posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 10:56 AM
What do you mean by "believe?"
In my mind to "believe," is to accept a story, usual vocal. Other points in a story are photographs, movies, video tape and other recordings. Almost
everything is beliefs, even what we consider science, since its historical paradigms depend upon frameworks and consent to those frameworks. Only
mathematics and what we are counting is the most solid proof, something that does not require belief, as facts.
Much of our reality is consensual since we may discover it is far larger than what our folkways, our culture continues within blinders. Our culture in
short is a safety mechanism, consenting to a more narrow vision to avoid what is really an overwhelming existence.
So when you say you "believe," in UFOs, space aliens, and so forth, usually you rely upon more than someone telling you a tall tale. What transcends
that is actually being some 60 feet or so from a fantastic machine, one that you have never before become informed. That is my experience, so I do not
have to rely upon others, I do not have to "believe," because I am a witness. Whether you believe me is another story, but it is such as anything
We have "faith based," court cases that execute people, and if your criteria is that way of thought, then your threshold is far less than the
demanding "extraordinary proof," that a Carl Sagan wants. Exactly when will you finally pull the switch on the debunkers? Do you have to go onboard,
see one on the White House lawn? Even the latter could be taken as a hoax, and people at this point would have ample reasons for skepticism upon our
now amply debased conventional channels.
For me, I do not need to believe, I already know "these things are really real." I am comfortable with myself, and most people I have told have
already stated that yes we too know these things are real. Who you will not find agreement are paid government perps and shills, usually people with a
low IQ or with a self imposed cultural illiteracy, who enforce their limited reality on others.
[edit on 21-12-2004 by SkipShipman]