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    What Would It take To Change Your Mind? [W:111]

    Evidence.

    If evidence was presented to me that explained any supernatural phenomenon to the point that being skeptical was unreasonable I would accept it and change my mind. I am equally skeptical of any such claims and any other extraordinary claims in the absence of evidence. I default to skeptical just as I do for Flying Pink Unicorns, Santa Claus and Faeries.

    What would change your mind from your current position?

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    Re: What Would It take To Change Your Mind?

    If the 2nd Coming begins and Jesus comes down from the sky riding an Ice Dragon.

    I'd start to re-evaluate some things.

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    Re: What Would It take To Change Your Mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by William Rea View Post
    Evidence.

    If evidence was presented to me that explained any supernatural phenomenon to the point that being skeptical was unreasonable I would accept it and change my mind. I am equally skeptical of any such claims and any other extraordinary claims in the absence of evidence. I default to skeptical just as I do for Flying Pink Unicorns, Santa Claus and Faeries.

    What would change your mind from your current position?
    For someone who experiences [what you call] a super-natural event, how would they they provide 'evidence'?
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    Re: What Would It take To Change Your Mind?

    Yep, evidence.

    Look, when I first heard of things like quantum entanglement/"spooky" action at a distance, and time dilation with regards to speed and gravity, I found them next to impossible to believe. Frankly, they sound more absurd than the existence of ghosts or gods on the surface. But they have been demonstrated empirically again and again. So I believe in them.

    I have never seen such empirical evidence for ghosts or gods or any number of other supernatural claims. Show me evidence that is compelling enough and I will believe, just as I now believe that time passes slightly more slowly at sea level than it does at the top of Mount Everest.

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    Re: What Would It take To Change Your Mind?

    I don't see how it's possible to disprove the birth-cycle and the gift-cycle to me, to disprove the existence of the gods and the wights.

    But if you could show me evidence that the spiritual underpinnings of the world worked differently, I would have to revisit my faith.

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    Re: What Would It take To Change Your Mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I don't see how it's possible to disprove the birth-cycle and the gift-cycle to me, to disprove the existence of the gods and the wights.

    But if you could show me evidence that the spiritual underpinnings of the world worked differently, I would have to revisit my faith.
    What are birth cycles and gift cycles? I got a a bicycle once for my birthday, is that what you mean? Wights? There are Barrow Wights in the Lord Of The Rings. They were nasties.

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    Re: What Would It take To Change Your Mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by zyzygy View Post
    What are birth cycles and gift cycles? I got a a bicycle once for my birthday, is that what you mean? Wights? There are Barrow Wights in the Lord Of The Rings. They were nasties.
    The birth cycle is the cycle of birth-death-rebirth in which parts of our souls are reborn again in our family lines, building upon our luck. The gift-cycle is the act of giving gifts back and forth between friends, family, and allies-- and especially the gods-- that builds our luck. They are central to my faith, which is about building the luck of our families and communities by observing and respecting these cycles.

    And "wights" are any kind of spirit, up to and including the gods themselves.

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    Re: What Would It take To Change Your Mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    The birth cycle is the cycle of birth-death-rebirth in which parts of our souls are reborn again in our family lines, building upon our luck. The gift-cycle is the act of giving gifts back and forth between friends, family, and allies-- and especially the gods-- that builds our luck. They are central to my faith, which is about building the luck of our families and communities by observing and respecting these cycles.

    And "wights" are any kind of spirit, up to and including the gods themselves.
    Well, that's an interesting outlook. Do you have proof that parts of souls are reborn in the family lines? or that giving gifts builds your luck due to gods?

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    Re: What Would It take To Change Your Mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Well, that's an interesting outlook. Do you have proof that parts of souls are reborn in the family lines? or that giving gifts builds your luck due to gods?
    Nope. That's why I mentioned the impossibility of disproving such a notion.

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    Re: What Would It take To Change Your Mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    The birth cycle is the cycle of birth-death-rebirth in which parts of our souls are reborn again in our family lines, building upon our luck. The gift-cycle is the act of giving gifts back and forth between friends, family, and allies-- and especially the gods-- that builds our luck. They are central to my faith, which is about building the luck of our families and communities by observing and respecting these cycles.

    And "wights" are any kind of spirit, up to and including the gods themselves.
    What is your faith? I've never heard of anything like it and it seems very interesting.

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