Salt Lake City, UTUSA
Hometown: Evanston, Illinois
February 16, 2012
Yes. I was born that way. Most things look bogus to me until shown a reasonable explanation. Even then if there is an alternate explanation I go looking for my Occam's (sp?) Razor. Hey! I opposed the Vietnam mess from the first shot because I saw the lie. Not for the later-popular reasons though, but my own which I will explain if anyone cares. The paranormal looks like a lot of fun but I have only seen one experiment I can't poke holes in. Heh, heh. I have a cute logical arguent that proves telekinesis exists. Wanna hear it? The coolest related thing I ever did was use the usual technique to actiually bend a spoon around in circles with one finger and seemingly in defiance of Physics!! Cool! Trouble is I'm a skeptic with a good background in Physics and I felt what happened when did it and understood the trick. BO-GUS!
I am over 60 with a serious "show me" or "prove it to me" attitiude. For most of my life I was an agnostic but 12 step groups led me to a Higher Power. I and not religous but am a skeptic. But prove it and I switch sides. I'm open minded.
I am terrible with names and only remember that of the woman across from me, and then only because the name rang a bell when I looked at the profiles. Thus I don't know the name of the man seated to my right, but he gave me one hell of a good idea because of his remarks about the basic unfairness of religions getting special legal treatment but athiests & agnostics not getting them. Someone is going to have to tell me his name. I liked what I could hear of his ideas. I've just spent an hour with my dictionary looking up several words and have come up with a crazy fun idea. Creating a protected "religion" honoring the word, "A". I've even thought of how to set it up, copyright the name and talk to an ACLU attorney about securing legal protection. This whole idea is somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but I'll bet it would work. The only problem is that the members would have to remember that this is a poke at "the man" and keep the beliefs "holy secrets". This is gonna be fun