reply to post by Keylogger
Surely you jest.
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All kidding aside and to address the original poster, or OP as he shall be referred to from here on out, not everyone here is a believer. Faith has
escaped me for my entire life, I was raised on "show me." People need evidence, you can't take them at their word. Even if you like, or love them.
They can make mistakes, not understood what they saw or simply get caught in a momentary hallucination.
I've seen things I couldn't explain. Flying things. Unidentified Flying things. Or objects, if you will.
I didn't run up to the first person I saw and declare I had seen aliens...I blamed years of drug and alcohol abuse and had to suck up the fact that
because I had made those choices in my life anything I ever see from here on out, the more fantastic is it, will be easily debunked simply because of
my past. And that even makes me doubt what I've seen.
But I still SAW IT. And I can swear to my sobriety at the time of observance. But I accept that as a witness, I have no credibility. But to simply
declare that every thing having a story means it must obviously be the best and only true explanation offered is just as absurd had I insisted
everyone take my sighting seriously after a decade of chasing the dragon, and then become offended when they don't. Now you come here, and maybe
it's a language thing....you're suggesting stupidity of the "believers" and probably that they're fat, and their mothers are fat. Anything else
or what?...you all out of productive dialog here? Whatever school they taught you English in, they didn't teach you manners, that's for sure.
Then again, I shouldn't be one to talk. But if you're going to talk like a scumbag then you should have to talk TO a scumbag and yay...here I be.
There are too many reliable sources for the phenomena to be dismissed. Yes, there are far more hoaxes, especially in 2014 AI (After internet) but
there are still legitimate eyewitness accounts from men of rank and honor, who are trustworthy...at least to certain groups. Forget the government
witnesses then, completely. There are doctors, professors, artists, great intellectuals and others from all walks of life, whichever one you find to
be the most trustworthy, who have seen these things. And let's say some of them are lying, that doesn't mean they all are. Why risk ridicule? Why
risk jobless in the cases of cops and others that need to be thought of as "sane and reliable?"
Is it all really just about a conference hop? Making money telling stories? All that tells me is that humans are doing what they've always done,
getting into the racket while the getting's good. While it's popular and while so many "want to believe."
Still doesn't prove anything. For either side. Think about it. Be an atheist for a moment and look around at all the crazy things people believe in.
And have believed in. You can say "No, I'm a Christian" and you can STILL look around and, to you, see all the crazy things people believe and have
believed. There's still at least a couple billion nonchristians and their religion isn't going to become any less foreign to you anytime soon. So
my point stands.
People are like hopeless romantics for this kind of stuff. But at the same time, they're using what we know scientifically to back up, or at least
attempt to, these beliefs. And if anything, in my opinion, it's anything but stupid. It's the most logical direction for us to go in at this point
in our evolution. So don't be so hard on people, and don't be so hard on yourself. This stuff is fun to think about. To discuss. And there are those
on both sides who will swear up and down what's right and what's wrong and guess what? It all revolves around something VERY IMPORTANT. Not the
belief in life elsewhere, coming to visit us or not, it opens us up to the possibility of space exploration. Serious space exploration. Privatized.
And just as our beliefs have taken a productive turn, so will these long term goals. Maybe we can outlive the Earth, maybe even the Solar System. But
we have to get off our asses and do it while we still can. You never know, maybe one winter just won't end. Or summer. We're not too hot or too
cold, we're just right. But that doesn't last forever.