A DMN blogger posted a link to an event titled “WHAT YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT 9/11” and followed it with the question:
“Does this strike you as a legitimate event or a way to exploit a tragedy to make money?”
My answer is “neither.” It’s an event by and for people who mistrust and/or hate government so much they prefer to believe an elaborate, implausible conspiracy rather than some pretty straightforward evidence.
Others simply can’t deal with the insecurity and randomness of life. They prefer to believe a secret cabal is orchestrating world events rather than accept that control is mostly illusion.
I know some good, intelligent people who are firm conspiracy theorists. No appeals to evidence, logic, or probability will sway them – their world view is set, and they won’t consider anything that conflicts with it.
It’s a reminder that “consensus reality” is more consensus than reality – something we would all do well to remember when dealing with a matter as inherently unprovable as religion.