3 Responses to “A Philosophical View of Conspiracy Theories”

  1. Andrew says:

    My favorite conspiracy theorist cog blogger recently made a statement saying how he couldn’t believe that COG members would be so dismissive of such theories, given that Satan was the god of this world and the world is truly evil, and you can’t succeed or make it far without selling out to him (via Masonry or whatever else is Satanic, I guess).

    I wanted to ask him “But if Satan is already the god of this world, why does he care about a group of men vying for power and full control and one world government and all that other stuff? Why bother with any of it?”

    Then again, I find asking those rational questions has always been a thing conspiracy theorists don’t much like. Such as when I once asked if the government was as evil as Alex Jones claimed to do such things as 9/11 being an inside job (e.g.), 1) how are they able to keep that such a great ‘secret’ when we can’t even keep the CIA from leaking information, 2) why does Alex Jones, a simple radio host, get away with ‘exposing’ all their secrets and no retribution or assassination attempts from a government/agencies that could clearly mastermind such a thing much easier.

    • John D says:

      @Andrew: I’m not sure I would answer the “cog blogger” that way. After all, the Beast is a Satanically controlled man vying for power. Of course, the Beast apparently will become so filled with pride he will think he did it all himself, when the truth is that he was given some extraordinary power.

      It all fits in with Satan’s desire to replace God — that is, to be worshipped as God, and the end time will contain one last chance at that goal for 1,000 years.

      Rather, I have to wonder who he hangs around if no one he knows who does what is right ever makes it. My experience is that evil usually catches up with people sooner or later. There are exceptions, of course, but God put in place automatic penalties that tend to come to pass for those who continually break His Laws.

      One of the problems I have with Jones, et al, is that even if it were all true, so what? We mere mortals are not going to solve the mess that we ourselves are creating. Jones implies he is a Christian, but it is obvious that he thinks we humans have to solve our own problems (and in our own way, no less).

  2. The Bible has a “conspiracy theory,” you know. That Jesus’s disciples made off with His body (Matthew 28:11-15). Not buying that one.