posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 02:52 PM
When it comes to conspiracies, the paranormal and other topics discussed on this website it seems that there are two schools of thought: Remain
skeptical and question everything, believing nothing without proof and; Being open to all possibilities until disproven. Despite the strong polarity
of these two schools of thought, I somehow seem to be enrolled in both. How can that be?
Science seems to be a classic example of the consequences of closed-mindedness. Its seems that with every discovery, rather than gaining more
knowledge, scientist realise they know less and less. I have always had the gift/curse of bing easily convinced of almost anything with little or no
proof. I believe that you can gain much more knowledge and wisdom by remaining open to all possibilities. However some might also say that makes me
gullable and perhaps they're right. Oddly enough, I also concur to the notion that you should question everything and accept nothing on face value.
Does this mean I'm actually closed-minded? What if being open-minded also means that I am open to the possibility that any information I come across
may also be a fabrication, hoax or cover-up?
Are there degrees to how open-minded you can be, and if so is there an ideal level to reside at to ensure maximum spiritual growth?