Too many words may interfere with art and religion. Man is ill-advised to speak tooprofusely about God; and God's own silence is the most revealing communication he may makeof himself to man. If the silence with which God responds to man's suffering seems to bean invitation for man to give in to the suffering, Wiesel would say that a refusal to God's silence as an excuse for unbelief is the only responsible way out of the dilemma. Toaffirm and preserve the human (by eating the bowl of soup on Yom Kippur, for example?) inthe face of inhumanity often requires that man argue with the divine silence, and affirmthe transcendent in the universe by taking issue with its apparent absence. In aroundabout way, man's indignant protest against God's silence would be deprived of meaningif there were no Presence back of the Silence.
"What's really changed is that before the Internet you could do something really stupid and maybe someone would take a picture of it, so there's the picture and the film, and you could physically capture that," says Rosen. "You can't capture things on the Internet. What's very clear to me from this Pott case, and other cases around the country, is that for raped or sexually assaulted young girls, it's one thing that people are gossiping about you in school, but when you add images that they can keep forwarding, it really can seem like the whole world knows."
The injustice perpetrated in an unknown land concerns me; I am responsible. He who is not among the victims is with the executioners. This was the meaning of the holocaust; it implicated not only Abraham or his son, but their God as well. 
The work of Elie Wiesel is a courageous, sustained protest against indifference. It hasovercome the Holocaust by defying it, by refusing to give up the human and thetranscendent. His witness to the Holocaust, by its very defiance, has broken thestranglehold of despair on him. And, whatever may be its impact on mankind, it has allowedElie Wiesel himself to remain human.
Only one parent of the accused boys returned a call to Rolling Stone. He asked that we not name his son and said the story has been wildly misreported. "We are extremely saddened about what happened to Audrie," he says. "But the story that things went viral, that the picture went up on Facebook, it is flat untrue. This was not Steubenville. It was a prank by a few kids, and it's blown out of proportion. Audrie had a lot of other problems in her life, and everybody in Saratoga knows that."
Her friends knew Audrie had body-image issues. She refused to eat in public. "She wouldn't eat anything for breakfast," says Amanda, one of Audrie's closest friends. "She would eat an orange at lunch and then wait for dinner. If she felt hungry, when no one was looking she would eat. Or I would make her eat."
The human heart cries out for help; the human soul implores us for deliverance; but we do not heed their cries, for we neither hear nor understand. But the man who hears and understands we call mad, and flee from him. 
Many years later, I would discover the work of and other "debunkers," with their broad proclamations and arrogant boasts. One of Randis books is titled , as he put his opinion of those he investigated and the phenomenas legitimacy in the book's title. The "debunkers" usually have no idea of what they are talking about, as they are bereft of and most have never even pursued it.
For anybody who risked a few hundred dollars (Silva has always given refunds to anybody who wanted their money back for any reason) and some time, they could have proven those things to themselves, and they can today. Nobody needs to read "research," hear "debunkers," or watch "psychics" on TV. They can prove it to themselves. We cannot prove our experiences to anybody else, not really, but we can prove it to ourselves. The miracles that Jesus performed did not seem so impossible anymore, but neither did they provide a basis for worshipping the man. He was a great master, yes, but he was demonstrating abilities inherent in everybody, and he said we would "do greater works" than he performed. I believe it, now. Over the years, I have participated in and witnessed phenomena that went far beyond "working cases."
Looking back on it, her friends think that these problems developed in middle school, during several years of sexually tinged bullying. Most people can recall their own nightmarish junior-high humiliations, but even by those standards, the Redwood Middle School Class of 2011 set a new bar. "This is a mean group of kids," Sheila recalls one teacher telling her. Audrie belonged to the dominant group, but that offered little protection. One boy – who later left school – made a "hot list" of girls and had admitted to dreams about killing Audrie, prompting school administrators to separate him from her.
Studying the debunkers work was educational. Randi was so highly biased that he disqualified himself as an investigator. There are a fair number of reasons why Randi and others are doomed if they really seek evidence of the paranormal and abilities of human consciousness that go beyond the ability to rationalize. Their goal is "proving" that their narrow view of reality is "right."
Experiencing the paranormal is one of the easiest things to achieve if one seeks sincerely and leaves one's mind open. If people fervently believe that there is nothing to the paranormal, they will probably never experience it, or if they do, their minds will go into overdrive to convince themselves that they did not have the experience. Wanting to be right might be humanity's greatest failing.
On top of that, for the past few years, Audrie had a particularly tortured relationship with her body. By the time she was 13, she'd sprouted 34DD breasts. Though this won her attention from boys, it also made her morbidly self-conscious. During freshman year, she became obsessed with the shape of her stomach and liked to wear too-small clothes to be more like her friends. "She wanted," says her mother, "to be just like the superskinny Asian girls in her circle."