Friday, May 30, 2008

The Church Of What's Happening Now

This David Icke video - displaying his famous Illuminati conspiracy theory - has all the elements of a religion:

His followers put in a lot of time, effort, and money, to build it.

It's heavy on symbolism.

It's got decent music.

And it was created to draw you into it's cause.

It also asks you to take action.

And just like religion, it's message is a perfect example of solipsism.

Solipsism is when an idea looks or sounds right, but when you really think about it, it doesn't make any sense.

It's the same type of thinking NewAgers, who self-identify as "spiritual" or "open-minded," are referring too.

They're telling you they're fond of making symbolic relationships, much too easily, and aren't the least bit concerned if you discover they're mistaken for doing so.

They have "faith" they're not.

Such people aren't capable of (or simply don't like) thinking too deeply - especially about the consequences of their actions.

So they have a huge investment in not appearing wrong.

Once they have a large enough group of people to believe the same, together, they try to force their agreed upon lie to be true.

I hope you consider solipsism the next time someone says "climate change is our new secular religion," or "environmentalism is the spiritual calling of our time."

Because thinking like that can really do a lot of damage.

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