Originally posted by freighttrain
Well first off... just because religion is so huge in North America that doesn't mean majority of people are "open minded" and consider "magic"
to be part of a normal life process. Religion in it's core as it is presented to us in the last few decades have done nothing but create "fear".
They use the concept of "magic" to create "fear". So this will not help open peoples mind to possibility of magic. In fact it creates fear of
"magic" and so people naturally will be much more closed minded to things such as aliens, UFO, ESP, etc...
To start, I'm not too sure what aliens and UFO's have anything to do with magic...
Religion (almost in it's entirety) absolutely portrays Magic. Miracles, Resurrections, curses, Healing, Mass killing (in the sense of a god wiping
out a city without using war) is all Magic.
Back to the whole aliens thing however, I have met a few people who consider aliens as angels sent from god (they were christian). So even then, your
assertions don't seem to be 100% accurate.
Originally posted by freighttrainSecondly, you brought up the point of "evidence". I will never try to prove anything to you or anyone
else... it is your job to find the truth! Now if your definition of truth is to find evidence that you can smash with a hammer, then that's your
method... my method is to use my intuition and so called "gut feeling" to make a decision in life. This has been very, very rewarding to me over my
entire life. So it works for me... "evidence' is a tricky thing.... science has been more wrong then right in the past... so to use a faulty tool
such as science to establish what is and isn't, we're limiting our selves and boxing in our development as a human race.
So If I were to say that I was able to walk on water, it would be up to you to prove it is truthful? No... It is up to the person making those
I have no idea what your talking about after that first sentence...
Truth: conformity with fact or reality
If You were able to prove to me in an infallible way that all those things you have claimed to be real are in fact real, then i will believe you
instantly. That's what skepticism is. Skepticism isn't a complete blocking of reality, it is applying facts to a claim and making a decision whether
that claim is true or false after evidence has been shown. If there is no evidence then there is no reason to believe that claim is factual.
Originally posted by freighttrain
To make the best possible decision in life, we need to use "logic, emotions and intuitions" everything that make us a human being, not just one
area. Again, I'm not going to try to convince you that this video is legit or not, i don't know that. But what I am telling you is that, there are
many thing like this event or others like Chi that can not be explained nor dismissed, yet are happening all around the world and have been in many
closed door rooms for the past thousand years.
And I'm not disagreeing with that first statement. All I am saying is if you make these unbelievable claims, put in the effort to prove them.
Originally posted by freighttrainIf we limit ourselves to see the world in ONE way, then the world will only be in that way... if we see
the world in it's "potential" then we will be living in that world. Open your eyes and you'll see things that you missed, and it could have been
sitting right there in front of you!
I haven't seen anyone levitate in person... I have only seen magicians (who also explained how they made the ILLUSION) levitate... I have been able
to replicate their illusions... I have been able to replicate their illusions with absolutely no budget.
: So far no evidence has shown these events to be any more than peoples illusions.
: Although tantalizingly mesmerizing and wondrous, I am compelled to feel curiosity.
: Because of my previous knowledge of all my contacts with levitation has been proven to be an illusion, I perceive any levitation to
be an illusion unless proven otherwise..
What have we concluded? There has been no proof that as been shown to persuade all three of 'the necessities of decision making' to make me believe
there this specific video is truthful in it's entirety.
This can - and has been - applied to all aspects of magic. If you say what you saw is true, it is up to you to prove it, not me. so please, enlighten