Dear Mr. Paulides,
First of all, condolences for the loss of your son Ben. I wish you great strength every day.
Second, if you read this letter on your video channel, I wish to remain anonymous.
Dave, I appreciate all the work you do regarding Missing 411 and Bigfoot, and it has been very eye opening. I have bought all of your Missing 411 books and am currently reading them. I watch all of your videos.
I am a theist, but I have not always been theist. I suppose I am just a “general theist.” I don’t believe I can prove “God” exists, it’s just my opinion, and my choice to have that opinion.
There was a time in my life I considered myself an atheist-based Buddhist. And before that I was a theistic Christian. I am not Christian today, simply because after much research, my opinion is that Jesus Christ probably never existed. Generally, my opinion is that all Abrahamic religions are myth, and there is very little content in the Bible that has any historicity.
That said, I do believe negative paranormal phenomena are real and that humanity has been trying to cope with it throughout history. So for example, while I don’t believe Jesus existed, it appears that “Christian exorcisms” sometimes work.
I’m not sure what the purpose of “religions” ought to be, as religions seem to meddle far too much into politics. In my opinion, probably the most legitimate job of religious clergy is to keep negative paranormal phenomena away from the human family. Call it “exorcisms” and “ghost-busting,” if you like.
I do find it very weird that the further I dive into the rabbit hole of the historicity of Jesus Christ, whenever I return to the surface I’m empty handed – especially in the area of corroboration. By contrast, going down the rabbit hole of evidence for Sasquatch and UFOs, whenever I return to the surface I have incredibly compelling evidence – and with lots of corroboration. By corroboration, what I mean is stories with lots of commonalities and overlap. (And of course though many deny it, we do have actual hard evidence for Sasquatch and UFOs.)
I don’t care if others believe in Jesus Christ, or if they believe in any other 2000+ years old religion. As long as they understand that at the end of the day their beliefs in the historicity of it are ultimately just their “opinion.” Once they say their opinions aren’t opinions and insist they are “facts,” I keep my distance.
Regarding your research results of the suspicious over-representation of the disappearance of Germans and physicists, and especially German physicists, I have two ideas about that.
1) It’s my opinion that the Jewish people launched a spiritual war against the German people before World War II. If my opinion is true, it appears that Germans aren’t the slightest bit aware of the war against them, or what a “spiritual war” means, or even entails. Am I suggesting that one group has petitioned negative paranormal entities to attack another group? Yes, that’s what I’m suggesting. Before anyone says my suggestion is “antisemitic,” it’s important to note that these things actually do happen. For example, the history of Skinwalker Ranch shows that the Navajo Indians cursed the Ute Indians.
2) If my first opinion is too far afield for some, my second opinion is that perhaps the types of German people that have gone missing have what is called a “naturalist” point of view of the Universe. A naturalist divorces all notions of the supernatural and paranormal having an effect on the world. The character of “The Professor” on the TV show Gilligan’s Island is a good example of this. My second opinion is similar to my first opinion, in that a person can’t defend themselves from something that is true but they already disbelieve. In other words, a false-prejudgement. I think most people agree that false prejudgments aren’t an asset. I would say the naturalist world view is a false prejudgment on the world.
Now of course, I have no idea how you could measure my second opinion unless the missing people left behind detailed notes about their world view in “the public record” before they went missing. So this is obviously speculation.
If you want something to compare a spiritual attack on the German people to, we can easily speculate that the USA is currently under some kind of spiritual attack.
Dave, you had a Missing 411 episode of Episcopalians that went missing. Obviously, we can’t speak for all Episcopalians, but generally, Episcopalianism is a liberal form of Christianity. (Episcopalianism is basically the American version of “Church of England.”) And we know that liberalism is usually coupled with a naturalist perspective on the world. Harboring a naturalist point of view should create cognitive dissonance for anyone that purports to be Christian (or any other religion for that matter). In other words if you’re going to believe in a dying and rising savior-God, then there is a whole lot of other supernatural concepts you should be open to, but naturalism in the back your mind would mute or delete these concepts.
So when religious people go missing, I think it’s worth asking, “What kind of religious people go missing?” I am not suggesting that only “true-believers of the right religion” have immunity from victimhood. In fact it’s possible that no amount of religion is enough protection. And it’s possible there is no “proper belief system” that will protect anyone. Regardless, I think it is worth asking two questions even if we’re only left pondering.
1) Did any one person or any group petition negative paranormal entities against the victim?
2) What was the victim’s beliefs about the paranormal and supernatural? Can we do some armchair speculation?
Keep up the great work Dave! I am looking forward to your new documentary!
Anonymous Fan & General-Theist Guy from San Diego