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What's Wrong with Conspiracy Theories?
ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | 10/21/09 | Michael Peabody

Posted on 10/21/2009 1:59:04 AM PDT by ReligiousLibertyTV

By Michael Peabody

The other day someone sent me a link to an “Antichrist Decoder” that has been posted online by an otherwise reputable Christian ministry. You can type in anybody’s name and the program will calculate the value of the name in Roman numerals.

After checking my name to make sure that I was not the Antichrist I looked at the other names that people had plugged into the decoder and learned that Barack Obama is not the antichrist, neither is Barack Hussein Obama. Ronald Wilson Reagan’s name doesn’t add up to 666 even if you type in two “v”s to make the W.

A conspiracy theory hits the same synapses as the Weekly World News or The National Enquirer and provides junk food for the mind masquerading as a nutritious meal. Just this last week while little Falcon Heene was presumably floating above Colorado in a UFO-Shaped balloon, YouTube videos that his dad made about how Hillary Clinton could be a “reptilian shape shifter” spiked in popularity. And each night millions tune in hear George Noory on Coast to Coast AM while he discusses tunnels under the pyramids and portals to other dimensions. And every year seekers crowd churches to hear the latest interpretations of Scripture that specify how mysterious political events are aligning to bring the world to an end. The problem with the cheap thrill of side show conspiracy theories is that concern about legitimate issues is eventually eroded as the carnival callers “cry wolf” so often that the real wolves can count on a feast.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Religion; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: conspiracytheory; feeb; hillaryduff; lizardaliens; responsibility; shapeshiftinglizards; weaksauce
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1 posted on 10/21/2009 1:59:06 AM PDT by ReligiousLibertyTV
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To: ReligiousLibertyTV

Conspiracy theories never ever supply evidence. They are just spectacular accusations.

2 posted on 10/21/2009 2:03:17 AM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: ReligiousLibertyTV

I loved what I heard said by a well known pastor teacher in Memphis,TN. I quote:
“Do not worry about 666, because 777 will take care of him.”

3 posted on 10/21/2009 2:24:57 AM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: Cyclops08; ReligiousLibertyTV

You are WRONG.

Here’s a few dozen quotes of our leaders since 1900 from my tagline link:

Please tell me how many you have read and your conclusions.

Have studied it since 1965. There’s no “theory” to it.

4 posted on 10/21/2009 2:52:26 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt:
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To: Quix

Yawn, a collection of quotes out of context is not evidence.
Conspiracies are the pursuit of fools, not serious scientists.

Take a look at Prison Planet. Its nothing but conspiracies. You will not find a bigger collection of fools, liars, and people who will never be laid.

5 posted on 10/21/2009 3:07:22 AM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: Cyclops08

Well, in 1965 . . . I was in acting charge of the univ library Special Collections Dept.

I was responsible for managing the documents such quotes were in.

I assure you, the context of those quotes does not change them AWAY FROM treasonous conspiracy AT ALL. Not 0.0000001%

I gather you have no interest in facts.


6 posted on 10/21/2009 3:14:57 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt:
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To: Cyclops08


1. We now have a Designated Destroyer In Chief—OThuga.

2. Kissenger, Soros, Brezenski et al have heralded him gleefully as THE ONE to carry the USA OVERTLY INTO THE GLOBAL GOVERNMENT.

3. Withing weeks, Margaret Thatcher’s aid informs us, OThuga will do just that in submitting USA’s sovereignty to the global government via treaty at Copenhagen.

4. It appears that some folks pull their heads out of the sand and out of their own dark place long enough to go to the toilet. It appears that some can’t even manage to do that well.

5. Warnings work for those who are not terminally willfully blind; wilfully deaf; willfully stupid.

6. Warnings appear to have no influence whatsoever on the terminally willfully clueless.

7 posted on 10/21/2009 3:20:42 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt:
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To: ReligiousLibertyTV
What's Wrong with Conspiracy Theories?

They presume an intelligence not in evidence.

8 posted on 10/21/2009 3:23:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Quix

The treasonous actions of Obama are on the front page for all to see. There is NO secret conspiracy with Obama. He is blatant in his evil.

Obama does not in any way justify the years of false accusations by conspiracy tards.

9 posted on 10/21/2009 3:32:26 AM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: Cyclops08

You have access to the proof that OThuga’s placement is part of the closing chapters of a many decades long plan by ruling families with the money, positions, power, connections, forces necessary to pull the plan off.

You evidently refuse to believe it.

It’s very sad when FREEPERS are part of the problem.

Thankfully, a lot of FREEPERS have awakened in the last year.

Clearly, some have not.

Enjoy the flu vaccine.

Enjoy the chip ID implant necessary to have health care under the oligarchy/OThuga’s plan.

Enjoy the gestapo.

Enjoy the controlled media.

Enjoy the genocide.

I gather you’re clueless about the Georgia Guidestones, too.


10 posted on 10/21/2009 3:59:18 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt:
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To: Cincinatus

I gather you haven’t read even 10% of the quotes of our leaders since 1900 in this link, either:

Yet, you blather as though you know something.

Now THAT’S intelligence.


11 posted on 10/21/2009 4:01:24 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt:
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To: Cyclops08

As the quotes DOCUMENT,

The better accusations over the decades have been far from false.

12 posted on 10/21/2009 4:02:53 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt:
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To: Cyclops08

You mean like that zany Tuskegee medical experiment conspiracy theory? Or the looney idea that the Democrats and CBS colluded to overthrow a sitting president in 2004? Or that nutty “Business Plot” in the FDR era?

Yeah, man, just spectacular accusations from a bunch of feebs.

13 posted on 10/21/2009 4:12:23 AM PDT by angryoldfatman
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To: angryoldfatman

You are deliberately confusing news reports and facts with conspiracies. This is a tactic that conspiracy nuts use to make their nutty theories look more legit: throw a little truth in with the lie. satan has been doing that for eons.

14 posted on 10/21/2009 4:16:29 AM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: Cyclops08

Satan does that so people will scoff when conspiracies are discovered.

15 posted on 10/21/2009 5:05:28 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: Cyclops08
"...YouTube videos that his dad made about how Hillary Clinton could be a “reptilian shape shifter”..."

Actually, it's Hillary DUFF who is the shape-shifting lizard. Everybody knows that.

16 posted on 10/21/2009 6:00:36 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: Quix
While I gain much happiness and entertainment from your presence here on Freerepublic, and look forward to your outlandish utterances with great anticipation, I must also conclude that your theories and worldview are ultimately just weak sauce.

But do not stop on my account. I buy into about 8% of your message.

17 posted on 10/21/2009 6:08:47 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: Cyclops08
You are deliberately confusing news reports and facts with conspiracies.

What news reports? What "facts"? I mentioned some conspiracy theories and agreed with you and now you want to spout some garbage about news reports and "facts"?

There are no "facts" in regards to conspiracy theories! Unsubstantiated, outrageous, exaggerated claims! That's it!

There is no proof for any of the conspiracy theories I mentioned in my previous comment, is there? And anyone who says there is proof is a crazy conspiracy theorist. Just like you implied.

18 posted on 10/21/2009 7:28:03 AM PDT by angryoldfatman
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To: I Buried My Guns
Hillary DUFF who is the shape-shifting lizard.

No no no no! She's a clone from the clone vats beneath the Disney Magic Kingdom. But she was cloned by the lizard aliens who run Disney, so you're partially right.

19 posted on 10/21/2009 7:32:20 AM PDT by angryoldfatman
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To: angryoldfatman; Jim Robinson; Alamo-Girl; airborne; AngieGal; AnimalLover; annieokie; aragorn; ...
Dear JimRob,

With OThuga on the brink, literally, of formally turning our sovereignty over to the global government in Copenhagen in a few weeks, it boggles my mind that a thread like this would have any adherents on FR, AT ALL.

I'm all for the TOLERABLY and WISE free exchange of most ideas on FR.

However, it has become an increasing concern that somehow we keep an eye out for not only new trolls, but sleeper agent trolls and disinformation agents.

It seems to me, Jim, that we are rapidly getting down to some crunch times when FR will be crucial in helping TRUE PATRIOTS stand up against the encroaching, flooding, globalist tyranny.

THANKS FOR FR. PRAYERFULLY FOLKS WILL PAY AT LEAST THEIR FAIR SHARE DONATION PLUS A BIT MORE. It is vital that we stay as healthy and functioning a lighthouse for FREEDOM as intensely and as long as possible, imho.

BELOW is my post to the seeming globalist troll/disinfo agents insisting there's no conspiracy.



WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING quotes by the folks making such things happen, do you consider "NO PROOF?" WHICH of the DOCUMENTED AND REFERENCED FACTS do you consider "NOT FACTS?"

AND how do you justify calling such documented and referenced FACTS: "Unsubstantiated, outrageous, exaggerated claims!"

on what basis do you consider the OThuga surrendering USA sovereignty to the global government more formally in Copenhagen within weeks . . . to NOT BE a FACT?

IF you have such a hard time determining, admitting, registering real, proven FACTS--tangible, evident, documented facts . . . how do you determine whether to put food in your mouth or up the other end?

"One August 1989 morning in Kennebunkport, Maine, Pres Bush (Sr) took his national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, for a ride on the presidential speed boat, Fidelity. Four hours later, the president came ashore with a ringing slogan that Scowcroft had offered: "The New World Order" Ever since, the goal of a "new world order" has been the theme of Bush's Foreign policy pronouncements.----LA Times Feb 24, 1991

But this term has actually been used for generations by individuals seeking one-world socialist rule.

Nov 27, Columbia University president Nicholas Murray Butler (on the executive committee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) delivered an address, "A New World Order is Being Born" to the Union League of Philadelphia in which he stated: "The old world order changed when this war storm broke--the old world order died with the setting of the day's sun and a New World Order is being born while I speak."

A book entitled The New World Order (International Organization, International Law, International Cooperation) by Frederick Charles Hicks Doubleday 1920. He is law librarian of Columbia University, and in this book he suggests that among the most powerful few of the Great Powers, the example must be set to "cooperate, here and there, piece by piece, in limiting the exercise of their sovereign rights."

The Christian Science Monitor (August 8) quoted from an address to the World Federation of Education Associations (WFEA) by Dr. Augustus Thomas (commissioner of education for Maine) at their Toronto congress: "If there are those who think we are to jump immediately into a new world order, actuated by complete understanding and brotherly love, they are doomed to disappointment." He says the world must go through a long process of education

A book entitled The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution by socialist H. G. Wells is published.

He declares that "..The political world of the Open Conspiracy must weaken, efface, incorporate and supersede existing governments....The Open Conspiracy is the natural inheritor of socialist and communist enthusiasms, it may be in control of Moscow before it is in control of New York...."

Historian Arnold Toynbee delivers a speech to the Institute for the Study of International Affairs at Copenhagen in which he explains:

"We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands, because to impugn the sovereignty of the local nation states of the world is still a heresy for which a statesman or publicist can perhaps not quite be burned at the stake but certainly be ostracized or discredited." --

International Affairs (journal of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, i.e. the British version of the Council on Foreign Relations) Nov 1931, "The Trend of International Affairs Wince the War"

A book entitled, The New World Order by H.G. Wells, in which Wells claims:
"It is the system of nationalist individualism that has to go....We are living in the end of the sovereign states....In the great struggle to evoke a Westernized World Socialism, contemporary governments may vanish....Countless people...will hate the new world order....and will die protesting against it."

The Impact of Science on Society by Fabian Socialist Bertrand Russell is published in which he declares: " I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology....Various results will soon be arrived at:

that the influence of home is obstructive.... although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen....Educational propaganda, with government help, could achieve this result in a generation. There are, however, two powerful forces opposed to such a policy: one is religion; the other is nationalism....A scientific world society cannot be stable unless there is a world government.

In Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.'s The Coming of the New Deal he quotes Machiavelli at the front of the book saying, "There is nothing...more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things." And at the end of the book, he quotes Fabian Socialist H.G. Wells describing FDR as: "The most effective transmitting instrument possible for the coming of the new world order....He is continuously revolutionary in the new way without ever provoking a stark revolutionary crisis."

1959 - The West in Crisis by James Warburg is published, in which he proclaims that: "...a world order without world law is an anachronism....A world which fails to establish the rule of law over the nation-states cannot long continue to exist. We are living in a perilous period of transition from the era of the fully sovereign nation-state to the era of world government." James Warburg is a CFR member and founder of United World Federalists. He is also the son of Paul Warburg, an architect of the Federal Reserve.

1960 - The United States in the World Arena by Walt Rostow (CFR) is published. In the book he declares: "It is a legitimate American objective to see removed from all nations--including the United States--the right to use substantial military force to pursue their own interest. Since this residual right is the root of national sovereignty and the basis for the existence of an international arena of power, it is, therefore, an American interest to see an end to nationhood as it had been historically defined."

1962 - March 10 State Department Study Memorandum No. 7, "A World Effectively Controlled by the United Nations, " written by CFR member Lincoln Bloomfield, in which he states: "A world effectively controlled by the United Nations is one in which "world government" would come about through the establishment of supranational institutions, characterized by mandatory universal membership and some ability to employ physical force....

(But) if the communist dynamic was greatly abated, the West might lose whatever incentive it has for world government" [EDITOR, I THINK] It looks as if now the "communist menace" has been replaced by the "terrorist menace". And of course they can switch back to the communist menace or any other kind of menace whenever they want to.

1962 - A lecture given by CFR member Nelson Rockefeller at Harvard University in which he says that there is"...a new and free order struggling to be born....(There is a )fever of nationalism....(but) the nation-state is becoming less and less competent to perform its international political tasks....These are some of the reasons pressing us to lead vigorously toward the true building of a new world order....(with)voluntary service...Sooner perhaps than we may realize,....there will evolve the bases for a federal structure of the free world."

1967 - March 26: Pope Paul VI writes Populorum Progressio and states: "Who can fail to see the need and importance of thus gradually coming to the establishment of a world authority capable of taking effective action on the juridical and political planes? Delegates to international organizations, public officials, gentlemen of the press, teachers and educators--all of you must realize that you have your part to play in the construction of a new world order.

1968 - The Subtle and Leisurely Penetration, a reference report from the George Mason School of Correspondence, is published by Education Information, Inc., of Sacramento, CA. It mentions that the thirty-two Americans to be Rhodes Scholars this year have been selected, and then states: "The stated objectives of Cecil John Rhodes and his friend, Sir Andrew Carnegie, included the reduction of the United States to a colony of the New World Order."

20 posted on 10/21/2009 8:39:59 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt:
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