You probably never considered this conspiracy theory

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Hm. I see. Yes. Well…

A reader writes cryptically: As Brzezinski chose Wojtyla, Cheney chose Ratzinger, so Biden will chose the next pope. Vicar means in Latin, what Anti means in Greek. Alrighty then. [Read more...]

Meanwhile, in the Fever Swamps…

it turns out that Obama is a communist agent whose “presidency had been planned since birth“. This particular meme seems to be very popular with the Paranoid American community at present. Of course, the same people who accuse him of being an atheist communist experience no cognitive dissonance when they also accuse him of being [Read More...]

John Zmirak Slays Me Sometimes

Here he is, holding forth in his inimitable style on the odd subculture of End Times speculation: A Trad seminarian I knew from New York City became convinced by an autodidact in biblical prophecy and apparitions. The “prophet,” whom I’ll call “Ed,” spoke in an almost constant stream of profanities like a Martin Scorcese character, [Read More...]

You know those loony people in comboxes warning you about The Conspiracy?



A reader writes:  I thought the following weird news story might interest you. It seems that some Christian groups (predominately Catholic) are claiming the prophecy of the mark of the beast has been fulfilled in the shape of modern smartphones. They argue smartphones are set to replace credit cards as a means of electronic commerce [Read More...]

This is definitely NOT…

creepy or anything. [Read more...]

This is the second time in a couple of days…

I’ve heard of David Icke(sp?). The first was from some guy on FB who informed me that DC, London and the Vatican were all part of a Vast Conspiracy. I love vast conspiracy theories. [Read more...]

Conspiracy Theories and our Need for Myth

A reader writes concerning the particular species of conspiracy theory called Birtherism: I read an article once which argued that the popularity of conspiracy theories had to do with a cognitive bias to the effect that big things must have big causes. JFK can’t have been shot by one guy, because the killing of a [Read More...]

Conspiracy Theorists Experience Collective Freakout

…as Obama literary agent revealed to have hyped his African ethnicity to hawk a book 20 years ago. The Conspiratorial Mind is faced with two alternatives: 1) The State of Hawaii and two local newspapers in Hawaii, as well as a host of agents and actors in between, have created a vast conspiracy to make [Read More...]