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To appreciate why this form of reasoning is seductive, consider the alternative: major events having minor or mundane causes -- for example, the assassination of a president by a single, possibly mentally unstable, gunman, or the death of a princess because of a drunk driver. This presents us with a rather chaotic and unpredictable relationship between cause and effect. Instability makes most of us uncomfortable; we prefer to imagine we live in a predictable, safe world, so in a strange way, some conspiracy theories offer us accounts of events that allow us to retain a sense of safety and predictability.-Bruce Schneier
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
The bottom line is, if you don't believe, you are under the control of others. I say this because if you don't have your OWN beliefs, then you DO have the beliefs of OTHERS. This is VERY dangerous, as it obviously leads you wide open to deception. Once you ONLY follow the beliefs of others, your free will is gone.