posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 04:47 PM
While outlandish stories and theories abound on ATS, there are some very valid and convincing arguments.
I myself have posted a few wild theories.
The notions are very real to me, but perhaps not to others.
I have at times battled over some minuscule detail, only to be berated, upon giving an answer.
Now I will go out on a limb here and state, for the record:
I believe in aliens, and that they have visited Earth, and either have influenced us, or are still doing so.
I also believe in accelerated human potential, and that we as a species ore on a precipice, either of destruction or enlightenment.
If "you" believe what I have stated, it is actually immaterial to me.
I believe it.
That is what matters.
That being said, there must be some basis for why I believe what I do.
Either I can prove it or I can't.
I have all the proof I need to believe in something.
Again, your opinion on whether you believe me or not is immaterial.
On the same token, I cannot expect anyone to believe me without proof, or would I try to make anyone believe.
I can only ask questions on the assumption that what I am asking or stating is correct in the eyes of those I ask.
So in that respect, there are a lot of stories on ATS, and it makes for interesting reading.
Perception is 9/10ths of reality.
You must fel the other 10th.
[edit on 9/6/2009 by reticledc]