Good day to all of you fine ATSers. This is the first post that I have made so I see this as an introduction. This thread has inspired me to start
posting on here as I have checked this website as a source of gathering differing views on the many problems of the world. It seems to me that the
site has gone through some changes as of late, and that does make sense for there is an ever increasing number of people who are seeking information
from new sources, and most are unfamiliar with the true degree of corruption in the world, therefore they are emotional and caught up in the script
that TPTW (I prefer the concept of them as the powers that were as opposed to the powers that be) push through the mainstream media. Which would
result in the seemingly depressing influx of ignorant views on forums such as this. However I agree with a few of the others that have made the
comment that there is benefit that can be found from the less then tactful approach of some.
One of the benefits and it is actually part of the reason for my decision to begin posting here, is that you can work on and perfect your debating
skills. This has many applications and is an essential part of being able to make the points you have when dealing with emotional subject matter such
as politics or religion, and the myriad of other corrupt topics that need to be discussed with level headed respect and understanding in order for us
to move beyond the faux division that has been created.
Another thing that I find great about this forum, is that it encourages one to learn as much as they can about the issues they are discussing. I for
example have made the mistake of believing certain theories that had been a little misleading to say the least, which resulted in me embarrassing
myself due to not being thorough enough in my research. Thankfully due to friends skepticism, I have taken a new approach in learning and it has
helped me not only see what I want.
What I love about ATS is that it is the only place I know of where you can sift through just about all the various angles one could take on some of
the more disturbing conspiracies. It is a great gathering of minds where you can have everyone sharing the information that they have gathered, and
with the whole spectrum of information that is out there from disinfo/psyop to absolute confirmed reality, makes it an invaluable tool to unite us all
in our search of truth, at the very least to break down the illusions fabricated by the corporate media.
That being said when you discuss the topic of spirituality, there are simply so many misconceptions on the idea of god that it is innumerable. It is
a word that has been abused to the point of absurdity. Because of this I try to not use this word. Suffice it to say I think there is something to be
taken away from all the worlds philosophies, I like the description of them as different paths up the same mountain. I think that the ego is the
greatest tool that we designed for ourselves to learn from, some of the hardest lessons come from the attachment we place on the desires of the ego,
such as being right. I am learning more and more the truth behind the all is one concept. Whether you wish to call it Buddha, Brahman, Holy Spirit,
Christ consciousness, Spirit, Tao, or the ever powerful flying spaghetti monster makes no difference, you are a creator and this is your world. It
has been said that the life is the school for the soul and I think this to be true, we are all here to learn and teach, I like the concept of Karma to
describe that process, and I like the Buddhist idea of not attaching good or bad to all of our experiences. Compassion, empathy, and patience are some
of the glaring lessons my life experiences have brought me, and I only beginning to understand this.
I am sure there will be time when engaging in differing views that I may be less then tactful, however that is part of what I will be focusing on
developing through this forum as well as becoming more informed. If I ever do cause insult please check me and my ego, for sometimes my sarcasm goes
beyond simply humor and becomes simply insulting. I look forward to the future conversations I shall be having with all you fine ATSers!!
Your gift to the world is you, make it a good one!