reply to post by Lucid Lunacy
Oh I agree, I just take umbrage at how some believers react in an almost 'how can you not believe are you stupid!' manner to 'skeptics' (odd term
given its regularly applied to anyone who doesn't usually hold the exact same view as the person using it).
Belief/opinion is always personal, so to negatively bash someone who doesn't believe (and you have to remember that their belief it isnt real is a
belief in of itself, and is therefore just as valid as the belief UFO's are proof of alien visitation) especially in a subject where there is when you
are honest with yourself, no proper, as in that which is required by the majority to constitute as evidence, evidence... as of yet.
Guess you could say I despise a hostile Zealot (on both sides of the debate), since such extreme views get us nowhere in the end and we are after all
trying to get to the truth (eventually), and it might not be what either side expects.
Let the evidence be weighed by its own merit, acting like an unbending zealot simply erodes what merit the subject has to begin with, and its getting
pretty threadbare these days.
I might spend tea time with Aliens every afternoon, but that doesn't give me the right to tell someone their stupid for not believing in aliens, since
they haven't had the same experience i have... and who knows maybe my aliens are delusion (which is something some believers refuse to acknowledge as
possible, the brain is a strange and often mysterious bugger and can easily be fooled).
And as a note, no i don't spend teatime every afternoon with Aliens
if I did i can assure you id get pictures or a live stream going.
Originally posted by greatfriendbadfoe
Hopefully before I kick the bucket, I will know one way or the other for certain. Either way, it doesn't matter. What really sticks in my neck are the
thousands if not millions of hoaxers that muddy the waters. Without those fools, there would be a much more truthful take on the whole scene. The
hoaxers imo are only one very very small step above hackers and the maggots that make computer viruses.
Meh in the last few years as ive gotten older (odd what breaking 30 does to you) ive adjusted my expectations to realize there's a pretty high chance
ill be long dead before any real evidence or truth comes out, but hey we might get lucky I personally think those that are overly zealot in all this
stuff are deep down just afraid that it might be all a bunch of mumbo jumbo and just get pretty defensive to cushion their own doubts, after all if
your perfectly secure in your own beliefs it shouldn't matter what others think.
You can always learn from hoaxes, its those that don't that are a problem.
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