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Useful Considerations (for extraordinary claims)
Author(s):
Jayden Night

The original site this came from is long gone, so this has been rescued from the Wayback Machine.
The views here are those of the author, and are presented for archival purposes.
I have made layout changes, but otherwise left the grammar alone. ~Sphynx

 

EXTRAORDINARY CLAIMS REQUIRE EXTRAORDINARY EVIDENCE

Claims that go beyond what is regarded as probable should require extra good evidence. Should a person claim to be in contact with a spirit, it defies what is commonly regarded as possible, and we must demand extraordinary evidence, such as the spirit commenting on things that are easily verified, but the person in question would hold no knowledge of.

If one would comment on such impossible claims, one must then also have the necessary evidence to back up that claim, especially if one would have the claim regarded as fact. 

The problem with dealings in the nonphysical is that such evidence is difficult if not impossible to give, as it lies within the human nature, not to accept evidence which they can not hold in their hands, or see with their own physical eyes.

Lack of contradicting evidence is not the same as having evidence.

In extension of the demand for extraordinary evidence to back up extraordinary claims, one often hears the statement “But you can’t prove it didn’t happen!” and this can be said in many cases. I could claim that the earth has a ninth dimension, but just because no one can prove me wrong, doesn’t mean that I’m right.

What I present on this web page is fact to me, simply because I have experienced it and seen for myself. It is a part of who I am, and what I am. This does not mean that it is fact to you.

I have no intention of pushing any beliefs or ideas over anyone’s head. But it is my hope that others will read these texts, and that my facts will then become their fact through their own experiences. Hopefully my facts will encourage people into new ways of thinking, and new places to look for answers.

DENIABILITY

Humans have an extraordinary talent of adapting everything around them according to their own beliefs and ideas. This is referred to as deniability.

Should an experience or some information contradict the existing beliefs or ideas, one will experience an unpleasantness which will cause us to reevaluate the experience, often so that it will fit better into our beliefs and ideas, rather than change our beliefs and ideas. This will lead to the exclusion of any information that we cannot possibly fit into our existing beliefs or ideas. Or we will attempt to interpret the said information to fit better into our beliefs and ideas.

This is often seen in very religious people, as they have created such a strong belief and idea about something that they totally disregard everything that does not immediately fit into their beliefs and ideas.

So when you read the contents of this web page, try to keep an open mind, and disregard your own beliefs and ideas for a minute, rather than try to make this information fit into your existing beliefs and ideas, or totally disregard it because you cannot possibly make it fit.

METAPHYSICS -- OR NONPHYSICAL SCIENCE

It lies within human nature to accept only those things that one can prove physically, as the apparent ability to perceive the nonphysical lies beyond normal human capabilities. But when you seek to prove elements in the nonphysical, such as the existence of spiritual beings, the use of Magick, or energies, one must seek nonphysical evidence, which can be reflected unto the physical, in order for others to recognize the evidence as valid.

For ages, man has sought to prove the existence of God, but those of faith do not need evidence. They believe God exists, because his existence has been recorded in a way that people can relate to, and it fits into their view of the world. This evidence is called the Bible.

But if people can consider the Bible as sufficient evidence of the existence of God, how come a written text about spiritual beings or vampires makes people frown? Maybe, because it does not fit into their view of the world.

If one seeks to prove the nonphysical to people, in such a fashion as could be regarded as undeniable evidence, in the same way as any scientific evidence, one must seek ways for people to perceive the nonphysical, so that they can gather their own evidence, thus accepting the written evidence presented to them.

Some ways for people to perceive the nonphysical, could be through meditation, and mind expanding techniques. But unfortunately, you cannot teach everyone how to meditate correctly, in order to present evidence to them. People require fast and direct evidence, and it must be presented to them instantly, the claim is made. The quest for a way to present nonphysical evidence in such a way, lies open yet.


This article is presented as part of an ongoing effort to present other views outside of, as well as within, the online vampire community. As such, the views and attitudes contained in this article are entirely those of the author(s), and may not necessarily be shared by SphynxCatVP. The webmaster is not under obligation to update or otherwise keep current the contents of this article. Most importantly, only you can decide for yourself whether this article or any of the author(s) other views are useful or applicable to you - use your own reasoning and judgment.


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