posted on May, 3 2009 @ 05:42 PM
Originally posted by jkrog08
You say people create fiction to entertain themselves,what do you do?You don't even listen to any evidence or accounts put forth by people
researching the topic(me,and others on this sight) or the kind and generous members that are willing to share their extraordinary experiences.
Is every abduction or UFO account true?Absolutely not,but because that fact should we discredit every account we read,hear,or see?Absolutely
The point is not to believe blindly,but keep an open mind and take everything with a 'grain of salt'.The human mind is pretty good at searching out
bs from truth.Just go with it and stop refusing to be open minded,even when you claim you are.
I feel some members are on this site just to argue their belief that aliens/UFOs don't exist,that's called pseudoskepticism.
Thanks for the thoughts. If it means anything, I was reading and doing in situ research on UFOs before you were born.
A few decades of seeing so much deception and self-deception has brought me to my present position.
Skeptics are people who want to know the real truth as much or more than most others. They just get tired of seeing the same old misinformation and
lunatic fringe thinking over and over.
Unlike in real life, history, science - in conspiracyland nothing ever gets disproven. I'm still reading arguments about Billy Meier, a guy who
takes pictures of suspended toys and claims they are UFOs. I'm still reading long diatribes on the No Plane Theory despite a million photos, videos,
witnesses, forensic evidence proving otherwise.
The open mind that is really needed is for those who read or watch videos on a chosen subject and accept it without questioning - to realize just
because it appeals to their sense of wonder, or distrust of government, whatever - it doesn't make it automatically true.
Yes, people do delude themselves. More than a few around here. Pointing that out and explaining how they have gone wrong is not a crime.
We're here to learn. We're also here to unlearn.
[edit on 3-5-2009 by mmiichael]