By Chad Wilson
My question to our readers this month is this: If you go into a given situation trying to prove your point, claiming that point as the truth, is it still the truth? In other words, if an agenda is involved, does that color facts to that individual’s belief to the point that the truth then becomes only a personal opinion and nothing more?
The reason I ask is because I have noticed for some time that there are many individuals in the paranormal community who throw out their opinion as if those opinions are inarguable truths.
So, at what point does the truth wander from the territory of unbiased fact into the realm of personal opinion?
To me, there are very few known facts about the paranormal. Yes, you can apply a scientific viewpoint to any phenomena experienced, but there is obviously a point when we begin to deal with unknown variables that, as of yet, have not been satisfactorily quantified.
That is when we begin to venture into shaky territory, and the truth reverts from that which we know into the realm of that which we have supposed in our own minds.
The problem in all this is when each separate viewpoint is pushed as fact. The victor of this battle of viewpoints touts what they consider as irrefutable evidence of their claims around as a badge.
It is very difficult to go into a situation with an unbiased and neutral stance. Our vision is more often than not colored by events that have happened in our life.
But to me, neutrality is key. Realizing that we don’t have all the answers and working together toward a common goal, the understanding of the paranormal, should be at the forefront of our minds, instead of the petty squabbling that oftentimes goes on in the paranormal community.
We need to put our personal agendas aside and together try to seek a better understanding. That way, we can share in the truth of whether an afterlife exists . . . or not.
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