posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 10:37 PM
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Im curious: What is your ACTUAL stance on crop circles, now that you`ve looked into it a little? I portrayed my real stance on it in the
At the risk of alienating pretty much everyone in this forum (and the rest of the site, lol,) after many years of study and thinking, I have come to
the unenviable worldview of being a theistic skeptic -- on all matters, apart from things that could have a divine, supernatural influence, I am a
pretty hard lined skeptic, and even on the divine end of things, I don't accept much.
Aliens? There are no aliens (not here, anyway.)
Bigfoot? No such thing.
Most "conspiracy theories" (like 9/11 theories)? Distracting and baseless speculation.
Vampires? Demons? Ghosts? Don't believe in any of them.
So, my position on crop circles in the debate is exactly what it is "in real life". I know enough about the machinations of the physical world to
dismiss a natural cause for anything but the most rudimentary vortex created circles, I see evidence that people are responsible for at least some of
them, and no real evidence for any other causes, so I think that they are a purely man made phenomenon.
Trust me, my worldview isn't the most enjoyable, but it's what I've come to after 50 years. The only reason I believe in God is because of things
that have happened to me personally, and can best be explained by there existing a supernatural being who has the same attributes and behaviours that
are generally attributable to God. Combined with issues that I have with our basis of reality, and the sensibility of the Christian story, that's
where I have found myself. As I've said before, mine is a reasoned faith, not a revealed one, so it's definitely not for everyone, and the reason
that I'm not an evangelist.