posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 02:55 AM
I am all for intelligent discussion, and I will be the first to say there are things beyond human comprehension that we can never quite put a finger
on no matter how much discussion, but I ALSO believe there is a line somewhere in there where you step into blasphemous territory.
A lot of ATSers have taken a stance of "meh, I don't know, if it happens it happens and it would be really awesome to be a part of that, but I just
don't know, we'll see" which I think is the appropriate stance and it's the one I've taken. On the other hand, there are those who are saying
"Well, because I lost cell phone service today, it must be factual." That line isn't an exact quote, but you get the idea. Some people are
blindly accepting this as fact and perpetuating, much like our government does, the idea that this is true without leaving it open to discussion as
what could be the indicators it is false. This has caused name calling, bickering, arguing, etc etc. If this does indeed turn out to be false and no
2000 mile long spacecraft appears in our atmosphere for 3 days, then those would be guilty of spreading disinformation because they followed blindly
without really looking at the reasons it is most likely false (ie, Blossom's history, ie Blossom trying to make money of this, etc etc). Those
unquestioning attitudes are part of the reason government has turned the table on its own people, the current financial crisis, the harm religion can
cause, etc etc. Do you see my point? It's not healthy from an intellectual or societal stand point to accept something from someone else's mouth
as fact without at least verifying it for yourself. And for a website seeking truth, I don't see how those attitudes could be a contribution in the
Now that being said, if I wake up, look out the window and see the sun being blotted out by a ginormous spaceship, Nanooo Nanooo blurting out the
loudspeakers and all, I'll jump for joy and do a happy dance to boot.
It's not just difference in opinion or beliefs, it's how people are approaching it. In a scenario like this one, should it come to pass as a joke,
all those who blindly followed will have exposed their true process of thought...
Using the term "belief" to spread disinformation should not be acceptable as a scapegoat.
Now, if it turns out that it does take place, it won't matter much at all because hopefully the enlightenment it brings destroys all need for a place
like ATS (as much as a shame that would be, seriously).
Enough rambling. The point is this: blindly following is bad.