The Bent Spoon - The Skeptical Magazine for the True Believer
Hello everyone, this is my first post. For a long time I have been trying to figure out promote skepticism to the true believers of paranormal phenomena. They seem to have this distorted view on what skepticism is and what it is all about. So recently I have started an online magazine called “The Bent Spoon” which covers paranormal topics in a skeptical way, we call it the skeptical magazine for the true believer. We are trying to appeal to people blinded by belief and we just want to make them think.We describe the eZine as follows:"In the landscape of paranormal media, there are traditionally two unique, yet separate, brands. One geared toward the believers, and the other more skeptical in nature. The problem is that the true believers rarely, if ever, embrace a skeptical attitude or ask tough questions of their community; instead preferring to surround themselves with likeminded individuals that reinforce their own belief systems. And the skeptics, likewise, promote science and critical thinking largely to those already open to it, or who are active participants in the skeptical community. This results in an echo chamber effect, wherein the same ideas are bounced back and forth, guru-student relationships are inadvertently created, and neither side ends up learning much about the other.Enter: The Bent Spoon.The Bent Spoon is a skeptical magazine for the true believer. Within its pages you will find Q&A between those with opposing viewpoints, interviews with leading investigators and thinkers, as well as articles which will not only provide in-depth analysis, but also be critical of both believers and skeptics alike. Along with reviews, comic strips, and other lighter fare, The Bent Spoon hopes to foster an attitude of outreach, forming a middle ground where believers and skeptics can come together and have a conversation about the issues and questions we’ve all given thought to.The Bent Spoon. Where extraordinary claims meet ordinary explanations." Does anyone have any advice, questions, comments or interest in something like this? I will take all the help I can get. We are getting ready to release issue 3 which covers spirit communication. Like I said before, all I want to do is plant a seed and make people think instead of just saying “yup it is supernatural.” Anyway, thanks everyone.