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.
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.