Greetings everyone !!
There is my first thread on ATS, after maybe three months of lurking around, I finally subscribed.
Since my early teens, pretty much as soon as I got access to internet and cut through the entairtaining bit, I have been actively seeking this sort of
information. I guess the only fact that it wasn't on mainstream media to any extent that it was on internet kindled my interest and my thirst of
knowledge. I kept an open mind, and didn't have any hindrances parent wise. Years after years, the information built up, connections were made, and my
view started to encompass aspects that lead to question a lot of what has been taught and said as Messiah Truth. I realise that given the right
context, everything would be potentially possible, and failing attempts to reproduce this environment in placebo-controlled-double-blind-peer-reviewed
laboratories didn't necessarily ment that it was to be discarded together. They could be wrong...and so could I !!
I want to tell you a little story that really happened.
I was housesitting a house with a friend of mine for a couple of weeks, and even if we knew each other, we never had that level of proximity for that
extent of time to discuss. My friend, whom we will call B, is a skeptic like you don't do anymore.
So everything started when he asked me what I thought was the "Chi/Ki/Prana/Mana/Vital Force/Whatever you call it".
Not really knowing where to start, I started to use words like "energy", "chakras", "meridians", "auras", "soul-body", etc. Trying to expose my views
in a structured way, and in a multidimensional context. His brain pulled the brakes after the first word. And there we went: on one side, he was
asking me to prove my statements (and I wish I could materialize a fireball and use it to start the barbecue), which I was doing by saying "people
wrote books", "highly ranked scientists do talk about it", "quantum physics says it is theoritically possible", etc.
It got quite heated up with him being astonished at how foolish I could have been believing in this jokes. Nothing I would say would be evidence
enough, or if it was, than it was the effect of something else, and loonies would use it to their advantage to promote their fallacious statements.It
went on for about three hours...
At the end of the discussion, it came to belief. And he told me that believing it doesn't make it true, and that I could be wrong. I told him that if
I could be wrong, then there was an equal chance that he was wrong too for the amount of evidence accumulated over the years made connections that are
for me rock solid evidence.
He finally said: "I won't totally discard everything you say for the only reason that I know you are not a stupid guy".
And that was it. Three hours of debate and all I said was taken into account solely for who I was.
It is then that I realised how much I leraned from that. And how many people like that were out there. If I could provide a guy like that with the
evidences that he seeks, than I could convince the whole world.
Since that day, in my studies and my search for Truth, I am doing my best to provide peple with background information that are easily verifiable, and
from "reputable" sources (at least what they think is reputable).
ATS provides links and critical thinking aplenty. And I like that, for I believe from the greatest extremes will come the euquilibrium.
For the believer, proof is not necessary, for the skeptic, it will never be enough.
Thanks to all for reading this,
Love and Light
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