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Posted 31 August 2002 - 03:33 PM
I am open minded to the possibility of ghosts infact i beleive they does exist, same with ESP but if you told me this place is haunted, I wont blindly beleive it, I want to check it out first type of thing.
And whith my family and friends I LOVE to play the devils advocate.. but I tend to go with more logical and probable answers and solutions but at the same time I beleive there are spirits, a god, a devil, things like that.
Posted 01 November 2002 - 07:55 PM
I was alone in my ex-girlfriends apartment, in the bathroom when I heard a childs laughter from right beside me. I stayed completely calm, and thought 'Hmmm, someone must have put one of those fake laughter boxes somewhere in here'. I then washed my hands, didn't check for any laughter boxes, walked out of the room and immediatly forgot the whole thing. I had to hear the laugh on a second occaision before i finally got it.
When I tell about things I've seen to a group of people, I can look around and tell immediatly who has had an encounter themselves and who hasn't. it's something you have to expereince for yourself, especially since no religion really covers the idea of ghosts that well. Its a big jolt to the belief system.
Anyway, if they were total skeptics then why do they come here?
Posted 01 November 2002 - 09:50 PM
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." Albert Einstein
I've been hit by mrsspookypants
Posted 03 November 2002 - 10:53 AM
Posted 09 November 2002 - 03:18 PM
If they the skeptics of you...
AREN'T YOU THE SKEPTICS OF THEM?????
Posted 02 January 2003 - 09:12 PM
I have seen many hard-core skeptics become true believers overnight because of an event that happens to them. I have seen true believers become skeptics over time and have seen true believers find the middle of the road. What motivates us to have such strong feelings on a subject that has no empirical evidence to support any claims? A funny side was presented a while ago on my message board by a skeptic. It basically said it is quite fitting that people have made the conclusion that orbs are a form of ghost, this conclusion by many who never bothered to realize that there's no proof that ghosts exist in the first place.
I'll tell you that both skeptics and true believers scare me and I won't listen to either one. If you can't step back and take an analytical approach, separate your personal belief and opinions, then you have no business being a researcher or investigator. Though, understandably, most associated with this subject are just curiosity seekers and are entitled to be true believers...to each his/her own.
Being skeptical does not mean you do not believe in ghosts, spirits, demons, etc. It merely means you are not sure, this is healthy thinking folks. The true skeptic may not believe at all and that is fine also, don't take it personal when someone says they don't believe what you do. The same goes with being open-minded. It does not mean you have a firm belief in the paranormal, it just means you are warm to the idea. It's all about interpretation.
I consider myself an open-minded skeptic. I have a belief that there is something out there, but I have yet to see the truth that validates it.
Posted 03 January 2003 - 09:53 AM
1. Gullible - Those who look at any picture (and I mean ANY) and proclaim it's the latest and best proof on paranormal activity.
2. Open Minded - Fortunately, this board is full of 'em. Those who believe, but are able to separate the wheat from the chaff. Chances are very good that they'll nail a fake to the wall for what it is.
3. Open-minded Skeptic - Those who have their doubts about the paranormal, but are willing to put those doubts aside when confronted with the real deal. They often join the legions of the Open Minded.
4. Close-minded Skeptic - You could place a fully formed apparition in a cage in front of them and they'd say it's a parlor trick. Place them in a known haunted location... anything ununsual that happens, they'll say it's staged. You could beat them over the head with solid proof of the paranormal, and they'll say it's crap and that you're nuts for believing in it. They're also usually rude... wouldn't you be if someone was trying to break through YOUR rather narrow view of the world?
Posted 04 January 2003 - 10:01 AM
Posted 08 January 2003 - 05:32 AM
I am also a skeptic... that is to say that while I do not state that there is a parlour trick gimmick behind every encounter... I will look to disprove that there was any trickery involved by looking for said trickery.
To state that skeptics are rude would be extremely one sided. I was having what I had thought was a pleasant discussion about what a picture and video looked liked to me and to the individual that took said video and pic. After giving my OPINION of what I thought I was seeing... (and also doing it in a VERY polite way, up to and including statements that there was the possibility that I was completely wrong and that they were only my opinions on that specific item.) I was unduly bashed... and insulted by said "Believer."
Not only did he become verbally hostile, but completely refused to see anything other than what his narrow-minded beliefs would allow. He claimed to be a scientist but offered no scientific explanations to what he was stating.
My point in all of this is simply put in this manner;
Wether you agree or you disagree or even if you agree TO disagree. Be polite to the people around you. Not everyone will see something the same way that you will and there really is no reason to get rude or to belittle. (regardless of what side of the fence you stand on or even if you're standing ON the fence) We are all here for the same reason. To find the truth.
Be good to each other,
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