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 Post subject: Don't believe in anyone elses BS
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:56 am 
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I'm not posting this as a " .. you know you've heard me say ..." type of thing - but more along the lines of : how much does this apply to the paranormal?

Robert Anton Wilson :


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 Post subject: Re: Don't believe in anyone elses BS
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:42 pm 
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The guy makes a lot of sense.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:12 pm 
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Well its this, to me, thats at the crux of everything (not just the paranormal).

As old Robbie says - anything new that comes in has to be edited to fit the belief system. I think I said on the podcast we did - if you've got a belief system in this game, then your fucked .. (although Shaun made me re-say it .. grrrr .. censorship!!! :twisted: )

And that works both ways .. the Believer isn't prepared to accept a scientific explanation for something they've experienced, instead, they'll come up with some pseudo-scientific codswallop to maintain the illusion that their belief still stands .. whereas the cynical Sceptic will cling onto scientific dogma and can't grasp why the paranormal - by its nature - IS paranormal becuase it doesn't fit with normal scientific thinking ..

In both cases - the belief system they hold is preventing them from taking on board any new information that could shed light on the subject.

Once the belief takes hold - whatever that is : Paranormal, Conspiracy, Scientific .. Ghosts, Illumanati, Boogy-Men, Dr Spock .. then it will do everything in its power to re-enforce itself.

Its like its "alive" .. and just like every organism its primary drive is Survival and Reproduction. And a belief - even an incorrect one - will use every tool at its disposal to ensure its own survival and propagation. It will lie to us, it will manipulate us, it will con us and scam us. All to survive and to give it as much opportunity to spread to other hosts like a virus.

BAN BELIEF SYSTEMS!!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:46 am 
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Good video. I like what he says, but I don't believe in his BS too much..! :lol:


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