A skeptic wants to be a believer
Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:51 PM
Posted 22 March 2009 - 08:06 AM
Personally I'd find it pretty interesting if any of these things were true, but I'm not here out of hope that ghosts are real.
The reason that I'm here is because I find the psychology behind belief systems fascinating, from paranormal, religious belief systems to conspirational and extreme political belief systems. I don't have any deep seated hope of getting converted by any of these believers, but rather an increased understanding of the thought processes that go on in the minds of these people.
Edited by plindboe, 22 March 2009 - 08:07 AM.
Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:25 AM
Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:12 AM
That being said, some of the stuff on the early episodes of Ghost Hunters, before they were creating evidence left and right, was starting to make him take notice.
But then there are probably a lot of skeptics who are here not necessarily because they want to believe, but because they're interested in seeing what's out there.
Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:37 AM
Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:51 AM
It's a fine line between skepticism and cynicism for some, I suppose.
Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:24 PM
Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:05 PM
A skeptic who would like to believe is in fact a
"skeptical-believer"............. You are reading a post from one in the flesh.
I DO BELIEVE. Though I will not believe every story told to me.
I have had my encounters, I have herd family members encounters.
But I refuse to believe every "ghost story" I hear or read.
I need some grain of truth, some hard fact (inane as it may seem) some tangible evidence I can sift through myself.
I hope you are not put off by my answer....... Keep posting.
This is just my reply to your proposal.
take care, be well.
Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.*-- Scottish Proverb
Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:23 PM
The broomsticks are mounted. The ghosts are a-fright. Enchanting takes wing, On All Hallows’ Night.
Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:24 PM
Edited by yld1009, 27 March 2009 - 04:28 PM.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:52 AM
Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:11 PM
The skeptics on GV have helped me immensely by making me question myself and my own experiences; something I didn't do before I joined. Skepticism is healthy in all aspects of life, it keeps all of us balanced and is valuable in furthering scientific research in this field and all others.
Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:55 PM
Posted 30 March 2009 - 02:18 AM
Regarding your cat flushing: I beg to differ.
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:09 AM
Edited by Mapsau, 01 April 2009 - 12:09 AM.
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