guest_of_logic: I don't know; maybe they die in very remote locations and make an effort to go someplace their remains won't be found. Just speculating.
Carmel: Maybe. ...and maybe fairies and elves do the same?
No, they dissolve into magic dust - didn't you know that?
Carmel wrote:yes, I'm a skeptic, but in spite of that I don't believe in the premise that all Truth can be divined through logic alone.
Yes, I've noticed that your skepticism extends to some of the prevailing claims here at GF.
Carmel wrote:I have quite a few beliefs that I could never explain logically, nor am I compelled to make the attempt. I have no desire to either explain or defend them. I already know all the counterarguments, all of which, are logically viable, but in no way negate my beliefs and never will.
Care to share?
guest_of_logic: I'm betting the Santa Claus lie cut you pretty badly.
Carmel: I presume you're being facetious
No, I was being serious.
Carmel wrote:but there's actually some truth to that statement. I remember the exact moment that I stopped believing in Santa Claus. One day, the protective bubble of magical thinking and childhood delusion abruptly popped. The realization of it was insidious, crept over me like a hard, cold chill. A sort of existential reality settled into my young bones. I guess I've never really fully shook that feeling out of my bones.
I figured something like that was the case. Discovering that your parents have deliberately and consistently lied to you over a period of years isn't particularly fun either.
Carmel wrote:...but the good news is, when Santa Claus left, he took the bogeyman with him. ;)
Your final Christmas present from the North Pole...