posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 01:30 AM
warthog911, I would hope that you know me to be a reasoned individual. I go to great lengths to at least try to see a balanced point of view in every
thread. However, I am compelled to tell you that, having just examined the websites you have offered in defence of your theories, I find them to be
entirely devoid of anything resembling tangible proof. Indeed, they seem to me to be little more than marketing sites designed to separate people from
Unlike many of my American cousins, I am still suffering under the weight of dial-up internet. So it is entirely possible that, after I loaded the
‘Planetary Activation Organisation’ website, I was immediately biased in that the first thing which appeared on my screen were not documents or
testimonials or any form of tangible, refutable evidence, but rather ‘Click Here To Order’ links. Perhaps the fact that the home page is littered
with ‘PAO Products’ and advice on who to make ‘contributions’ payable to skewed my perspective on this matter. It is possible. But highly
Similarly, the ‘Real Matrix’ site demonstrated no proof of any of its claims, but rather relied on erroneous assumptions and a misunderstanding of
human mythology and symbolism. It is extremely easy to take simply make some random statement and claim it to be fact. It makes it even more appealing
if you add in some history which you have skewed to suit your purpose. However, the kicker is this: you never have to prove these claims. Never.
Because, no matter what you state, people will believe you, especially if you garner a wide enough audience.
My friend, I can see that you truly wish to believe these claims and I understand the appeal in that. Movements such as these touch at our deepest
hopes and fears. They use terms such as ‘Light’ and ‘Darkness’ to play upon our instinctual fears. They inform us that traditional religious
beliefs are erroneous. This can be a powerful draw for those adherents of traditional religions who have lost faith or who are seeking alternative
understandings. For this reason, these movements often lack the specifics of established religions. There is no specific deity the same way there is
in Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and many other belief systems. There are simply loosely defined ‘higher beings’, ‘spiritual guides’ or
benevolent ‘space brothers’. They lack specifics so as to appeal to the widest possible audience.
Because these can indeed be trying times for many. Times are tough all around. It can be easy to want not only a higher purpose, but also the
possibility of release from the mundane challenges of everyday existence. Suddenly you’re not Joe Everyman, stuck in a boring life. No, you’re
keyed in to higher truths. You matter. You have wisdom few others do. You have something to guide your life by, the promise that something greater
lies just around the corner. Not only do you have newfound purpose, but release is on its way. Because any year now the aliens are coming to save us
all. Now we don’t have to find complicated, tedious and painful solutions to our own problems. Now we don’t have to worry about a long-term
future. Soon everything will be better. Having accepted the tenants of these movements, people now find themselves not only with purpose and hope, but
a sense of elitism which plays on our need to feel important, chosen. Look at the other sheep. They don’t possess the Earth-shattering (yet wholly
intangible) facts you do. Doomed to mundanity, they scurry about their little lives, oblivious to the real knowledge which could set them free.
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warthog911, I have no desire to challenge your beliefs, nor indeed the beliefs of any. If you wish to believe the information afforded on these
websites, then by all means go right ahead. That is your unassailable right. But I would hate to see you get hurt for want of purpose. I am confident
that this post will trigger subsequent “But then how do you explain the undeniable, cold-forged, insurmountable truth of XYZ?” So be it. But my
question to you, warthog911, and I hope you treat it with the same respect I treated an analysis of the websites you offered, is this: What will you
do when the year 2013 comes around and nothing happens? 2014? 2015? How long will it take before somebody stands to one side of these ‘spiritual
alien’ movements and says “Prove it”?