Originally posted by knights5629
For me, I just like looking and thinking about different theories and ideas that may or may not be main stream. Some theories are ridiculus to me, yet others seem right on. I just enjoy reading and learning from so many different people.
Originally posted by Reverie
Because I had nothing better to do with my time
Originally posted by Simulacra
I do recall when I started to become interested. It actually stems from my father. He was my inspiration. First he began with his fascination with crystals. From then on it was using crystals as a power source. Then 'Free energy devices'. It then escalated to UFO's...eventually aliens. All this by the age of 8. . Probably explains why I'm so 'altered' now.
I started researching about political conspiracies about 7 years ago.
[edit on 12/2/2004 by Simulacra]
Originally posted by Serum39
This question is very important to me. I often wondered why we, people who post on this board and others like us became so interested in everything "conspiracy" related , why others simply "reject" us and our thinking.
What has occurred in our lives to place us on this path of "truth seeking". Why do we feel more "awake" then others and/or is that an arrogant position to place ourselves in. I want the psychology behind us all.
For me, there are quite a few reasons why I'm on this path of research for "the truth" or "a truth" (for that matter). Am I doing this simply because as a child my "belief" in a god was questioned?
I do remember a few specific things I will share. First and foremost, I never "bought into" the idea of religion (raised catholic). As a young child with a wild and creative imagination, I still couldn't find the religion I was taught "acceptable". I felt as if all religion did was "tell me the answers" and keep me from "asking questions". I felt "forced" into belief.
Another "event" was how I saw the structure of an atom vs.. our solar system. (4 grade science project) . I was so perplexed how different (in size) they were yet how SAME they were.
Again, back to religion. In 3rd grade the teacher lined us all up in a row and told the first person a secret. That person then had to pass that secret on to the next and so forth... well when the last person had to tell the secret out loud. It changed radically!!! There were only 20 or so kids!!! Imagine this concept applied to the passing on of religion from generation to generation. The stories told etc... It made me think, wait a minute, if this happened to 20 kids.... well then.... (you get the idea.)
Also, The first time I saw the Great pyramid of Giza in a book... I... I don't know how to explain... it just felt very "significant".
Anyhow, I want to know from you, the one reading this now, how have you gotten to this point. We are you on this same path.