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ID: cc6a9  No.566


Is crazy conspiracy theories allowed here?

Link above is an Evangelist group that claims nearly everything is the work of Satan. Claims some illuminati/zionist/masonry theories too.

Why do some people buy into this? Are people just that desperate to blame some evil entity? Benign harmless stuff like this just confuses the hell out of me.

ID: 334be  No.567

Fear of stuff that's unfamiliar to them is usually the logical explanation.

They can't comprehend how some things work, it scares them, so they attribute it to the work of some evil spiritual entity.

ID: 3c382  No.568

>A religious group believes all the stuff they don't like is the work of the adversarial force from their religion


>Why do some people buy into this? Are people just that desperate to blame some evil entity?

Well, when you look at the concept of a religion… which is really a group of people who believe certain things and share certain views and advocate certain actions, if you strip out the metaphysical component… then you don't require a God, but you always require a Devil. Humans by our nature are more driven to unite against something than for something… not because we're mean or violent or some shit, it's just survival behavior. It's more important to work together because some big predator is nosing around where you live than it is to get together because some guy wants to build a really big fire. ("Why do that? I can make fire, and have it to myself!") So any group that functions like a religion requires a Devil to blame all their woes on and define yourself through the struggle against them, even if the struggle consists of nothing but the occasional angry rant.

See also: The Patriarchy.

ID: c57fe  No.569

>Why do some people buy into this?

‘The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory.

The truth is far more frightening - Nobody is in control.

The world is rudderless.’

— Alan Moore

ID: 62b8b  No.570

This is a wonderful summary of religion and why it is such a big component of humanity. Well done!

ID: 93c52  No.571

Indeed, people tend to believe that there's an enemy out there, and will search for a name to put on it. If that enemy is disproven - satan is the grand example because, just as there's no solid proof for his existence, there's no solid proof against, so he can be a perennial enemy - people are more fearful than ever. The enemy isn't vanquished, or no longer a threat. Just, "If they're not my enemy, who is?"

In the USA at various times, the common enemy - with varying degrees of any real threat - has been, among others: Catholics, Protestants, Irish, Chinese, Japanese, blacks, Arabs, and "Islamic terrorists" (the latter, a blanket term so vague that, shortly after 9/11, some folks were attacking Seikh taxi drivers, neither knowing nor likely caring that Seikhs aren't Muslims.)

There are, incidentally, a handful of scattered Christians out there who don't believe in satan– or in original sin at all. It's an odd belief system, to be sure, and one most Christians would denounce, but it exists. I haven't seen much of it online, but I've spoken with a few of them.

Even funnier are some of the comments on the linked vid, like this one: "There is a very great deal of work being done to expose MK Ultra mind control on pop stars, including satanic ritual abuse, in order to shatter the core personality into multiples. The victim (in this case Katy Perry) would then have a handler (much being posted that Russel Brand was for a time Katy Perry's handler, while Jay-Z continues to be Beyonce's)."

ID: 93c52  No.573

I'll refrain from making a tongue-in-cheek crack about how the "controlled" are female and their "handlers" are male.

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