[color=gold]Which Category do you fall into?
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We all fall somewhere on this belief spectrum:
Having been here a little over a year, I have noticed that every single member on this forum falls somewhere along this spectrum. When I joined, I
will admit that I did fit in the Blind Believer
category and now find myself on the Skeptical
side of it and enjoy Sitting on the
Please join in, let us know where you’re at and share stories that changed your beliefs.
ATS Predictions Board is a board that drives me nuts but I will predict something nevertheless. Very few will admit to be or having been a Blind
and no one
will admit being a Naysayer
But read, and do tell us !
This person stands at one end of the spectrum. This person believes almost everything without questioning. Most speakers, most whistleblowers, most
testimonies, most stories, most pictures, most videos.
They will support and add their strong points of view to other blind believers in an all starflagging fest meaning “See? I am not alone !!!”
“This is the Truth and this is Proof !!!” . As if someone agreeing is conclusive evidence...
Unfortunately, this person loses his persona on the long run and becomes an amalgam of everyone else.
Their beliefs are non questionable facts and anyone objecting is a shill, an agent, an infiltrator, a disinfo or a closed minded individual.
Because, in their minds, they are not Blind Believers, they are a...
This person most often finds himself/herself in the experience category. This person has lived something or has seen something. They are on a lifelong
quest to find answers.
Since their beliefs stand on their personal experience, they often take criticism as a confrontation, an insult or a questioning to their experience
as being a non value. Some believers are polite about it, some get angry, some lose control.
“You cannot understand” is the motto here. Which is true for the experiencer. They will always feel comfort when another person shares the story
of a similar experience. For some, having an experience has been a blessing, for others, a curse.
The serious Believers seek and enjoy discussions with others on their quest for inner truth.
[color=gold]SITTING ON THE FENCE
Ironically, this category is like Humpty Dumpty sitting in the middle of the spectrum.
This person sits on the fence. One day they believe, the next they don’t. This category falls on the emotional status of the day. With so many
different subjects, we ALL fall into this category every once in a while. The wow factor takes over when we are faced with something truly remarkable.
The next moments, the questioning starts.
And questioning leads to becoming a...
This person (The True Skeptical) has come to the conclusion that there are possibilities. But until more conclusive evidence is brought to the table,
they remain...possibilities. They keep an open mind (most of the time) but will strongly question ridiculous claims and farfetched ideas. Their
perspectives are based on logic, common sense, science and facts.
They will question.
Even though these lines look way crooked...they are not.
They will also star and flag themselves when good questions are brought onto the scene. They enjoy a good debate and won’t back down on thin ice.
The sceptical mind is never part of a Blind Believer, sometimes part of a Believer’s, sometimes sits on the fence and is never part of a...
This person (The Phony Skeptical) simply rejects everything and stands at the other end of the spectrum. The lack of evidence (not absence) is proof
that Believers and Humpty Dumpty’s are delusional and borderline mentally disturbed. Blind Believers are an outrage to society. This person sits
on his/her high throne and belittles anyone and anything that conflicts with his/her superiority complex (which could be an Inferiority Complex??).
“Aliens? You’re crazy. UFO? You’re crazy. 9-11? You’re crazy. Chemtrails? You’re crazy. JFK? You’re crazy. 2012? You’re crazy.
Conspiracy? You’re crazy. “
They won’t question but ridicule the claim and often times, the poster. They will pursue you with their eraser to kill a thread while trying to
convince everyone that you are ignorant and basically, an idiot.
Very easy to find, this person has more posts than stars and hardly any flags or none. It’s just their kick to get on forums and turn everything
down. They will enjoy in thinking that they are skeptics when in fact they are not. Not in the least.
[color=gold]So, which category do you fall into?
edit on 17-7-2011 by SonoftheSun because: (no reason given)