It's rational, not rash.
Nope, not rational.... and I will explain why, not just make a simple assertion, like you have. (Nice sounding line, though
At the time of the original post, we had three possibilities:
1. The new member is relating events that acutally happened.
2. The new member is relating events that they honestly believed happened, but did not.
3. The new member is knowingly relating events that never happened.
For the sake of argument, lets toss out #1, because we have seen no evidence for it yet. (sorry jeff, dems da breaks
So we are left with #2 & #3, both of which were valid possibilities. Whatever any given person's subjective estimate of the validity of each of these possibilities, there was not enough information to choose one over the other. The circumstances as described at the time were to vague to rule out an honest mistake or Jeff having been tricked by his buds. Thus, choosing one over the other is irrational.
And since we couldn't rationally choose one, it makes since to play it cool, give jeff the benifit of the doubt, and wait for more info. Also choosing the other course and insulting Jeff with accusations could very well have led to him taking that information elsewere, making that choice doubly irrational. Luckily, jeff seems to be the thick skinned type.
And I'll have to see the video before I believe it, and I don't even know if I'd believe it then -- video can be faked.
This is reasonable, and I am with you on this. I have long felt that people are wasting their time gathering evidence with cameras & recorders but ignoring protocols for handling said evidence. Protocols that should be as tight or tighter than any forensics team's and verified and audited by a third party. After all, this is life & death we are talking about, right?
I don't mean to be rude or offensive, but to post what looks like a child's doodling and expect that people will buy that it was done by a ghost is offensive to my intelligence.
Whatever you judge the relative capabilities of ghost, children and ghost-children in the realm of doodling to be, I think it might be wise to cultivate in yourself a mental aproach to internet forums that allows you to take things more in stride. I am not trying to be snarky when I say that to you, just helpful. it really does not pay to let little stuff like this upset you. It's just the internet, right?
Lastly Oak, I am sorry if you have taken my urgings in this thread amiss. I have no desire to stifle people's opinions, but we really have a great thing here with this forum. We have a fun, easy going atmosphere of family and civil discourse that I feel is one of this forum's greatest strengths. I try to promote that as much as I can. Especially the civility part. I am not saying that you can't disagree with or disbelieve any given post, but I do urge you to pick your words with a thought for the other person, that's all.