posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:19 PM
Freedom of speech is great, yes, but to a point. Discrimination, religious hate, partisan hate, all of those things are allowed thanks to freedom of
speech. It's a double-standard.
Personal predictions "based" on published ones are still technically personal predictions. If I make a prediction based on revelations, it is still
personal. It's my personal prediction and as such would be better off in the dreams and predictions thread.
Lets put it this way, we are supposed to deny ignorance. Most of what people type into the predictions thread isn't even a heartfelt prediction. The
guy who predicted an atomic bomb would go off at midnight new years day wasn't making a "real" prediction. He was antagonising. No aliens are
controlling minds, no adding in that other seemingly impossible things caused you to come to such a prediction. If people want to post sincere
predictions like "I work for a pharmaceutical company and a recent purchase of 30 pounds of dimethylformamide was made by an anonymous buyer after
the D.E.A. checked into the buyers credentials. I have a prediction that drug manufacturing in the U.S. will be on the rise in (insert location)."
There we have a viable prediction, may or may not come true. IT could be sincere, and could also be something good to offer to people in that area.
That's just the best example I could concoct in 4 seconds. So if it took that short of time to make an example of something that would give
credential to a prediction, it is easy to see that the OP's attitude in most cases tends to be "reply once or twice, then disappear". They provide
no substantial evidence to support their theory. Starting a prediction off with "As most of you know, for the past 25 years I've been the chosen
one, being given information by aliens."
Right there it's become fallacious. It discredits almost everything ATS stands for. By this anyone interested in UFO's, or Illuminati, or 9/11, or
anything with actual public appeal, will be cast off as another person who's part of a website that entertains people's fake stories, and allows
them to be posted as predictions. It further would infuriate people interested in philosophy, and anyone who enjoys Nostradamus, etc. Anything posted
on this website by any member can now be associated to have the same lack of credibility that purposely faked posts for the purpose of invoking
So Kevin, I completely agree with you. Freedom of speech is a great thing, we can't deny that. But come on, certain things need not apply to freedom