Some of you can probably guess, by reading the title of this thread, what I'm going to talk about in this post, and you're probably one of these
"crazy people". What I've noticed happening lately, is whenever a person tries to express a complex or deeply thought out idea, if people can't
relate to it, or read it in a science book somewhere, it's immediately crazy talk. I see this happening everywhere I look...obviously it doesn't
happen much on ATS...but it does happen more than you'd expect...
For example, I was on yahoo answers recently where a person asked if Christians were really following Satan and they didn't know it. He stated that
Christians often seem to be very insensitive, and unconsciously heartless, the way the speak holier than thou condemning others and telling them where
they're gonna go. He continued, meanwhile they act like they are the compassionate ones...and what he is getting at here is often very true about
Christians...they act as though they're better than everyone else...such good people they are...on the path to Heaven, whether consciously, or
subconsciously, they act as though they are above other people, the scum of the world who will rot in hell...it's like a snotty exclusive club he
states. He goes onto explain how much bloodshed and corruption exists because of religion, when it supposedly works towards the opposite of death and
destruction. The bible states we must be unthinking robots and never even begin to question the LORDS position "Lean not unto your own
understanding" it states. IDK about you, but that sounds like the request of an evil and manipulative overlord who's scared he'll loose power if
people start exerting some independent thought.
Anyway, on with my point...here are some of his actual replies:
are u dumb? Christians go completely against that u idiot get some counseling u sound like one of those crazy homeless people
I think you need to hit the pipe again, buddy.
Huh? I think it's pretty apparent when you worship Satan. It's kinda hard NOT to notice.
god your an idiot
I bet ALL those replies were made by Christians...but seriously...some of those replies are so pathetically ignorant I feel like killing myself just
so I can escape this moronic planet which constantly corrodes away at my soul...this guy is obviously trying to discuss a perfectly rational idea,
produced by utilizing logical analysis, and with an open mind. He also doesn't actually believe in religion, and tries THINKING FOR HIMSELF...thus
enabling him to see religion for what it is...people are just so attached to the idea that God must be the "good guy" because it's been etched into
their minds since birth, and they couldn't possibly try to exert some independent thought because they'd rather believe what everyone else tells
them...this guy was simply making unbiased analysis with open mind and without including any false, and irrational preconceptions, and he gets flamed
One person says he sounds like a bum? Did they ever stop think a bum might actually be onto something? Sure, some bums are insane...but the fact that
they sit around for years, observing the world, and the rat race, instead of mindlessly partaking in it, might give them a deep and complex
understanding of the world, it might enable them to develop a clearer picture, free from the materialistic perceptions that get forced into our head
through TV and all forms of media. The bum gets to sit back and watch the world flow...they have a lot of time to think and ponder...they know better
than anyone else what's going on...especially in metaphysical and philosophical senses...and that's why people think they are crazy...because they
are so simple minded and couldn't possibly begin to understand the rantings of bum who may be expressing very deep and complex points of view...and
since he looks and smells like crap it's easier to just assume he's insane, and they are the smarter, and more sane ones.
This also happens with scientists, since they are often very smart people, they start going and researching and writing papers involving areas of
science which are considered "pseudo-science"...I'm sure if Nickola Tesla were born a few hundred years ago...and he started rambling on about this
thing called electricity...and alternating motors...and laser beams...and rockets which would travel to the moon...he'd be called crazy...imagine if
he made a field of light bulbs placed only in the dirt, light up, as he once demonstrated? He'd probably be accused of practicing witchery and be
burned to death, because nothing like that could ever be real...because it was simply beyond their intellectual capacity and their ability to
understand...today we just call these people who speak of such complex ideas as fantasizing crack-pots...because we know "know" there is no such
thing as magic...
Sorry to turn a large portion of this post into a religious debate, but I found it an effective way of making the point I'm trying to get across
here. And to sum up, that point is - we think we are so smart, that science has all the answers and there is nothing more to be learnt...when the real
truth is...science has 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of the answers...and merely explains and examines the surface of reality...and
anyone who sees this, and tries to expand their thinking, is immediately a crazy person because we "know" they must be wrong because what they say
doesn't make sense...or sounds just a tad to wondrous to possibly be accepted by science...because we can't go letting any theories like that into
science can we? We have to make sure it's all perfectly materialistic and easy for our primitive brains to grasp...it has to be a certian and
predictable system...which is why a lot of scientists don't like quantum physics...and string theory etc...because it's starting to examine the real
nature of reality...and the chaotic and unpredictable structure of reality which becomes almost to much for our brains to handle...
EDIT: Another thing I forgot to mention...is that we at ATS, are often considered as paranoid crazy folk...when you and me both know that isn't at
all true. I'll admit some of us can go over the top, but we are often interested in these sorts of topics because we can expand our thinking, and we
realize that not everything is as it seems, that not every word our Government says is true, and that they do operate in the shadows and conceal
highly important information from the public...but explaining this to anyone else would just make you a crack-pot...if you want to fit in, you have to
be a mindless robot and talk about the things they want you to talk about...
[edit on 21/1/10 by CHA0S]