Hey everyone it's me, your friend Mikhael who had a major mental breakdown over the past 2 weeks, how y'all doin?
So after seeing my shrink and agreeing to go back on my meds I am doing. Considerably better and I apologize for making a circus out of this forum for a hot minute there and thank y'all for being extraordinarily patient with me.
With a more level head now, things are making so much more sense and I'm almost back to my normal. So how about I try all this shit again with a clear mind now that I'm like 60% more sane.
Fatima was a story constructed by a poor child known for her storytelling and by some great coincidence, she happened to have everyones attention around what might have been a sun dog or halo. She claimed years later that Mary gave her 3 great secrets but whoops, none of them were actually predictions before the fact.
Lourdes is another claim of an apparition that supposedly has things she could never know like the fact that Mary should now be called the immaculate conception...cept she was being surrounded by thousands of devout Catholics so I'm sure at least a handful of them were calling Mary that. Supposedly dancing her finger through fire? It's actually an easy parlor trick that any other rambunctious brat could teach her.
Early accounts of miracles are sketch af with little documentation and who is to say the doctor documenting shit wasn't paid off? I didn't realize how FAST Lourdes blew up man, thousands of people within months? Sounds like the church would be invested fast.
Psychosomatic disorders are not what I thought they were. There's not much known but damn theyre amazing. Paralysis, deafness, pain, they can all be the result of a psychosomatic disease which could account for a lot of supposedly miraculous cases, especially modern day. I'm not a doctor and I don't know exactly what they mean when those who examine people at Lourdes say there is no known medical explanation for a healing, but I'm sure with all the doctors involved, many have their own theories. It's very likely many do look at some amazing cases and wonder if they are a case of something psychological at work but we just don't know enough yet
Miracles have dropped off super fast and while some of that is probably due to the fact that modern medicine has made the need for "miracles" lessened or excluded some cases from being considered, it's still 1 or 2 out if 10 million every few years
Miracles or unexplained coincidences ?
Idfk what anyone saw over that church in Egypt but those photos are fake as shit, and as for the Akita case, it's not nearly as straight forward as the accounts first said. Just because, for example, the stories claim the doctors testing the samples were not told what they were testing doesn't make it true, nor does it mean they were given authentic samples of anything.
Finally, I realize now, ibwas putting about 400% more trust in what people claimed happened than I should have. I fail to realize sometimes how the church has absolutely controlled parts of history with an iron fist. I know first-hand how much just our own government can cover up, let alone an entity that controls over 1 billion people
In summary, what did I learn this month?
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