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#1    markprice

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

Here it is: 95% of the entire human population knows that demons exist; science made public a frequency that could reliably detect demonic presence and sometimes even outline their forms. The question of their existence was answered to the satisfaction of all except for the five percent who insist the sun revolves around the earth.

The question becomes: how do we handle it? Do religions, mystery schools and science unite to protect the future or do they still insist on sects and mass murder; maybe oil companies decide to use demons to accurately locate oil and maybe some people want them as pets or whatever. Does everything continue on basically the same, or do people finally recognize the stark reality of evil, and its representatives, then decide to fight for the good of the future?

Can people even make a collective choice as if their lives depended on it?


That's a pretty open question that could use some insight from various perspectives (fiction or non-fiction).

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

Leave it to the Doomguy, http://doom.wikia.co...9;s_protagonist.


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:05 PM

I've never heard of this frequency you refer too. Never mind, I forgot this is a hypothetical.

Edited by Royal, 30 March 2013 - 04:08 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

View PostRoyal, on 30 March 2013 - 04:05 PM, said:

I've never heard of this frequency you refer too. Never mind, I forgot this is a hypothetical.

okay...

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

If humankind suddenly could detect demons, it stands to reason that demons existed before the detection methods. Therefore the world wouldn't change much other than people suddenly getting creeped out more frequently. Inventors will start coming up with anti-demon technology that will or will not work. You'll get the demon-detect phone app and the iDemon by apple. Goths will want their own demon pet. More on-the-fence religious people will tip over to the believing side.

I really don't think much would change in any drastic way.

People know there is evil in the world already, unless they're totally ignorant of genocides, wars, most history, murder, rape, etc. And most of them don't pay it any mind.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

Hypothetical my hinder. Everyone already knows that 95% of the population are demons.


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

Hypothetical or not, this wouldn't happen. Science would simply slap a mental illness name on it and be done with it.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

View PostThe Skater Boy, on 30 March 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

Hypothetical or not, this wouldn't happen. Science would simply slap a mental illness name on it and be done with it.

That already happens but it's industrial drugs taking over the "science".  Science discovering demons would reduce (drug) profits until the demon industry got up to speed.

Edited by markprice, 30 March 2013 - 07:50 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:10 PM

View PostPurplos, on 30 March 2013 - 06:51 PM, said:

If humankind suddenly could detect demons, it stands to reason that demons existed before the detection methods. Therefore the world wouldn't change much other than people suddenly getting creeped out more frequently. Inventors will start coming up with anti-demon technology that will or will not work. You'll get the demon-detect phone app and the iDemon by apple. Goths will want their own demon pet. More on-the-fence religious people will tip over to the believing side.

I really don't think much would change in any drastic way.

People know there is evil in the world already, unless they're totally ignorant of genocides, wars, most history, murder, rape, etc. And most of them don't pay it any mind.

You're probably right, and the Apple iDemon app sounds good. People don't tend to lean towards benevolence even after malevolence is exposed. Hitler is a good example: most people think he was evil but the Muslim Brotherhood fully supported him then sheltered surviving Nazis and they consider themselves to be benevolent...

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

Just like the hypothetical scenario that one day another animal species will develop the ability to talk.

Maybe it will be cats (ya, ya this is hypothetical, I know about voice boxes and stuff so save it) and they will tell us they can see demons (thus they will be our demon detection system) then the cats will tell us to leave them (the cats themselves) alone so they can just relax.


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

View Postmarkprice, on 30 March 2013 - 03:21 PM, said:

The question becomes: how do we handle it?

Actually, a question you may wish to ask prior to that is whether it needs to be handled or not.  The next question needs to be how do we go about gathering reliable information on the behaviour of these demons.

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Do religions, mystery schools and science unite to protect the future or do they still insist on sects and mass murder; maybe oil companies decide to use demons to accurately locate oil and maybe some people want them as pets or whatever.

Regardless of whether demons are proven to be real or not, no religion, mystery school, or faith-based supernatural organization has ever successfully contributed reliable and reproducible data towards the understanding of any phenomena.  Chances are pretty low they will suddenly increase in competence after this discovery.

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Does everything continue on basically the same, or do people finally recognize the stark reality of evil, and its representatives, then decide to fight for the good of the future?

Well...in order:

1)  Yes,
2)  They should have a long time ago,
3)  There are no representatives of evil; only practitioners of it,
4)  People have been doing that since forever.

However, the main priority would be determining the behaviour and intent of the demons.  Particularly regarding the assumptions of evil.  The Bible doesn't have the greatest track record of inerrancy, and even if it did, let's face it, it is only one side of the story, and the winner's side at that.


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:26 PM

Cat's can't see demons, cat's only can see ghosts.  Get caught up on your Diskworld.


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

I have to wonder about this idea that so much of the world thinks demons are real.  You ask about them in detail and you soon find out that what has been translated "demon" is in each culture a very different thing.


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:59 PM

Everyone in every second search to get something , live to move and have something and be something , but not loose and abandon what he had. No one live to see and feel demons. But if it happens don't worry , there are many ideal prophets to show you , how to handle this serpent. Don't afraid, it is very easy task.


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:53 PM

View Postaquatus1, on 31 March 2013 - 01:19 PM, said:

However, the main priority would be determining the behaviour and intent of the demons.  Particularly regarding the assumptions of evil.  The Bible doesn't have the greatest track record of inerrancy, and even if it did, let's face it, it is only one side of the story, and the winner's side at that.

The intent would be Harm. That's a given. The behavior would be very intricate and tricky so Universities of Demonic Inquiry would probably be established...Evil is the principal and energy on which the demonic exists. For example Good or Divine have specific energies anyone can feel if given the chance, and so Evil also can be felt as an actual energy then recognized that way--that's the whole frequency thing brought into hypothetical fiction. The wisdom schools have their own intricate methods so you could say this is already being dealt with ineffectively, in silence outside the realm of ignorant masses. I think that is why they fail us ( the bible is based on and written by them). I just don't trust them.

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