Good Research and Critical Thinking

Good research and critical thinking don’t always go hand in hand. I feel the need to bring up this topic, because most people who label those that question the nature of their reality as conspiracy theorists tend to underestimate the critical thinking aspect that’s involved in their research process. Now, I’m not going to say that every conspiracy theorist is a critical thinker. There are plenty of people who will just read something off the internet and take it as fact, simply because it sounds interesting and they want to believe it to be true, without actually researching it further to see if it holds any merit. How many times have you seen someone share a Facebook post without fact-checking it first to see if it’s legitimate, fictitious, or just someone’s opinion? It happens quite often in today’s era of “fake news”, and I have even been guilty of it myself.

So, what qualifies as good research? Being able to separate fact from fiction would, of course, be an excellent starting point. I take nothing away from those who have a photographic memory with the ability to retain information they are taught and regurgitate it back, since not everyone can do that, but very often there’s little to no critical thinking involved in the process. When researching conspiratorial topics such as ET’s, scientific evidence and historical facts are largely hard to come by, so applying critical thinking skills becomes a necessity when attempting good research. I wasn’t confident in my ability to do this until I had gathered sufficient knowledge about different cultures around the world to be able to formulate enough high-quality and thought-provoking comparisons that would make even the biggest skeptic pause and reconsider their way of thinking. Reading ancient texts like the Nag Hammadi Library, the Emerald Tablets of Thoth, the Enuma Elish, and yes, even the Bible, gives you more of a complete picture of the cosmic forces in which we share our vast universe with. If you believe the Bible, for example, is the only book that matters, then you’re only looking at a small fractal of the truth. It’s like being given only one piece in a box of a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle and believing you solved the puzzle just because that’s all you were given. The reality is, it simply isn’t enough.

Being able to compare and contrast ancient texts is imperative if you want to have a better understanding of the gods and our place in the universe. For example, if you read about Inanna’s descent into the underworld without taking the Gilgamesh epic into consideration, you’re not going to understand why Ereshkigal is so angry at Inanna upon her arrival to the underworld. The same can be said regarding the importance of reading the Gnostic texts in context with the Bible. When doing so, it becomes clear that there are major differences between the Jesus of the Bible and the Jesus found in the Nag Hammadi Library. Once you’re able to think more analytically rather than just read information from a book and put it in your own words, then you’ve become more than just a researcher. You’ve now become a critical thinker, and that is something far more impressive than simply restating the facts or reiterating someone else’s opinion.

I can say from experience, there is no greater feeling than connecting your own dots and drawing your own conclusions. Sometimes it happens even when you least expect it. Case in point, when I was driving alone in my car about a month or so ago, I began contemplating about Simon Magus’ connection to the Antichrist when I recalled Nostradamus’ prophesy about Mabus. I put two and two together and realized that not only was Mabus actually Simon Magus, but Nostradamus himself was likely a reincarnation of Simon the Sorcerer! This was not something that I read on a conspiratorial website, but rather a conclusion that I drew based on my knowledge of both men. That’s the true meaning of critical thinking for me.

How many people really have time for that though? The system is intentionally designed to constantly keep us distracted so that we can never figure out what’s actually going on behind the scenes. Most people who aren’t genuine truth seekers would rather sit in front of their televisions and allow some talking head from their preferred mainstream media news channel do their thinking for them. If you’re able to work a full-time job, take care of the kids, maintain some semblance of a social life, and still make time for thinking critically about the world around you, then you’re definitely ahead of the curve. That doesn’t mean you’re always going to find the answers to everything you’re looking for, but I’d much rather be wrong about something that came from my own way of thinking than blindly accepting somebody else’s perspective just because they’re a person of power and influence.

In the year 2020, being able to use discernment is a great asset to have and will ultimately help guide you through these unprecedented times.

Justin

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