posted on Jul, 19 2015 @ 10:35 AM
In the region of the UK I live there has been a long held belief in pixies:
Before the mid-19th century, pixies and fairies were taken seriously in much of Cornwall and Devon. Books devoted to the homely beliefs of the
peasantry are filled with incidents of pixie manifestations. Some locales are named for the pixies associated with them. In Devon, near Challacombe, a
group of rocks are named for the pixies said to dwell there.
Indeed there are still annual festivals and rituals celebrating these mythical entities, and a decent trade in pixie trinkets and such like.
I know a couple of old folk who live in the moors and still believe they are real, although most rational folk doubt it these days.
The pixie folklore has been handed down through word of mouth for generations, but as far as evidence that is pretty much it.
Personally I don't believe in pixies because I have seen nothing in my life to draw me towards believing that they exist. I have an open mind though
so if I met one myself or there was convincing evidence to show they exist then I would happily change my opinion. That is a logical position to
So I ask, is my lack of belief in pixies a belief system in itself, as often claimed for those who lack any belief in gods, or just rational thinking
and an open mind looking at the evidence and finding nothing to draw one towards a belief?
And may I also ask what would be the label for one who does not believe in pixies, you know, like atheist for those who do not believe in gods?