Some faiths really are better — I accept those that uplift & improve (e.g., Christianity); I reject those that control & destroy (e.g., Climate Change).
On my recent trip, I ended up talking to a very bright man who believes unquestioningly that Big Foot (aka Sasquatch) exists — and he doesn’t stop with believing in just one Big Foot in the Pacific Northwest. He believes, instead, that there are vast colonies of these creatures spread throughout North America. According to this man, he personally saw Big Foot’s tracks in the snow once, gigantic deep imprints that were five feet apart and that proved that a giant hominid had headed up the mountainside at a run. He also cites to other people’s anecdotal evidence of run-ins with Big Foot.
When I asked how it is that no sightings have ever been corroborated and why nobody has been able to produce hard evidence of their existence, he had an answer: The United States government is hiding Big Foot colonies with help from the Air Force. If you’re wondering why the government is doing this, the man will tell you that the government is afraid that, because Big Foot colonies are the original indigenous hominids in America, if the government ceased hiding their existence, America would be obligated to return the entire United States to the Sasquatch people.
The fact that the U.S. government has successfully resisted returning America to the Native Americans who were here before Europeans came, did not impress him. When I offered that it was probable that the government would resist Big Foot’s demands for the return of its land, he told me that the risk of losing in a legal battle with Sasquatch was too great. The government had to keep its Big Foot secret.