Fundamentalists and Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories adhere to Christian fundamentalism like lint to a belly button. In fact one could not subscribe to Christian fundamentalism without subscribing to a host of conspiracy theories. Most Fundamentalists as well as many liberals hold on to persecution complexes and paranoid fantasies about one day being herded into concentration camps. While history does show that totalitarianism is a threat throughout the world and that concetration camps are and have been a reality, the religious have failed to show any evidence that the world is headed for a Christian holocaust, a major tenet tof Christian eschatology.
Gallup polls reveal that around half of the US subscribes to some sort of Fundamentalist belief system. Around half of those folks believe in creationism. Now when one looks at the world of scientific academia, one realizes that every field of study in science is based on evolution. This would mean that if creationists were right, then there would have to be a massive conspiracy surrounding the scientific disciplines designed to keep the "truth" away from people. There are those that deny the environmental crisis and imagine a conspiracy of elitists who are perpetrating a hoax for the purpose of human enslavement. Of course the bad old secular media is just a propaganda machine for the liberal, Luciferian conspiracy, spouting lies and misinformation designed to steer people away from the gospel.
Of course all conspiracies are tied in to Satan, the other invisible man that Christianity believes is in competition for people's souls. There will one day supposedly be an Antichrist (according to Bill Maher's show last night, 1 in 4 Republicans believe Obama to be the antichrist) who is the head of all conspiracies that is supposed to lead into the Rapture, Tribulation and Second Coming.
Conspiracy theories are not only fun, adding some drama, mystery and intrigue into dull lives, they make losers feel better about their failings and shortcomings. If you listen to complaints, many conspiracy buffs whine about how they can't make a decent living or save any money because the economic system is controlled by wealthy elitist bankers that won't let them. They offer confort to people who feel they have lost control over aspects of their lives by reassuring them that none of it is their own fault, that it's the banksters, the eltists, the socialists, the liberals, the materialists, the science elite and the Hollywood elite that's unwittingly being led by the nose toward their own destruction and makind's slavery.
Now can there be any doubt that these folks are at least a little paranoid and possibly delusional?
"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings."