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Originally posted by Spreadthetruth
Sorry, I just think being an atheist is just as closed minded as dissmissing all UFOs.
Originally posted by T_Jesus
I'm a non believer - why? If there is one thing our government is horrible at, it's keeping a secret. What is the one thing the media loves to do? Blow things like secrets up to mammoth proportions. You all watch the news, you should know this.
Originally posted by AlexofSkye
I'm a believer, but here's my problem. I have been reading about UFOs since I was a teenager - in the 1960's. Since then, there have been lots more sightings and "incidents" of various kinds, but absolutely nothing constituting hard evidence.
So, I am essentially ignoring it all until I see an alien representative being interviewed by Larry King, or something else as concrete.
Those of you who so ernestly believe need to understand that the burden of proof is on the believer to provide something better than the year-in, year-out series of sightings. Don't forget, too, that there has been a good deal of outright fakery that we need to get past.
Just because someone is a "non-believer" doesn't mean they are not open-minded - they are just expressing a healthy skepticism, and want real evidence. If you insist that people MUST believe without something more solid - perhaps you are the close-minded ones.
Originally posted by Netchicken
Its one thing to have an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.
There are many holes in the "aliens exist here on earth" theories. You can't just point to UFO's and immedialty assume they come from other planets.
personally I have my doubts about it, however I do achknowledge that there is "something" happening that we can't explain. UFO's / aliens to me are just the cultural myths and monsters of our age. Is it a suprise that they resemble us so much? The emphasis on technology, on "sightings" on resemblence to humans etc, they are reflections of our cultural obsessions.