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Posted 08 April 2004 - 10:48 AM

  I have read and found a trend to try and disprove everything on this site as if noone has an open mind. In fact in my opinion you are all sceptics. Tell me if I have misjudged this and tell me what you really mean if you can.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 11:02 AM

No not everyone is a sceptic, as for the sceptics I think it's better to try and prove or disprove something than to follow blindly.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 11:14 AM

Speaking for myself, yes, I am a sceptic. Whilst I find the subject of the paranormal immensely fascinating, I do not believe in Ghosts, Orbs, UFO's Bigfoot, Nessie or such "creatures". What I find so interesting is the physcological point of view. What I mean is: What makes a person believe in "Monsters"? What physcological requirements are met by the search for the unknown. The paranormal may be fascinating, yet Humans are even more so.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 11:16 AM

I think what you will find is everyone has their own little area of UM that they like best, be it ghosts, aliens, psychic abilities or whatever.

While each individual who for example believes in alien encounters will be perfectly able to accept someone elses story of how they met a little green man, someone who believes in ghosts might not be so understanding.

And it works the other way, a person claiming they talk to their long dead granny through their wardrobe will be questioned by the same person who may believe in aliens.

As there are many different areas of UM, there will always be more people to dispute your claim rather than believe it.

Also, one of the main points of an unexplained mysteries forum is to try and explain them, and if someone makes a claim without backing it up with a viable source then they are more often than not going to be doubted.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 11:53 AM

I am a sceptic but I agree with BH.  Theres an awful lot of blind believers on this site.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:08 PM

I am kinda in between.
I would like to believe in these beings and 'things' and I often find it fascinating to read up on them, but I can't just believe everything someone tells me, so I question it and then make up my mind.

However I do agree there are too many people here who dismiss anything that somone says without first telling us WHY they find it so hard to believe in. Not all the UM members, but some.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 01:20 PM

The members of UM are sceptics? ohmy.gif

I don't believe it.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 02:01 PM

QUOTE (Cufflink @ Apr 8 2004, 09:20 AM)
The members of UM are sceptics? ohmy.gif

I don't believe it.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 02:16 PM

QUOTE (JACK NEON @ Apr 8 2004, 11:48 AM)
I have read and found a trend to try and disprove everything on this site as if noone has an open mind. In fact in my opinion you are all sceptics. Tell me if I have misjudged this and tell me what you really mean if you can.

I would like to think that I am open minded enough to welcome new thoughts and ideas - but if I am to believe, I require evidence.

Simple - we do not try and 'dis-prove' everything, actually the oposite is more correct - we want proof - WE WANT TO BELIEVE

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE ------------------- SHOW ME!!!!


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Posted 08 April 2004 - 02:47 PM

I don’t believe we are skeptics.  It’s much more fun than just following blindly.  Where is the excitement in just taken as fact anything that is presented to you?  Where is the “Thrill of the Chase?”  

OK, a UFO crashed at Roswell, the USS ELDRIDGE flashed between ports, Nixon was not a crook, and Elvis is still playing with a bar band in Mississippi.  Given.  What next?  

We here do not stand firm on, “It does not exist.”   If we were hard core skeptics we would not be in this forum.  Rather, we say, “Where is it?  What is it?”  As was said, we do want to believe.  We just need more than what my sister’s boyfriend’s friend’s mom’s cousin three times removed said.

Was it really Bigfoot, or just some big hairy guy with major B.O.?

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 03:17 PM

Anyone who is being rational about it is a sceptic.

This site is called 'Unexplained Mysteries', because that is what they are, unexplained!

The reason we are here is because we find the mysteries intriguing. We like to formulate our own ideas and beliefs about what are behind them; and that's the beauty of it, they are our own beliefs, but there are many others whose beliefs differ. From these boards we can read different opinions, and maybe change our minds as to what we believe is really going on.

If weren't sceptical, then there'd be no debate, and no mystery. If that was the case, we might as well pack our bags and go and join a site called 'Explained Former Mysteries'

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 04:44 PM

It's always good to be skeptical about anything rather than just believe whatever.  

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 05:11 PM

I think none of us are pure skeptics, and none of us are pure believers.

A real believer believes in other beliefs.
A real skeptic is skeptical towards skepticism.

The so-called believers, they don't believe in anything. Especially they don't believe in skeptics. The believers are skeptical towards the skeptics. Also the believers in God tends not to believe in evolution, they are in fact skeptical.

The so-called skeptics, they are not skeptical towards everything. Especially they show a lack of skepticism towards the skeptics.  

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 06:19 PM

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 07:04 PM

I am a believer, with a little sceptic mixed in for fun.  My area of expertese(I can't spell right now, too sleepy) is ghosts and hauntings.  I also have my own beliefs regarding the afterlife (obviously tongue.gif )  I hope that made sense for everyone.  It made sense to me. wacko.gif  original.gif  

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