Firstly, I hope everyone had a great Easter!
Tony, It seems the only 2 folks to fit this description is D + D, Inc, IMHO... this is the quote...You know Jenny, the more I read the ravings of these two idiots (and I don't mean you Archangel Michael, ...
Hahaha, ah yes, gee, I wonder who that
might've been a reference to! But the best bit, of course, is the context he gives for being an "idiot". I'll get to that, shortly.
Now why would D + D, Inc put themselves down like this? i mean its down right embarrassing to see somebody waft their soiled under tights in public like that. I wonder how many additional self-deprecations Dave is gonna self-flagellate hisself with.
Well, that goes with the media whore territory, don't it? Floggin' the same thing for forty years?
Or variants of it...after all, when it's convenient, the story tends to change
I guess all this probity is gettin' to him. He and damiana should feel better by knowin' I prayed in Church for deluded folk like them to see the light and get their life right with jesus, seein' as how He gave up His life for folk. on an Easter day over 2,000 years ago.
A very kindly act, indeed.
Speaking of beliefs, though, I'll get onto Dave's "one believes in blood-suckng vampires and takes their alleged existence quite literally: the other holds a similar view about the devil and demons; or more precisely 'demonic entities' that do the devil's bidding" comment.
Firstly, as Gareth pointed out elsewhere, many Protestants hold such views on spirits. As to his dig at people who believe in vampires...well, this is where he tends to unravel himself.
As I've pointed out elsewhere, and this is why Dave keeps mentioning "blood-sucking" vampires, is because he does
believe in vampires himself. Just not the bloodsucking
kind. His own website
attests to that:
But this does not mean, however, there there do not exist psychic entities that take on vampire-like characteristics in that they remain 'earthbound' and posses the capability to attack unsuspecting victims, psychically leading some people to believe they have become 'possessed'. But this is an entirely different matter.
I do not believe in "vampires" in the commercially accepted sense of the word ... i.e. physical figures or entities that go around draining victims of their blood in order to ensure "life everlasting". This concept probably derived from a much older psychic concept (some would argue a "psychic reality") of the incubus and succubus - male and female spirits or demons respectively, that have, since time immemorial, been reported as visiting sleeping people by night and "immobilising" their semi-conscious victims with erotic fantasies; even depleting them of mental energy and blood.
Oh, and not to mention, that Dave's dismissive attitude is coming from the same bloke who took part in a trespassing "blessing ceremony" to get rid of the ghost
of a legendary
outlaw, for crying out loud!
Fighting supernatural belief against supernatural belief is a bit silly, in this context, when it's hard to prove either
view. As the JREF forum attested, after forty years
of Dave's "investigations", he can't even muster up enough evidence to justify his own supernatural claims.
Then there's the relentless self-promotion and his vanity press... But that's a different story.
Thus, adopting an elitist "well, my
supernatural beliefs are better than yours, because at least I
don't believe in vampires", but having no qualm in proclaiming Robin Hood's ghost, "psychic entities that take on vampire-like characteristics" and magic circles as a rational
alternative, is pretty ridiculous in this context.
So, that's why I look for more naturalistic solutions. You know, like dodginess in the story, inconsistancies, yadda yadda.
If I take digs at David's occultic beliefs, it's only because he seeks to assert his over others out of spite
Fer instance, his continuous references to bloodsucking vampires are obvious digs at his archnemesis.
You'll get no argument with me on the Bish proclaiming his vampire-hunting intentions at Kirklees. Caled doesn't seem overly familiar with his idol's own article. Let him have a read of it himself, and see what he has to say about it.