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July 10, 2013

ROOT: What you perceive is what you get

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — There has to be a certain leap of faith that we all make to try and explain some of the things that we see. I am one of those strange people who believes in God but does not believe in ghosts. I believe that there is something out there that is pulling the strings and we just don’t get to see who the puppet master is. I believe that what happens in Heaven, stays in Heaven. Maybe that is my defense mechanism. Maybe I prefer to satisfy my logical side by saying that Heaven is there, but it is a seriously gated community where no one gets in without a pass and no one gets out.

Here is the other thing to think about. Do I believe that we have been visited by little green men? No, I do not. Do I believe that there is life on other planets? Absolutely. I am not so self-centered that I believe humans are the only form of life in the entire universe. I just don’t think that anyone has visited us yet.

Look how long it took us just to pretend that we got to the moon. Has anyone ever wondered how we were supposedly able to get to the moon in the 1960s when computers were the size of buildings, but we couldn’t even break Earth’s orbit in highly sophisticated space shuttles? I am not a scientist, so my logic may be off. But it just seems odd to me.

Life is what you perceive it to be. You can take all of the facts that are presented to you, but you will still get your own interpretation of those facts. Your life experiences and your deeply held beliefs will take those facts and put a spin on them that will make them easier for you to swallow.

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