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Some folks label me a “conspiracy nut”.
Some others label me a “conspiracy debunker”.
It all depends on who is labeling me as such.
And I don’t mind when people label me either way because there is no topic as fascinating as “conspiracies” and “conspiracy theories”.
Conspiracies have always existed from time immemorial.
Whenever two or more plot something detrimental to the third party, that is conspiracy.
Here is a good quote from Edward Epstein from WALL STREET JOURNAL:
“Conspiracy, a word derived from the Latin “to breathe together,” has been a salient part of the darker side of recorded history ever since some 60 conspirators in the Roman senate, including Brutus and Cassius, plotted together to assassinate Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.
Nowadays the “C” word does not always sit well with journalists, who commonly employ it in conjunction with “theory” to describe paranoid distortions of reality.
Even so, a criminal conspiracy is not a rare phenomenon.
Not only was a foreign conspiracy responsible for the monstrous 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center (as well as the previous attempt to blow it up in 1993) but, according to the Center on Law and Security at Fordham University, over 90% of routine federal indictments for terrorist attacks since 9/11 contain at least one conspiracy charge.
The government’s pursuit of conspiracies is by no means limited to terrorism. Conspiracy charges are the rule rather than the exception in cases brought against businessmen accused of fixing prices, evading environmental regulations, using insider information or laundering money.”
Yes, conspiracies exist.
But there is a difference beween “conspiracies” and “conspiracy theories”.
But many folks say that the word “conspiracy theory” is a creation of the CIA.
It also seems that a lot of folks believe in what’s described by psychologists as “delusional conspiracy theories”.
But it all depends on how far one wants to go with it.
When I post some articles about the role and effect of beliefs in “conspiracy theories”, then immediately some folks label me a “conspiracy debunker”.
Some even label me a “conspiracy nut” even though I only write about how beliefs in “conspiracies” affect a segment of the society in general.
Either way, you can’t win.
But here is one thing that people need to understand.
There is a blurry line between a Christian and a “conspiracy believer”.
It all depends on how far you want to go.
Many folks describe themselves simply as Christians.
Some describe themselves as “Bible-believing”, “Born-again” or “Evangelical” Christians.
But there are some folks who take pride in being “Fundamentalist Christians”.
Many of the so-called “mainline Christians” seem to want to distance themselves from Fundamentalist Christians.
Again, it all depends on how far one wants to go.
A Christian, by its own definition, is a person that believes in “conspiracies”, since the belief that Lucifer was the first “conspirator” against God is a major tenet of Christian belief.
I myself am a believer in Jesus Christ.
But how far I will go with it depends on circumstances.
(such as when I am in the company of a certain group – – perhaps this may not be right in the mind of some folks – -but I am a type of person who dislikes making dogmatic statements among certain groups).
Fundamentalist Christians (including most “Evangelical Christians”) not only believe in the Lord Jesus Christ but also believe that Satan also exists and that Satan is in control of this present world.
Such believers see the presence of Satan practically everywhere.
But at the same time, they believe that they can overcome the oppression of Satan through the power of Jesus Christ.
The bulk of Fundamentalist Christians and “Evangelical Christians” believe that in the near future, there will be a One World Government (more popularly known as the “New world Order”) led by the Anti-Christ, a re-incarnation of Satan, before Jesus returns in glory.
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So, in this sense, there is little difference between those who believe in the New World Order conspiracies and “Bible-believing”, “Born-again” Christians.
It all depends on how far one’s belief goes
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