posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 02:45 PM
Originally posted by MidnightSunshine
56 people flagged this thread, and you'd never post again...because a few people were skeptical of your story???
We're suppose to be some what skeptical.
Anyone in the situation the OP described most likely wouldn't give a #about, and half expect, skeptical people not to believe her.
Really, do you really think that someone who lost everything (and finds it fishy) would get all worked up over the expected few nay Sayers on ATS?
I think over all the participants of this thread were kind, helpful, and hopeful.
There is skepticism, and then there is outright assumption and rush to judgment, which is what several posters were doing. Skepticism works both ways.
To be honestly skeptical means to reserve judgment until facts present themselves irrefutably.
As for whether she might stop posting because of this, is it so inconceivable? If her time and resources are limited, she's under enormous stress,
and her attempt to reach out to us here was met with scorn and condemnation - as it was by some herein - I can easily see it being too emotionally
draining in the midst of such a crisis to continue posting. And provided she is telling the truth (I don't assume one way or the other,) her most
recent post is exactly what I was concerned about.
I appreciate that we get hoaxes on ATS all the time. I appreciate the identity theft and other concerns as well. But it is within the realm of
feasibility for me that a long time ATS member would try to reach out to her fellow posters here in the midst of a crisis such as the one described by
TC. That doesn't make it fact, but the lack of proof doesn't render her an automatic hoax until proven otherwise either.
We need balance, reason, and in the event that it is true, compassion in my opinion. Of course, if she's being honest, that train has already left
the station, sadly.
I understand and respect where you're coming from nevertheless, though. Peace.