Laurie Ann, on Jan 18 2009, 06:18 PM, said:
Listen Sharon, there are just some things that need to be left alone. My bad, bad, very bad feeling doesn't have CRAP to do with the "unknown", it's a feeling of "this is something that needs to be left alone". That's fine & dandy that you're all into this and well...whatever. I'm definately not one to keep back investigations of the unknown as Iam just as curious and I get just as excited as what the outcome would be...what will be found. But this *ONE* thing just gives me a very bad feeling about it. I'll go this way with my feeling and you go your way with yours...just don't catagorize me in the same text as those who would still be living in caves......that's not what I'm about.......period.
...I posted that response back in October of last year...you looking for an argument?
WOW LaurieAnn I most assuredly was not looking for an argument. I never read your previous post or I would never have made my point known using your quote. It wasn't an attack. It wasn't personal. Your obvious unrest about something I see as just one more giant leap for mankind is not the type of thing I would get in an argument about anyway. If that is the ONE thing that you strongly believe in I respect your feelings. You have clarified your statement I do not put you in the category of cave dwellers. Peace.
My previous point was how THE END OF THE WORLD Scenarios keeps making headlines and that this level of doom and gloom, apocalyptic end of days pessimism is unhealthy for individuals and societies. My daughter has 2 young children and by her own admission has an anxiety disorder and is bi-polar. She is depressed by the constant frightening headlines. Predictions of a doomsday by Mayan calenders, comets and asteroids, Nostradamus, bird flu, hemorhagic fevers, drowning polar bears etc....and scientists somehow doing something they shouldn't sends a pall over the world that needs to lighten up and stop scaring people. Humans do have a future that keeps on getting brighter despite the horrible things we do know such as war, genocide, aids, poverty, hunger, racism etc...That is ONE thing I believe in very strongly.