Originally Posted by Cado
I'd also note that a lot of these discussions occur because the people taking part are hesitant to start down either path, so they discredit the concept in their minds as a way to justify delay tactics. I'm not saying everyone is doing that, and I'm not saying there's something bad or wrong about doing it. This isn't for everyone. In fact this can be pretty f'ing scary if you're committed. You will experience the annihilation of your self while you're fully conscious, and although this death is actually transformation it is terrifying when you're on the brink. There's a reason most will stay asleep.
It may also be due to not fully understanding either path? Words can be inadequate sometimes to describe something, and if a person doesn't 'get it' then it's easier to just write it off. I was the same with football...I find it boring, I don't understand it, it's just silly to me that grown men would run around kicking a ball and yet it is given so much importance in Australian culture (and American for that matter)...just as an analogy.