posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 03:40 PM
I have seen this show that Penn & Teller host. In fact, I remember watching quite a few seasons of the show a couple years ago and it honestly
entertained me simply because of the rather comical and risque approach they took to everyday issues and topics all across the board. Many of the
topics they covered were actually very insightful, and exposed certain degrees of truth in certain areas, I'll give the show that much credit.
I also remember specific episodes in which they attempted to debunk and discredit ghosts, The Bible, UFO's, alien abductions, seances, creationism,
*conspiracy theories*, cryptzoology, astrology and a few others that dealt with topics of this nature. Oh, and the 2012 end of the world thing,
can't forget that one!
What's my point? These guys are magicians in Las Vegas. Entertainers. People, like you, I and everyone else. My main point? Given the short list I
mentioned of the other paranormal related topics that they have basically discredited and made fun of in other episodes, I think it's rather safe to
say that Penn & Teller are not exactly the kind of guys that I would base all my knowledge, opinions and personal insight on when it comes to topics
of the unknown and seeking spiritual guidance in life. I mean, lets be honest here - I see the obvious link between them being professional
illusionists and exposing various fallacies and illusions in the world itself, but when they go claiming that pretty much ANYTHING paranormal related
is complete and utter BS, then it leads me to rationally and logically believe that these guys are denying more than they have any basis to even argue
against in that respect. I believe in the paranormal as much as I believe that I myself exist in a three dimensional planet called Earth. I myself
have experienced the paranormal to certain levels and degrees thus far in my lifetime, and if what I'm told by Penn & Teller is otherwise, then I
guess I have to personally consult them on what the best mental institute would be to admit myself to and seek 'professional' help in being so
delusional and full of ''it''. I guess Penn & Teller would have a hay-day dedicating a 30 minute episode to the ''BS'' of the ATS website,
If they say that the whole 2012 theory is nothing more than pure hype and nothing more, then that's their opinion to share with those who may or may
not believe otherwise...period. They may be giving out solid facts, and presenting some very valid cases against such topics that may have some
illusion of falsity to them, but as far as the whole premise of the show goes, you'd be better off educating yourself with more neutral information
that doesn't have a rather high amount of bias behind it.