posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 09:48 PM
...lying, fabricating and making far-fetched claims. I’ve been a member of this site for years, but only recently started posting. I would always
drop in and read threads, but I never actively participated until recently. However, based on my short time participating and spending a lot of time
reading thread after thread (I’m able to do this because I have a lot of times on my hands now), I must say this board is laden with sycophants,
hypocrites, liars, flimflammers, charlatans and people who can readily pass for street magicians. It’s one thing to make claims and provide what you
think is proof, but it’s another to make threads that are highly ostentatious with no shred of evidence to support the claim.
I understand science cannot explain everything, I know religion can’t explain everything, but when you make threads and claims, you should be held
accountable for the words and statements you make. What I see are many hurt people, many of low self esteem, taking advantage of ATS and the type of
user experience the owners, administration and staff have offered. What I also see is the egotistical and sanctimonious hiding under the “deny
ignorance” banner while clearly advocating ignorance. However, I have a question which is, why hasn’t ATS owners, admins and staff taken an active
step in eradicating the madness? Is it because they don’t see it or because this blatant form of idiocy can easily be monetized? I understand this
is a place where people should feel safe posting their views and experiences, but when those views are highly illogical, and the person holding them
can’t begin to tell you why said views are valid, then what?
While some may not see it, fundamentally, there is difference between saying “my god exists” and “I’m an alien from the planet X”. On the
surface, both require a lot of evidence, but what evidence can one give to show a god exists? Nothing. A person can show you nature, holy books or
whatever they feel is “evidence”, but that is what they feel is evidence and it’s rooted in belief, faith or interpretation. However, if
you’re making the claim that you’re a star child, that you’re a time traveler, that you’re part of the Illuminati, that you’re psychic, or
that you’re the offspring of an alien, you should be able to produce some tangible proof to support your claims. This proof should not be rooted in
belief, faith or interpretation, but should be something tangible that can be tested and verified. Why? Because you’re claiming you are these
things or that you have experience with these things. DNA test should show this, you should have some technology to show you’re time travelling
exploits, you’d be able to tell us about all the secrets of the so-called thirteen families, the dates you gave for prophecies would come to past,
So why is this important? The reason is because they’re deceiving under the veil of “deny ignorance”, but most importantly, under the claim that
they’re helping mankind or want to help mankind! Newsflash people, what you’re doing is clearly not helping mankind! What you’re doing is
actively hindering mankind, critical thinking and anything of sound intelligence. This thread is not meant to attack religion, atheism, UFO
researchers/debunkers, truthers, constitutionalists, blacks, whites, little green people, etc. It is a call to stop lying, a call to embrace
knowledge, and a call for each and every person on this site to evaluate themselves and their posts before they press the “post reply”
button. How many children die daily? Tens of thousands, yet people come here, make claims that they’re helping mankind, yet offer no plan as to how
to help our children. They speak in riddles, talk of “spirituality”, repeat some of the most asinine comments in human history (“God helps those
who help themselves” comes to mind), yet NEVER offer a viable solution on how to end the worlds problems. Stop it. You’re wasting your
time, my time, everyone else’s time, and lot’s of band width.
In closing, this thread is a call for people to examine themselves before they press the post reply button. I have no problem with opinions, or
difference of perspectives, but I do have a problem with people disguising themselves as gentle doves when deep down, they're nothing but vipers.
These people often seduce and subdue the gullible with soothing words, what they deem as “spirituality”, and a “feel good” experience. Please,
for the sake of all that is good, stop it. To those who are not behaving in such a wreckless fashion, I have no words for you aside from, "Thanks,
continue on and go in peace."
P.S. I saw no other place to post this, so mods, if I’m wrong for posting in this area my apologies as this is my first post on ATS, and I ask that
you take that into consideration. Thanks.
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