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originally posted by: boymonkey74
Maybe they are just people like you and I whom have a different view on the world.
I used to believe many conspiracies before I became a member of ATS now not so much.
originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
originally posted by: skyblueworld
You've seen them, you've read their lies, you may have also laughed hard at some of their lies.
One thing is for sure though, they're real, and they work like an establishment media on forums debunking the day away.
What is ripe for being debunked, should aggressively be debunked. And most importantly, we should accept and embrace that.
Let's not forget the fanboy true-believer who holds tight to completely debunked theories/topics.
1) They refuse to mention, much less attempt to accept, the most irrefutable and damaging evidence.
2) They take great delight in embracing those conspiracy theories that are the most outrageous and require the involvement of hundreds, even thousands of people.
3) They only select "experts" who agree with their conclusion, or the conclusions of the conspiracy proponents/originators.
4) They snicker at or mock anyone who believes that government would not engage in criminal behavior, coverups, or conspiracies.
There are two sides to this coin.
originally posted by: dreamingawake
"Paid De-bunkers"? I dunno day in and day out for months and months having posts on one main topic is a bit sketchy, no? Nearly 24/7 dedication, caffeine zombies?
I know, and the problem is working out if they're just skeptical, or just plain debunking. Which incidentally is increasingly hard to judge on ATS today.
Some manage to stick around for a while even though they constantly breach terms and conditions, this makes me very suspicious as to why site management allow them to stay?
15l.) [HOAX]: In the event you Post more than three items that are later determined to be of an obviously hoax, fraudulent, or faked nature, your account may be terminated without warning.
originally posted by: TWILITE22
Whether one believes in any given conspiracy or not we should have a place to discuss without being run out of dodge by said professional debunkers or paid shills or anyone else. I thoroughly enjoy most conspiracies without truly believing in any or all of it.
Or to put it another way to talk about it doesn't necessarily = belief