posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:17 AM
I just want to express my feelings of what this site known as ATS means to me
ATS, I have found, is family to me. The definition of Family:
: a social unit living
together; a collection of things sharing a common attribute; a person having kinship with another or others;
and most importantly per the OP:
an association of people who share common beliefs or activities.
More so and in likeness to ATS, love, hatred,
Love is normally or ideally what cements relations within the family (Porot, 1954). Coexistence under the same roof and ties of blood or
affiliation are not in themselves enough to build a home upon. Knowledge, love, hatred and indifference are the differential polarities which
structure the emotional systems within a family.Though there is an invariant aspect in these fundamental affective oppositions, it appears that their
differentiation is very largely an effect of the experience drawn from events lived through within the family of origin. Rather than propose here what
might be a definition and a fortiori a ‘theory’ of what these terms convey, it is more important to identify the manner in which the various
members of a family will invest these emotional aptitudes in relation to one another and the way they will conceive the categories thus
In the spirit of John Vincent "William One Sac" Crawford. I ask that every Member of ATS realize that we all have an opinion. In the grand scheme of
things we're all Human. We all bleed red. This is just a post to make you aware, no life is better than another. The gift of life was given to each
and everyone of you, cherish it, for it is short lived, embrace your humanity!! That person that you're quick to criticize, walk a mile in his/her
shoes before you do. ATS I consider you my brothers and my sisters.
You are like Family to me, literally, I don't know the majority of you from Adam. Of those I don't know, I may on occasion disagree with you. That
doesn't mean I don't respect your views regardless if they counter my own. There are those of you that I fully agree with, and those that I am
rather close too. There are the select few that I would give the shirt off my back for.
To me, ATS, and the people that make it up, mean that much, call me sentimental, none the less, this is Home for me. I am thankful for the Above
Network L.L.C. Without them, no matter if you're a believer or a skeptic, your voice would be that much more silenced without this site.