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Are you a sceptic or believer?


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#1    PurpleStuart

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Posted 23 March 2002 - 02:09 PM

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Just wanted to see where everyone's allegiences lie (well i can tell from those who post a lot but what about those who don't?)

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Posted 23 March 2002 - 02:12 PM

Just to clarify the second option should read (but i ran out of letters)
"Sceptic: no desire especially to believe, i want proof"
and the thirs option is
"Sceptic: I want to believe, but no proof has presented itself to me yet"

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Posted 23 March 2002 - 06:03 PM

It's depending on what your talking about.  Some things I do believe, and some I don't.  I wouldn't know which to click on?  8)


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Posted 23 March 2002 - 06:59 PM

[blue] I voted 'A lot of weird stuff goes on' because a lot of it does. Either, there are a lot of odd things in our universe, or we're not intelligent/advanced enough to understand them.

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Posted 23 March 2002 - 09:00 PM

I found it difficult to answer only because some things I believe in, such as ghosts, lost civilizations, some government conspiracies(although I'm not a big conspiracy buff, I know some goes on). Then there are things I want to believe in and haven't entirely ruled out, such as Bigfoot, Giant Anacondas, Nessy, many different dimensions we know nothing about, space/time warps(such as worm holes). Then there's things I simply don't believe in, and won't without either proof or overwhelming evidense to support it, such as alien visitation, cryptozoology & mysterious creatures and the like.

However, in the end, I voted for " A lot of wird stuff goes on"

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Posted 23 March 2002 - 11:37 PM

I'd like to believe, if only for a sense of belonging, but there are so many nutters and con-artists out there it makes it very difficult to actually commit oneself to anything other than family (and even they can't be trusted all the time!).

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Posted 24 March 2002 - 11:49 AM

Yeah i meant the question to cover all paranormal subjects as a generality, so the answers would be a general overview.

i know what you mean homer - i had to deliberate hard before answering my own question, but the answer you posted in your post above is the sort of info i was interested in, thanks

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Posted 24 March 2002 - 03:44 PM

In the end after much deliberation I voted 'sceptic: I want to beleive but no proof yet'.
I think until I've been there, done it and got the t-shirt I am going to be somewhat sceptical.

(thinks:- mazehouse been ,done,got t-shirt, above may be bad analogy).
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Posted 26 March 2002 - 01:14 AM

            PS,
      When I read the first choice: It's all fiction,  I thought of the saying,  TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION.  
       I forgot where I was going with that so,  I voted for the 'weird stuff'  :s02                  

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Posted 16 August 2002 - 12:46 PM

I believe that alot of things that we do not fully understand are happening .So I guess I'm not a skeptic.Wether or not aliens ,ghost's and such are the actuall cause of these things I still veiw with a little skeptisism. :su


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Posted 26 August 2002 - 01:38 PM

i think it all depends on whether you are open minded.no doubt that a lot of fraud and hoaxes go on, but you can't dismiss any of it.until you can defo say its a hoax, you dont know.we can't comprehend or explain why these things happen..we can just speculate.i'm open minded, i think why not? but at the same time you can become gullible to something because you wanna know an answer and a hoaxer gives it to you.it's a case of sifting thru the crap, and beleiving your instincts, to find the true answers.


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Posted 06 March 2003 - 02:30 AM

                                                  WEOW! im a little late -almost a year -late! ...... heheheh!  i find unxplain things to be more reasonable than- be a critic to someone else's opinion. its not how many times u are right, or how many times u have been proven wrong. we are all humans  - no matter how   diffrent we see each other, we are in coded in the same level- our dna is always the same no matter how diffrent. ph34r.gif


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#13    mandy

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Posted 17 August 2003 - 03:00 PM

I still sit on the fence .but, the more I'm learning, the more I lean towards the sceptic's side.  thumbsup.gif  


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Posted 17 August 2003 - 07:04 PM

Skeptic all the way.

Nothing to see here.

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 06:08 AM

I'm a skeptic. Of course, i'm only skeptical of anything that defies discovery. Sooner or later, sonething must be able to be found, or it must be assumed that it, at the very least, no longer exists. Elves and fairies never did materialise, so were simply replaced by witches and warlocks, which consequently never materialised either. Only time will tell whether there are UFO's, but our obsession with space and technology seems too much of a coincidence to be real i.e. UFO's are a figment of our (technologically-minded) imaginations. Furthermore, the tendency to only show themselves to select people has distrurbing parallels with elves, fairies, witches and the like, suggesting it's merely a reflection of the times.

As for yetis, yowies and bigfoot, i tend to think that it's simply a case of us failing to comprehend that these are memories of ancestors further in the past than we imagine. Is it possible that these legends go back tens of thousands of years to when there were indeed neanderthals? Could these legends have lasted so long as to actually reflect a pre-ancient reality?

In other words, if it's scientifically possible (even allowing for science we haven't uncovered yet), i can accept it as a possibility thumbsup.gif  





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