Conspiracy & Religion

Submitted by: jinxjinx34 4 years ago in

How conspiracy and religion are similar
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Male 40,734
[quote]The premise was that religious people are more prone to believing in things without or with little evidence.[/quote]
@jinxjinx34: Thanks for the answer! You are polite & articulate, a rare combination at IAB! It`s not like I AM those things! Lolz!

THAT`S IT! That -is- the "conspiracy" he`s supporting: the (false) belief that religious people are "gullible" & believe anything!

The MAIN difference is? Non-R people believe DIFFERENT conspiracies than -R people! So those aren`t "conspiracies" in their (non-R) minds! But those stupid -R people believe OTHER stuff!

I`ll try to check back.

I`ll point out that a HUGE % of Democrats believe the "Bush caused 9/11" conspiracy... anything over 10% is huge in my books. (iirc it`s 43%?)

And that 3/4 of Americans DO NOT believe the "Warren Report" on JFK...
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Male 184
@5Cats- I know that the term "religion" is broad. I asked which definition you, in particular, used to determine that "He is... in fact... supporting... a conspiracy theory!!!" Also, what conspiracy theory is he supporting?

Claiming to know "TONS of atheists who believe the most OUTLANDISH conspiracy theories!" does nothing to support your claim. Neither does the fact that some of these theories may be true or partially true. The premise was that religious people are more prone to believing in things without or with little evidence. NOT that they are the only people who do. He merely demonstrates how religious belief and belief in conspiracy are similar. Can you construct an argument to refute him? Simply saying that he is supporting some sort of conspiracy as a means to discredit the content is weak, especially when you cannot support your your own claim.
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Male 3,231
Oh, I thought that religion was more like the scientific method... Except that you just give up after establishing the hypothesis.
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Male 40,734
@jinxjinx34: I know TONS of atheists who believe the most OUTLANDISH conspiracy theories!

"Religion" is a very broad term! Those who say "I`m Christian" but haven`t attended a Church in 10 years? Or ACTED like a Christian for that long either? Still get lumped in with "The Devout".

"Conspiracy Theory" is also a broad term! And guess what? SOME ARE TRUE!
Until they are "disproven" which is BLOODY difficult? It`s not fair to call them wrong at all.

Operation Blue Book: Now admitted to be EXACTLY what "Conspiracy KOOKS" claimed: fake! NOT an effort to "find evidence of UFOs" but in fact an effort to DISCREDIT and cover-up.

WHO falsely believed in a "conspiracy"? Those who believed the US Gov`t? Or those who doubted?

The "level of belief" is different as well...
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Male 184
@5Cats- "He is... in fact... supporting... a conspiracy theory!!!

Might be funny if it wasn`t so ironic.

"Religious people are MORE PRONE to believing conspiracy theories"?
NOPE! Unless you use a VERY VAGUE definition of both religion and/or conspiracy..."

What definitions of "religion" and "conspiracy" are YOU using? Also, what conspiracy theory is he supporting? Is it really that hard to see the fact that the same belief mechanisms that allow us to have strong convictions in religious faith are the same that allow us to subscribe to fantastic occurences in other aspects of our lives?
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Male 40,734
He is... in fact... supporting... a conspiracy theory!!!

Might be funny if it wasn`t so ironic.

"Religious people are MORE PRONE to believing conspiracy theories"?
NOPE! Unless you use a VERY VAGUE definition of both religion and/or conspiracy...
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Male 958
This is the propaganda they speak of.
The "rational explanation"

Don`t believe this turd for a moment.
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Male 6,077
@flying ltj,
Not judging. Perhaps, if you read my comment again, you`ll notice where I said I "hope" he wasn`t bashing. Go ahead, you can do it, give it a try!
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Male 339
@broizfam... if you didnt watch it, why comment on it?

Judge books by their covers much?
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Male 6,077
Couldn`t watch it. Hope he didn`t just bash religion since it`s long past time we let the religious be religious and the non-religious be non-religious.
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Male 7,774
Who put him up to this?
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Male 184
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