posted on Jul, 7 2011 @ 12:54 PM
reply to post by traditionaldrummer
Any reason you stopped our nice discussion on the other thread?
Why would otherwise sensible people in Heaven's Gate kill themselves to get a ride on a comet? They were tragically mistaken but still willing to put
their lives on the line for their beliefs. Does their passion for their beliefs automatically make those beliefs true?
Lots of people are willing to put their lives on the line for their beliefs. Ain't USA fighting about 4 wars now, on the grounds of the belief on the
American Exceptionalism Myth? Although you are right that passion for beliefs do not automatically make those beliefs true, you must admit to two
* Those people believed those things to be true. Whatever you think of the fact themselves, you simply do not have the same level of commitment from
people that are not sure of their beliefs.
* Those people were not talking about events that happened thousands of years ago, like we are. They were talking about events that happened during
their own lifetimes, and consequentially during the lifetime of their opposers. Although you will find people opposing them for a multitude of
reasons, no one ever opposed them for the most basic reason that those events never happened, that we have a record of.