|Sent on:||Monday, March 11, 2013 12:29 AM|
I think the conspiracists do derive some psychological
benefit from their beliefs. They are comforted by their
belief that they have secret inside knowledge that the
powers that be don't want anyone to know about.
And of course because they have this secret knowledge,
they can take steps to avoid being victims of the
conspiracy, unlike the rest of us who are pitifully
unaware of all the intrigue swirling above our heads.
After all, Snopes is just a cover created by the
Illuminati to keep us calm and make us think that these
conspiracies aren't real. ;-)
On Wed, 6 Mar[masked]:26:55 -0500
Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
> I don't really want to talk about that person, because
>she's no longer a
> member here. But the ideas themselves- I just don't get
>it. What would lead
> a person to have such irrational beliefs and fears and
>prejudice- is it
> fear itself or just plain paranoia?
> Someone being overly fervent about religion, I can
>almost understand since
> religion serves as a big sac of folderol that can make
>one feel safer from
> scary things like death, the universe and of course
> entities like that God fella. But at least there's SOME
> benefit, unlike with the paranoid conspiracy stuff.
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