posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 07:26 PM
Sigh... I have to make a statement up front here. I've been reluctant to join ATS for years, because it seems such a waste of one's time, to wade
through the bulk of the posts, which are by either rabid, serial debunkers, or by others who have done absolutely no inquiry into the subjects they
seem to need to spew opinions about. Or worse, they don't even have an interest in a particular paranormal subject, but for whatever reason need to
criticize people for even inquiring about it! For all of the preamble upon joining, about it being such a monitored site, don't do this, don't do
that, this place seems such a disappointment.
And then there is the unbelievable arrogance and ignorance expressed when dealing with currently unknown phenomena, to discard with a wave of the hand
the countless witnesses. In the case of the Jersey Devil, it is to dismiss thousands of people, over hundreds of years. "People must be seeing an
owl/bat/deer." So, all these people are deluded, but you aren't? Why is it not possible to you that there are things unknown? Why are you even
present on this discussion board?
I think people need to look at their unconscious beliefs that compell them to be absolutely closed off to the possibility that there are things as yet
beyond our understanding. I don't get it. Are you afraid? Afraid of your worldview being disturbed? It's one thing to be in a state of objective
inquiry, it is another to be a 'James Randi,' appearing to be nobly upholding some rigorous scientific standard, when in fact, you are blind to how
truly unobjective you are!
If you can't handle the possibilities, then you shouldn't be participating here. It isn't fair for those who are truly interested in these
I won't be surprised if my post gets removed. Much more P.C. to simply not bring unpleasant topics up, including strange creatures....