posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 05:32 PM
It's not clear to me what the ratio is of people who deny all conspiracy theories versus people who are able to believe in at least the existence of
conspiring men.. but I know it's hard to tell. Even of this site, I believe there are a lot of people who don't believe in much at all, never mind
the conspiracy theories - and they for example won't post in or look at a thread which touches conspiracies they find unlikely.
Anyway, if I could advise or suggest anything, it would be to lessen the firmness of your beliefs - you can still believe in the same things but keep
it from getting at you. Some things you were saying made me think you're talking about something ending the world (2012 per chance?) - if you're
firmly believing in some sort of apocalypse, you're bound to be driven crazy (because it's the end of the world, eh ;] ), so you might want to
quadrupo-check how reliable the sources are. In the end, no source but the first-hand source knows it's reliability, and even then it might not know
it's own validity. For example, due to the dynamics in climatological sciences, global warming being mostly the effect of our doings is true
depending which scientist you listen to. Same goes for any science that is confined in itself (like mathematics) - social science, biology, etc. -
noone should be too sure about anything.
By which I mean, be skeptic about everything, no matter how convincing it may sound. That goes for all kind of theories ;D
Still, I know what you mean, a lot of people don't believe in conspiracy theories at all - they cannot imagine people being evil to such an extent.
However, I believe it's not the people that are evil, but the institutes they form. I believe in evil corporations/companies and governments - and I
have many reasons to believe in those (WWII anyone?).
While it's one of the darkest feelings I have ever known, I think you should hang on to it even while people around you deny it's existence, because
it's out there and we need to be able to recognise, describe and prevent these events. But be cautious, because even when the intentions are good,
skepticism needs to be in place to ensure you can keep your legs on the ground in case the sources were wrong! :]
[edit on 21-9-2008 by scraze]