posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 08:46 PM
There is an endless stream of "soothsayers" on ATS whose threads are allowed long-lived runs. A large percentage of these "fortune-telling"
threads are consistently wrong, yet still claim they will tell you about your future--or even about who you are
And it is apparent that there are some true believers (and some naive, too) that take these "prophets" at face value. Gladly accepting the
outright lies handed to them.
In my thinking this is outright dishonesty. Intentionally misleading people doesn't seem right to me. The motto of ATS is "Deny
". Not "Try to pull the wool over everyone's eyes". Am I the only one that finds this morally questionable?
**Now there have been several threads that criticize this dishonest "hobby" of handing out bunk "readings". All but one of these (that I know of)
have either been removed or put in BTS.
**Why are the ones trying to "call out" the dishonest the ones being silenced? The posts of the debunkers have not been filled with hate speech or
Most have frankly admitted that there are some out there that probably possess some prescience. But common sense tells you oracles cannot be every
other member on ATS.
I understand (and fully agree with) the need to allow every single person a right to express their opinion
. But those sort of threads are not
presented as opinion but as "knowledge".
*So my question is: Why is it okay to lie to the entire site? And why is it wrong to speak against this overly common ruse?
ETA: Mods I realize you may move this or remove it, but please read the OP first. TY
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