Re: Thoughts of an outsider
Sorry for testing you. I mostly wanted to see what kind of reaction I would get if I questioned your behavior. Fortunately it was met with logic, facts and tips rather than the kind of answer I would get if I questioned a religion, or something else not based on facts. I’m very glad to see you are also sceptical to the facts given by CM (and presumably others). As my knowledge in the area is limited to say the least, I thought I’d rather ask you than spend the hundreds of hours needed to get even a faint idea of whether the things CM say could be true or not. Seeing that it seems very likely I will have to do some proper research, though.
ao: Yes, being mentally and to whatever extent one can be physically (it’s hard to be self-sufficient in a city, for example) prepared is important, even if the risk is small (which doesn’t seem the case here). You’re talking to someone with a long history in scouting. As for the evidence: yes he presents a lot of it, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t even more evidence against him which he doesn’t show. Again, that doesn’t seem the case here.
V: Yes, I’ll do my research now that I know it’s worth the time! I don’t really have any beliefs in this question, I just routinely question everything I hear. Yes, our medicine is socialized, among other important parts of society (here, noone is poor and noone is filthy rich). And no, we don’t have that kind of debt.
Thanks, I’ll look into the videos and links!