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Do you think conspiracy theory is just getting old?

  1. Keith Ham profile image60
    Keith Hamposted 3 years ago

    I've heard it all a thousand times and more. The this, the that, the whatever, the evil organizations. In fact, just moments ago I received a comment on how FB was invented by the CIA, isn't that crazy? I know some of you do believe this stuff and I don't mean to offend, I know there is conspiracy out there its not really a secret anymore, but not every single thing that is popular is some subplot for a greater evil. What are your thoughts on this?

    1. Zelkiiro profile image85
      Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Conspiracy theories are fun, mindless fiction.

      1. Keith Ham profile image60
        Keith Hamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        When considered as fiction.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, I get tired of griping in general... sometimes I think conspiracy theorists are just ppl who have taken complaining to a whole different level.

    3. swordsbane profile image61
      swordsbaneposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I would say they are harmless and amusing, except for the fact that influential members of the community sometimes harbor the idea that this or that conspiracy theory is true and they have the power to do something stupid in the name of uncovering the Real Truth.

      Also, I find that sometimes when I'm arguing in what I see as a rational and logical way against government excess or some kind of rights violation, someone comes out and joins my side, but then blames it on the lizard people or the Illuminati or some such nonsense.  It undermines what I'm saying by... at the very least, distracting people from a sane argument and draw them into a fun, but ultimately pointless tangent.

    4. classicalgeek profile image87
      classicalgeekposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That's what THEY would like you to think.

  2. Shanna11 profile image91
    Shanna11posted 3 years ago

    I agree with Zelkiiro. They're just fun to talk and joke about, but I don't take them seriously and I have to admit I kind of look down on those who take conspiracy theories seriously.

    They're unprovable and untestable because any lack of evidence suddenly becomes "part of the conspiracy". It's a pointless circle.

    1. Keith Ham profile image60
      Keith Hamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly but when that circle becomes tedious I can't help but just shake my head and not understand. All of this hate and mistrust is stemmed from nothing, its spreading negativity for the sake of nothing.

  3. SimeyC profile image90
    SimeyCposted 3 years ago

    Aha - you're obviously working for the government trying to dissuade everyone and make us think that the conspiracy theories are simply wrong! Of course you could be one of those lizard aliens that are taking over the leaders of the world!

    1. Keith Ham profile image60
      Keith Hamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Darn it, I've been found out!

  4. innersmiff profile image78
    innersmiffposted 3 years ago

    'Conspiracy theory' has become a label to slap on anyone at least vaguely interested in figuring out why it is humanity is in such an almighty mess. It's just a media meme, and clearly everybody who's posted in this thread so far has been infected with it. Are you all implying that anybody who might theorise that more than one person might have got together and planned something is a raving lunatic? Good luck with that.

    1. Zelkiiro profile image85
      Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Because we're totally supposed to take idiotic tales of reptilian overlords and superpowered frat houses seriously, I guess.

      1. innersmiff profile image78
        innersmiffposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        The intellectual takes any theory seriously that presents valid evidence, regardless of how 'idiotic' it sounds.

        I don't close my ears arbitrarily. If somebody wished to present to me valid evidence of reptilian theory I would be happy to hear it. So far I haven't seen any, so it is relegated to 'unproven'.

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 3 years ago

    This thread makes me think of the Mel Gibson movie "Conspiracy Theory." He thought everything was a conspiracy, so when people started trying to kill him he didn't know which one he'd been right about.

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    Sooner28posted 3 years ago

    The conspiracy label, when used as the sole contrary argument, is buncombe.  Instead of a refutation of alternatives, the official story's veracity is accepted and believed in the same way a comatose christian accepts and believes the virgin birth.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, way to slip the dig in there. If I weren't so incredibly tuned in to sly affronts, it would have gone by completely unnoticed!

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        Sooner28posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Lol.  Not all christians are comatose. There are thoughtful ones. 

        But many don't even question whether a virgin birth actually happened; they just take what their pastor tells them an go on with life, never contemplating how ridiculous it sounds that a virgin birth actually occurred.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          We're too busy imagining how we slithered out of the ocean, grew legs and started chatting on internet forums.

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            Sooner28posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Haha.  I'm glad you have a sense of humor.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Me too.

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                Sooner28posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Just think about it though.  If your daughter/friend/cousin/niece came to you and said they were a virgin, but God had implanted a divine seed in them, I'd bet you'd be skeptical.

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                  Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  If her name were Mary and she were written about in the word of God, and she turned out to be the mother of Jesus, I would have fewer doubts... but one of my kids' friends kids... yes, I'd be skeptical.

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                    Sooner28posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Fair enough.   If it's the word of God, that would be true.

                    How do you know it's the word of God though?

        2. MelissaBarrett profile image60
          MelissaBarrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Virgin births are quite possible... rare but very very possible.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    ^^^^^^ There aren't nearly enough conspiracy theories dealing with porn. Maybe if there were, I'd be more interested in them.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    There's no doubt we're an interesting group.

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There... fixed it for you.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't even know that was possible. Im a little scared, although if that were gonna happen anywhere this is the right thread for it.

 
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