Originally posted by fastwalker23
On John Lear:
I read alot of past threads with John Lear and there were many that badgered the poor guy on just about every post he did.
[edit on 4-2-2008 by fastwalker23]
Agreed, and to an absolutely incredible degree, as if they were past-life enemies! I found John to be very thought-provoking, as well as entertaining.
When I noticed his CM folder empty yesterday, I knew something had changed.
DG mentioned that maybe his skin wasn't thick enough for this crowd, likely true to a degree, and consequently may have had a lot to do with his
exit. Yet, I wonder if even the Cloverfield monster's skin would have protected from some of the brutal and personal insults launched at JL and
others, others who seem to be here to present related material to the forum.
Perhaps JL should have remarked one final time that all his talk was opinion
and not fact (I can't count how many times I
read where he qualified his statements with that)
. . For me, everything he said after
that was just that: his opinion. It was then up to
me to accept or deny the message, but to attack (not question
, but attack
-- there is a difference) a human being for saying, "this is
what I believe" in an environment designed to promote the more rational of radical ideas, seems somehow uncivilized...somehow against
progressive intellect and common sense (common ?)
to which we so desperately cling, yet of which we seem so delicately unsure.
I will miss John's particular flavor of mind expansion. An idea is absurd to me when it simply has no rational support or foundation, not because
I've never heard of the thing before; this being true, I became and remained intrigued with JL's potential revelations. Had I gone to USATodayDotCom
and found him there
giving lectures, most certainly I would have demanded solid evidence, some cold hard facts. But here? Demanding cold hard
facts on a conspiracy site? . .
I think Springer summed it perfectly: ...if you disagree with the idea of supporting
highly-speculative ideas as a means to test the upper boundaries of our imagination, then quite frankly, ATS is not for you.
Good fortune in whatever direction life takes you, Mr. Lear, and when reflecting, remember friends before foes . .
[edit on 2/4/2008 by OptionToChoose]