Don Carlo wrote:
The Amazing Randi will give her a million bucks if she can "read minds" in a controlled situation. Or, she can win at poker and quit her job.
There are several explanations for this incident. She may have secretly known the person. She may have unconsciously recognized the woman and a memory rose within her that she interpreted as psychic, when it was just memory. She may have guessed wrong, and the "stranger" was too polite to tell her. No single incident can prove anything.
This is true, no single incident proves anything as far as concrete proof.
How many times do you think someone with soopa powahs would need to provide a demonstration, before they were believed?
Sorry, but it only takes one
demonstration of 'abilities' to bury scepticism. And Im not talking about charlatans like John Edwards and the other fakers who spend copious amounts of time honing their 'abilities' to guess until they get a hit.
And there is nothing wrong with being a bit sceptical. But there is a sceptic mentality that refuses to accept reasonable proof of anything.
Define "reasonable proof", bet you cant. Reasonable proof is something that can be provided anytime, anywhere for anyone
Ultimately, belief is a matter of choice. To someone who is a dyed-in-the-wool sceptic (I have a few of those in my family) comfort is somehow derived from believing that there is no such thing beyond this life, there is no life beyond this planet, and everything that the government says is true, especially concerning 9-11, the JFK shooting, and the income tax.
Sorry, but "belief" is based on information provided. Hence, if you are only
provided the information that suits what is wanted to be 'believed', you'll believe it.
Put it this way, you know/believe your names is X because youve been told that from day one.
Ancients that were scared by the sun, used to fire arrows into the air. The Sun would eventually set, therefore, ancients believed they were at cause over the Sun.
Hubbard was nothing more than a charlatan that dabbled in the dark beliefs that have been around for eons. The very same 'darkness' that has had believers bend to anothers will.
Charles Manson was a scientologist