posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 08:03 PM
While it's not a conspiracy-related event or anything like that, I have to say the first time I had my world completely changed was when I learned
about Antarctica. I was five, and completely flabbergasted. I had no idea there was a country/land mass "down there."
For me it is still happening all the time. I really don't think I will ever have a grasp of how deep everything goes. Maybe that's a good thing
though, for it would probably drive me truly insane to know everything.
The earliest that I can remember fully questioning something was when I was a young child in Sunday School. I remember sitting in class thinking after
that day's lesson, and not having understood what in the world I was told. None of it made any sense to me whatsoever and all seemed comical. I also
remember seeing my family completely abused and taken advantage of by people who were supposed to be "of the Lord" and "God's servants." My
family gave everything they had to only be stabbed in the back by the very people who where supposed to represent Love and Compassion. Plus seeing
what Religion of ANY kind does to people, it made me sick to my stomach (and still does to this day). It all about made me an Atheist, because I
thought that if I didn't believe in "their God" then I must not believe in a God/Supreme Being at all. I've now learned that that's not true, and
that just about everything I was taught was full of lies and hatred. I really don't think that anyone involved, especially my parents, meant to do me
harm or to cause me pain, I think that it was just a part of everything involved with the two churches that we went to.
The next thing after that would probably have to be 9/11. I was in 6th grade at the time, and I remember walking into third period and my science
teacher telling us that we where going to go to one of the other, much larger, science rooms, and watch that TV because something had happened.
Ironically, I had just got glasses for the first time the day before (I guess it fits perfectly with this thread). When we walked into the other room,
the TV was already on, so we all sat down and started to watch. I just remember all of these Newscaster-type people talking quickly about a lot of
things and places that I would have never been able to understand at age 11. They kept showing the film of a plane hitting the second tower, and
footage of both towers. I think that had already started to talk about the Pentagon at that time, and maybe even the fourth plane. Then the first
tower collapsed, and I think maybe I had watched the second tower fall before class was over as well. Regardless, I just remember sitting there in
complete shock, and I had no concept of what I was watching. Not a single thing of the entire situation seemed right to me. Whether that was my gut
feeling kicking in, or just complete ignorance (from my age), I don't know.
Other than that, I'd probably have to say little things here and there that started to add up. Movies like The Matrix, V for Vendetta, Kingdom of
Heaven, and Children of Men have all opened my eyes to different things. You could probably add The Dark Knight to the list also, but I don't know
how it fits in. I have also always been interested in just about anything, so eventually I stumbled across things like Area 51 and JFK/RFK.