Originally posted by die_another_day
But religion is "respected" and "sacred" and cannot be touched by those who question it.
Conspiracy theories are constantly being put down even when they are valid questions and very part of the real world.
Religious Zealots are just as often disregarded as conspiracy theorists are, perhaps more so in private. Even amongst themselves, a large number do
it/are part of it, simply for political purposes. They look at the ones that actually believe, like they're bonkers.
It's a read between the lines kind of thing.
The only difference between the two, is that one group has a positive public perception, the other a negative. That's the main difference.
In my opinion, religion was created as a means of control. Conspiracy theories, have the opposite effect. But, I do believe most CT movements, have
been infiltrated and are being directed by people no different than religion is directed.
The means of control is opposite however. Religion, very obvious and their political stands are as you see them. I think the control being exerted in
the CT crowds are people creating the dumbest, out there theories, and roping in people to make them look outright nutters.
We don't believe in birth control (Whatever corporate political interest and their benefit is behind the message, ensures the church speaks it).
Follower reaction, "we against birth control."
Consequences: People pop out babies cause they're not using BC. (Probably a positive here for someone, some corporation, never totally understood the
gains in this one, but there surely are some)
Aliens robots and shapeshifting reptilians stole my baby!
Follower reaction, "OMG NWO is trying to depopulate us"
Consequences, everyone thinks the CT crowd is balls out nuts. No one believes a thing they say.
So the gains here are obvious, label someone a CT nut should they ever have actual damaging info on someone...
edit on 26-4-2013 by boncho
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