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Conspiracy and superstition

Posted on Thursday, 29 November, 2007 | Comment icon 7 comments


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"Conspiracy theories can be like the more malign aspects of cults."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Eric Raven The Skeptic on 30 November, 2007, 18:14
Good article.
Comment icon #2 Posted by AtheistGod on 30 November, 2007, 18:50
Good article and yes it does apply to mots conspiracy theories I've heard. However there are a few conspiracies that I believe do have some validity and should be looked into. Many people laughed at the idea Nixon was corrupt and this conspiracy was blown out of the water. Naturally of course I'm skeptical of most conspiracies especially when they involve reptiles, aliens and supernatural beings etc. I looked into the idea of a new world order a few years ago to see if there was an validity to many of the claims people make and I surprised myself. I found that indeed there is more to the story... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by Enigma wrapped in a puzzle on 30 November, 2007, 20:32
Good article. What a surprising post coming from you....... I am sure you understand sarcasm or are you skeptical on that too?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Eric Raven The Skeptic on 30 November, 2007, 20:38
What a surprising post coming from you....... I am sure you understand sarcasm or are you skeptical on that too? Thanks for the kind words.. I assume you just love CT's. I feel so much joy from you.
Comment icon #5 Posted by klc9100 on 30 November, 2007, 21:02
this article is BS (i think). the reason a conspiracy theory seemingly invokes soo many beliefs in the alternative, is because people already feel soo manipulated & used in todays society. people are angry & confused about certain things and feel lied-to by the powers that be (government, church, school, ect.). it doesn't take a conspiracy theory to know that "evil is all around". it just takes common sense. it doesn't take someone "frightening you into believing in the devil" for you to become a little paranoid. it just takes watching the news. there is a BIG difference between "buyin... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by Eric Raven The Skeptic on 30 November, 2007, 21:12
this article is BS (i think). the reason a conspiracy theory seemingly invokes soo many beliefs in the alternative, is because people already feel soo manipulated & used in todays society. people are angry & confused about certain things and feel lied-to by the powers that be (government, church, school, ect.). it doesn't take a conspiracy theory to know that "evil is all around". it just takes common sense. it doesn't take someone "frightening you into believing in the devil" for you to become a little paranoid. it just takes watching the news. there is a BIG difference between "buyin... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by klc9100 on 30 November, 2007, 21:45
Heeeeey. Don't call me uptight and I like being in a box. this doesn't surprise me at all . LOL (it's better than being in the closet i guess)


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