posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 11:53 AM
The only reason I came to this site was because of the duel-nature of the posters. I see the groups like this so far: Those that believe anything
and everything, they assume it's true first, and rabidly defend their position, even in lieu of facts. Those who are open-minded — in this group,
they range from believing, but considering the facts, to non-believers, who might consider belieiving, if they get facts, and the middle-ground, which
are those who are utterly neutral, but can be swayed either way, based on the data. Finally, those who utterly do NOT believe, they feel it's their
duty to prove everything and anything wrong.
I think most folks fall into that middle category. But you will always have the believers, and non-believers, and they are the ones that set each
other off. It goes from "very well could be true.." to "most likely not true because blahblah..." to "it's obviously true, you must be a
disinfo agent!" to "it's impossible to be true, you're a kook!" And so on.
I try very hard to stay on nuetral ground, but have ironically been called a disinfo agent at least 3 times now (I'm apparently a 9/11 disinfo agent,
a ufo debunker, even though I believe they exist, and something else I can't recall). Just because someone doensn't buy into your story if it lacks
facts, doesn't mean they are super-skeptics.
For your example: I enjoy archaeology, and reading about ancient civilizations. And I would not utterly discount that they are reporting ufos, it's
possible. But I must admit it's equally if not MORE possible that they are just things we are interpeting as ufo accounts. Keep in mind that most
believed that the suns and stars were gods. Egyptians and Sumerians, who were pretty savvy as civilizations go, believed this. Egyptians believed
that the sun was pushed across the sky by a giant beetle for cripes sake. They buried their entire court with pharohs so they could be attended to in
the afterlife. So while yes, it's possible they saw something, in my mind, it's equally possible that we are just letting ourselves jump to those
conclusions. It's probably NOT ufos, but I'd not mind a smoking gun as it were, to prove it was. But there hasn't been one. So you consider me a
skeptic and a nay-sayer?
Quite honestly though, a lot of stuff that gets posted here is bunk. I don't think a single focused prediction has come true. I'll approach
everything I read with an open mind, but common sense and logic has to be there somewhere. I'd like to believe, but won't do so just for the sake
of needing people to believe in it.