yes. In canons.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2009 12:43 pm
@Setanta,
The Chaplaincy Team at Derby Hospitals NHS is ecumenical (Church of England, Roman Catholic and Free Church).
(The Anglicans have four full time chaplains.)
Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2009 12:47 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
That's the problem with ecumenicals.. very cliquey.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2009 03:40 pm
From the (Derbyshire) Evening Telegraph

Quote:
The hospital today confirmed casenote services manager Debbie Butler sent out an e-mail to staff saying she would be arranging for someone from “the cathedral” to exorcise the department.

But the hospital trust said that would not now be taking place, and that its own chaplain would be speaking to staff early next week reassure them.

An exorcism is the practice of evicting evil spirits from a person or place which they are believed to have possessed. The person performing the exorcism, known as an exorcist, is often a member of the clergy.

The hospital - which will officially be re-named the Derby Royal once it is fully open - said the manager had sent out the e-mail in an effort to reassure staff, but that an exorcist had not been called in.

It said it would be following its normal procedure when emotional and spiritual concerns were raised by staff or patients, which was to use its internal chaplain service.

A spokeswoman for the hospital said: “We will be talking to staff in the department to listen to their concerns. We respect our staff and always listen to their views to help put minds at ease.”

The Bishop of Derby’s advisor on the paranormal, Elaine Jones, said she had been in discussions with the hospital’s chaplains.

She said: “That would be normal procedure with anything regarding the paranormal whether that be a local priest or a hospital who called on me.”

She added that each case was different and she could not say how she would advise this one be dealt with until she knew more detail.

However she added her work was investigative and that she would say a prayer with the people affected but that was not an “exorcism”.

The hospital said the “black shadow” sighting was made by two members of staff.

But other press reports have claimed there have been dozens of sightings during recent weeks, worrying staff, especially in departments near the mortuary.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2009 03:41 pm
Well, when thay see him,
instead of bothering with an exorcist,
Y not just open a dialogue with him,
find out where he is going
( if he is moving ) and ascertain
what he WANTS ?

U don t have to be anti-ghost about it.
Viewed in the worst lite,
he is only trespassing.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2009 04:21 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
From Walter's Evening Telegraph link, I noticed that some of the readers of the Telegraph posted comments there. Apparently it is "un-British" to believe in ghosts but it is expected that Americans believe in ghosts:
Quote:
Please tell me it's a hoax.
They can't be serious, can they? Why are people who see 'ghosts' allowed to work in a medical facility and take care of sick people? In the States, yes. In England, no.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2009 04:33 pm
@wandeljw,
I was under the impression
that England has an old tradition of haunted castles and houses,
more so than America.
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2009 10:55 pm
Sorry - but priests are supposed to 'believe' in all sorts of nonsense. Angels, arch-Angels, the Holy Spirit, demons, witches, the spirits of the dead, the newly raised dead, pregnant virgins, burning bushes that speak, snakes that speak, an angel with four faces, cherubim, papal infallibility, people talking in tongues, the Shroud of Turin, snake-handlers, poison-drinkers, walking on water, ascending into thin air, never-ending loaves and fishes, wine that was formerly water, water that was former boulders, human longevity, massive flooding, the Angel of Death, and Creationism.



The ghost of a dead Roman can hardy hit the radar, can it?
NickFun
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2009 11:14 pm
@Mr Stillwater,
Hey man I saw some of that **** when I was on an acid trip in the 70's! But we did run out of loaves and fishes and had to stop at BK.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 31 Jan, 2009 10:51 am
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
jespah wrote:
David - Mo love, love, loves Ghostbusters.

I see a future career in the making.

I see.
Is that like racial harassment? `against ghosts ?


I don't think it's harassment to remove trespassers. Perhaps he could be a ghost persuader.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 11:29 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

OmSigDAVID wrote:
jespah wrote:
David - Mo love, love, loves Ghostbusters.

I see a future career in the making.

I see.
Is that like racial harassment? `against ghosts ?


I don't think it's harassment to remove trespassers.
Perhaps he could be a ghost persuader.

Yes; a negotiator or a diplomat.

Maybe thay were only visiting friends
or
thay were the departing souls
of patients unsuccessfully treated on the premises ?

He can ask them.
Conduct exit interviews.
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 12:10 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
These are good life skills.

What'd you do in your last job, Mo?
- I negotiated with ghosts and conducted afterlife exit interviews. Oh and I did light typing and filing.
Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 12:54 pm
@wandeljw,
wandeljw wrote:

.. I noticed that some of the readers of the Telegraph posted comments there. Apparently it is "un-British" to believe in ghosts but it is expected that Americans believe in ghosts
Americans do tend to believe in the supernatural. I saw a program the other night about evangelical churches and fringe christian groups messing around with snakes. COMPLETE NUTS.

Its not "un-British" to believe in ghosts, just STUPID.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 01:56 pm
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

These are good life skills.

What'd you do in your last job, Mo?
- I negotiated with ghosts and conducted afterlife exit interviews.
Oh and I did light typing and filing.

If he likes them enuf,
maybe thay can go into partnership.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 08:56 pm
@Steve 41oo,
Steve 41oo wrote:

wandeljw wrote:

.. I noticed that some of the readers of the Telegraph posted comments there. Apparently it is "un-British" to believe in ghosts but it is expected that Americans believe in ghosts
Americans do tend to believe in the supernatural. I saw a program the other night about evangelical churches and fringe christian groups messing around with snakes. COMPLETE NUTS.

Its not "un-British" to believe in ghosts, just STUPID.


My daughter Katrina was a production assistant on the American television series, "Supernatural". Is this show popular in England, also? I believe it also has been shown on British television.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3306/3245396045_d7c13551de.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 11:24 pm
@wandeljw,
'Supernational' is shown in Germany on a pay-tv channel [as well as (the older ones) on free tv].
Tonight on pay-tv:
Quote:
21:05 Uhr
Supernatural
Die glorreichen Sieben
Mystery-Serie, USA 2007


[Don't know when it is on free-tv]


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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Mon 2 Feb, 2009 02:43 am
@wandeljw,
wandeljw wrote:
My daughter Katrina was a production assistant on the American television series, "Supernatural". Is this show popular in England, also? I believe it also has been shown on British television.
I've not heard of it. No doubt you can find it if you're really interested. Is that your daughter? Good luck to her anyway. I've nothing against people making money by exploiting other people's naivety. My argument is with the saps who consume it and fill their heads with mush.
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 2 Feb, 2009 03:40 am
According to some poll in GB more people believe in ghosts than in God.
Don´t take this poll too serious - but it at least shows that people in GB like in many other countries do believe in ghosts.
It might be really stupid - until you meet one or think you met one.
Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Mon 2 Feb, 2009 08:31 am
@saab,
and therein lies the rub

there is a great deal of difference between meeting a ghost and thinking you met a ghost.

What you perceive is a small window on reality. Yet even that is distorted and coloured by the imagination.
 

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