posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 08:15 AM
a reply to: Sahabi
I can't really say that I've fallen for conspiracies, per se, that didn't happen, but I've been gullible to a few things prior to actually starting to
pay attention to the world.
I do know that 9/11 isn't what it was said to be by government officials, but I believed the official story for many years (I was in the military at
the time of the event--still makes me sad to think about all of those people). That's one that always jumps to mind.
I'd say that I was duped into the whole Ancient Alien theory by reading Zecharia Sitchin's works (bought the first book by chance at the airport on my
way to Germany while in the Army)--I ended up reading all of the books in his series. I still think that there is more to the "myths" from ancient
civilizations, but I fully understand how misleading and untruthful many of Sitchin's (and others like him) claims in the books are. That was a bit
disappointing when I had that come-to-Jesus moment.
I would say that the biggest conspiracy that I was ever an active part of in my life would be the Christian religion--I haven't been a believer in a
god or followed a religion since I was about 22, but wasn't an active believer since about age 15. It wasn't until I was in the Army and started
really getting into the historicity of world religions (thanks to Sitchin's books) that I realized that there is no way that so much can be borrowed
and condensed from prior religions and cultures, then bastardized and concepts stolen and added and it still be true (or based on truth), let alone be
an infallible word of god.
So, yeah, religion would be the greatest conspiracy mistake of my life. I'm guessing that I'm not alone in that one.