posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 05:44 AM
OK, I took the bait and signed up.
Having rejected organized religion and realized the dishonesty of politics and mass media I have been trying to sharpen my critical thinking skills
and to use them to peel away illogic and untruth.
I found ATS in my truth seeking adventure and thought at first it would be a gold mine of good information and help in understanding what's really
going on around me.
Mostly, though I have been disappointed. I thought I would find a lot of people also seeking truth as objectively as possible. What I've found is a
depressing number of kooks, loons and fanatics. Especially the religious fanatics. And most pointedly the "Christian" bible quoting end timers who
try to find a reference to every news event in the book of Revelation and who descend into hellfire and Armeggedon rants. It probably gets to me so
much because I'm a recovering patient of the same affliction.
New Age neo hippies , Unabomber wannabes, and John Birchers get in the way as well.
One has to wade through a lot of debris to find a clue to a germ of a valuable idea that might lead to better understanding and all this far out
fakery doesn't help. All ideas, all claims, need to be submitted to rational examination and fact checking to the extent possible.