What is the difference between supernatural and paranormal?

Who doesn't have a thrill after watching some horror movie? Who doesn't want to know the answers to all the natural happenings in Paranormal Activity? Who doesn't want to get an answer for all the Supernatural mishaps that happen around the world? What is the difference between supernatural and paranormal?

We often associate paranormal and supernatural to be the same

That’s a major question we often ask and after a while or so neglect to answer simply because it is beyond our limits to thinking about. We often Associate Paranormal and supernatural to be the same thing though there is a vast difference in both these terms.

Today's read is specially written to address all those who want to know the difference between the supernatural and paranormal. To start with, I'll begin with giving you the definitions for both paranormal and supernatural.

What is a Paranormal activity?

Paranormal is a phenomenon that hasn't been discovered yet, scientifically. This means that in a few years from now we may possibly get the answers for all that we title Paranormal, in a few years from now we'll be able to give logic and sense to some phenomena’s.

To better explain paranormal, I have much of examples such as Big Foot mainly. We all know that is a mythical creature. But it is something we don't fully believe in. We, however, are divided into two groups, one who believes in Big Foot and the other who doesn't.

Paranormal means that one day we might find the actual story behind Big Foot, was he some creature that was experimented on in some lab? Probably some years from now we'll have a proper answer to it and either group will outshine the rest.

What is a Supernatural activity?

Supernatural however is a more complicated term used for all those phenomena’s that cannot be discovered ever. These phenomena’s usually go hand in hand with religion and things like the virgin birth, resurrection, phenomena’s that have appeared in Christianity, the existence of ghosts, doing magic, able to see some non-physical creatures in your house, etc.

Like I said earlier, supernatural and religion go hand in hand with one another. Many people who believe in religion automatically believe in phenomena’s that are supernatural. It becomes difficult for me to portray my view over this because there are infinite things that have occurred in the past.

Mainly phenomena’s that are given by the Holy Books of Islam of how a staff turned into a serpent, or how a virgin gave birth to a child or how that very child spoke to people as an infant.

Supernatural creatures in Quran

Quran talks about the existence of Jinns and 1.5 billion living on the globe believe in it. Many claims that they have felt something with them which they cannot see. If you talk about Saudi Arabia, we have published several articles which you can find at the end of the link where public claims about Haunted houses.

These are things that I perfectly believe in, however many may not. I might bring Supernatural, religion, and faith together. All three of these things may cause us to believe in the term ‘supernatural’. Answers to these Phenomena we may never be able to answer. 

Supernatural basically can never be replicated or made in a laboratory; it is something that can never be understood by the human mind. You can't make a miracle in a science lab, no one can.

Similarly, one can never observe a god, an angel or a spirit. These are all that we must believe in. Similarly, as we wonder who created the planets, the stars, the sun, us humans and all that is nature?

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.