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Re: [humanism-174] "The Bible" on History Channel

From: Greg P.
Sent on: Saturday, March 9, 2013 10:35 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. ;-)

-Greg

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 
>intimidating mythical
> entities like that God fella. But at least there's SOME 
>psychological
> benefit, unlike with the paranoid conspiracy stuff.

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