You stated that: "Brian, the reason it's so difficult to discuss anything with you is that you always are so quick jump to mainstream conclusions without providing a single iota of evidence to back up your position, you deny the alternate hypotheses without giving a shred of consideration to the arguments presented, and then quickly go off on your predictable sarcasm, intimidation, and name calling that only serves to weaken your already very tenuous position. Your latest post is simply another hallmark example...."
Please Ori, I have been here a long time.
There simply isn't "one" alternative hypothesis
out there that can credibly hold water. I have been
one of those who has bought book after book, from James
Churchward and Zecharia Sitchin, to Erik von Daniken and Laurence
Gardner. Not one of them, after serious research and due diligence, ever
panned out. Not one.
So, I decided to get my hands dirty, and
dig a little into orthodoxy, and lo and behold,
most of what I read, made sense. I will admit to having
to read most of it twice, and three times, so that I might say
that what I understand, I am comfortable with. But there are further
problems with "alternative" histories of our great monuments of antiquity.
Every time you dig into one, another pops up. It is nothing more than a publishing
houses version of "Whack-A-Mole." So after many years and a thousand dollars of alternative
book investments, I have come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter to the authors if what they
are preaching misleads, misinforms, or even blatantly lies to the reader, the game is simply selling books.
I started a thread a while back,
about Giza being a huge cemetery. I posted
links, articles, and evidence that suggested The
Three Pyramids at Giza were tombs, surrounded by tombs.
I posted information about the discovery of ramps leading from
the quarries to the pyramid complex areas. I posted information on
how when one died, they went "Westing", and how Giza was across The Nile
from their cities, to the west. I posted information on the fact that burials
had taken place there since the First Dynasty. But you, Cladking, and others discounted
everything I stated in my position, and constantly asked one question. "Are Cathedrals cemeteries?"
Others here, much more knowledgeable
about the histories of this region, have also
invested time and effort here on similar subjects,
only to have you, Audrey, Jon, and Mr. King do everything
possible to remove any credibility they have, and to cast innuendo
and insults hoping to cloud the issues, rather than to illuminate them.
So I hope you understand, that after
reading posts from you, Jon, Mr. King, and
Audrey for years, I have come to the conclusion
that you are not here to add to serious discussions
regarding The Pyramids at Giza, Roman Quarries, anything
to do with Babylon, and most everything else, you are here to
detract from serious discussion. I admit, I thought that you were
here to continue the "Lost Civilization" hypothesis for Graham, as his
new book was just coming out. I was wrong. In my humble opinion, you are simply
here to give cover to Scott Creighton and his wacky notions in print. If I am wrong again,
so be it.
I hope you don't take this as a personal
attack, as I still enjoy watching you twist and
turn, doing everything you can to twist the truth, demonize
it, and warp it beyond comprehension so that readers here might remain
as ignorant as possible. After all, these are the people who buy Scott's books.
I should know, I was one of them.
All the best,