Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
Originally posted by goou111
you 2012ers just cant help yourself huh?
enough is enough
Its so interesting to me... multitudes of cynical scoffers seem compelled to flock to threads like these and seem programmed to parrot some cliche
response, over and over again, even though they apparently "dont care" (but still feel the need to post), are convinced "nothing will happen" (a
logical impossibility), and so forth.
What compels the herds of "skeptics" to jump onto every thread they see? Who are you all trying to convince repeating yourselves over and over?
Others? Or yourselves?
It seems like a fear based reaction to me. That would explain the incessant need to repeatedly go on the offensive against anything that if it were to
happen, might shake up the box theyve placed reality into.
edit on 12/27/2012 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason given)
Yes, like moths to a lamp, they insist on inserting themselves where they really have no business being at all.
But, to each his own, I suppose.
I've been pondering the question for a while myself, and I'm convinced that fear is the reason. A lot of them probably even really realize it. But
their subconscious is saying "Its ok! Everything is going to be alright! A natural disaster on a massive scale simply CANNOT happen in my lifetime
now because I walked right into that thread and told that guy how it is! Yep. I threw every ounce of logic I could muster into this argument, and I
Ok, I could be wrong... But, you try making sense of a group of people who spend every possible minute of their lives discussing something they claim
to have no interest in nor believe in.
It's like some demented, twisted, bass-ackwards form of religious evangelism...
I mean...I don't know about you, but I like to spend my time doing things I enjoy, researching topics I'm interested in, and having discussions
about things that I believe could at least have some chance of happening. So, from my own limited perspective, these self proclaimed skeptics are a
rather odd group. Perhaps a self hating type of personality disorder?
Oh... No... Wait. I forgot. WE are the ones with the personality disorder. We people who do things we enjoy and who have the ability to entertain and
speculate over various possibilities in our universe without accepting them as "the one single truth".
Maybe that's it? Skeptics are simply unable to talk about anything hypothetically beyond simple concepts like "What if it rains tomorrow?" Or,
"There could be traffic this Sunday...it IS labor day weekend, we better leave early just in case."
Basically, their mind can only process events that they are familiar with? Or only scenarios where everything is always alright at the ending? I mean,
yeah, I'll admit this "2012 worldwide disaster" thing is pretty far out there. But does that mean I'm going to forget my manners and revert to my
10 year old self and start making fun of people who are different than me? No! I have a strange ability of being able to talk about things, and even
stating that I personally do not believe in something without having to belittle and ostracize everyone around me. I guess I'm funny like that... I
actually feel sorry for them
Not the few civil skeptics... But the people who cannot come across something that conflicts with their beliefs
without having to say something nasty or mean to somebody who did them no harm. That must be a miserable existence
I hope they will be able to get
the help they need so they can be happy again, so long as they don't need to hurt anyone else in order to be happy.