reply to post by Alpal
I believe that the question you pose in this thread is perhaps unfortunately worded. Belief should not be relevant. It is a state of mind which is
best reserved for religion, for faith, for the creed behind which you throw the weight of your spirit.
Where ones acceptance or lack thereof, of the existance of aliens or ghosts is concerned, it seems to me that belief is not required, and in fact
makes a mockery of any effort to PROVE the existance of either of those alleged parties. Ones attitude towards these subjects, should be tempered by
scientific understanding, and contextual awareness of these subjects, rather than some blind, and largely unsubstantiated feeling , positive or
negative, toward them.
However, this thread poses a question, and I will attempt to answer, from the stand point outlined above. Having had some expirience of researching
both these curious subjects to a fair degree, I personaly think the argument for the existance of Aliens, and certainly UFO, holds the greater weight.
That said, there are many who would say that I have ignored or been ignorant of various incidents which are held as proof of ghostly interaction with
our daily lives.
However, in many cases where ghosts are concerned, one can look at the witness or the person affected by an apparant haunting, and find that on very
many occasions there are imbalances of the mind, either schizoid , or attention seeking in thier outworking, at play on the psyche of the suffering ,
There are still more incidents in which a persons faith is involved, and that in of itself can skew the whole analytical process toward a certain
belief, while the truth remains untouched by impartial investigative process.
While I would never claim that a disease of the mind , or ones religious persuasion precludes one from truthful testimony on any issue, I would say
that ones mentality, faith and beliefs affect ones ability to be objective, especialy under unfamiliar or stressful circumstances, like those often
expirienced by , lets be honest, both those who have reported contact or sighting of UFO/Alien beings , and those who have been "haunted" by ghosts.
In short, the truth , and ones understanding of it, is based on ones perception of events, which is affected by ones beliefs. However, belief does not
consitute proof, or evidence for, any given position, and as previously mentioned, can make proving a point more difficult.