posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 07:38 PM
belief is a tricky thing, indeed, but it certainly is not a form of ignorance.
in fact, it is our beliefs that shape our reality.
even science, in its 'proof' thirsty doctrine is a system of beliefs.
it is experience that shapes our beliefs. so for those who have experienced the paranormal, it is of course difficult to convince us we are 'nuts'
or 'delusional' etc. in fact, it's rather rude to say such things.
however, on the flip side of this coin, fevered belief without a healthy dose of questioning is also problematic.
belief is necessary and valid. questioning is necessary and valid. too often (especially here on ATS) folks seem to plant both feet and a flag firmly
in one camp or the other, and readily dismiss the other.
but how can we expand our knowledge if we shut out the beliefs of others.
as i said, belief is a tricky thing.