Re: a personal encounter with the supernatural
|Even if I were more critical, I couldn't explain the voices heard.|
Exactly. You can't be "more critical" because you can't test the situation.
There's nothing wrong with that, it's simply the honest truth about the situation.
|There were three of us who witnessed the event and we all remember the same things.|
You do know that this can make things more inaccurate, right?
Check this out:
Eye Witness Memory -> Co-witness Contamination
The presence of a co-witness can often contaminate memories. When witnesses confer about an event they can end up agreeing on an incorrect narrative. Research has found that 71% of witnesses changed their eyewitness accounts to include false components that their co-witnesses remembered.
Now... did this happen?
Of course.. we can't say. Because we can't test it.
But it does mean that saying things like "but... there were 3 of us!!!" does not add any validity to your explanation for your story.
The only thing that can add validity to your explanation is testing it and processing the results.
But... we can't test it.
Therefore... we can't add validity to your explanation for your story.
Continually trying to add validity when you can't... only serves to show that you have a pre-programmed bias. It does not show that you are interested in getting towards the accurate truth.
I suppose there is no way I could challenge that statement.
This is the point you need to fully understand.
You can't challenge any of these statements. You can't challenge my statements.. you can't challenge your own statements.
You can't... because we can't test it.
Maybe one day we'll learn what happened... but most likely not.
Until then, you can choose to believe in whatever explanation you prefer.
Just try not to act like you can add validity to your belief when it is obvious that you cannot... this will only serve to lead you down the trail towards inaccuracy. Well.. I suppose you need to figure out if "accuracy" if something you care about. Obviously if you're more worried about "losing your faith" than "being accurate"... then you should focus more on your faith.
Figure out your balance. Is "having faith" important to you? Or "being accurate"?
What about "having faith in something that is accurate"? What percentage of your mind is focused on the faith part vs. the being-accurate part?
Figure that out... and you'll be able to calm your worries over these situations. You won't feel like you have to show or prove anything to anyone.
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