Blog: (VIDEO) Why Conspiracy Theories Suck - 2015-01-21

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F0.png (VIDEO) Why Conspiracy Theories Suck January 21, 2015, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

So far, most of my videos have been about Scientology. As a former member of that organization, I have plenty of reasons to speak out against it and I will continue to do so. But my blog and website are called Critical Thinker at Large for a reason. I'm not the Ex-Scientologist at Large. So here we go with something new.

I'm taking up a challenge here. I've been accused of not being a critical thinker because I look on global conspiracy theories with doubts and skepticism. Now a majority of people don't actually buy into the notion of conspiracies. If you are one of these people, I think you're going to find this video very helpful in understanding why people do subscribe to these beliefs. It may also help when you are confronted by someone who insists on arguing with you about them.

For those of you who do believe in global conspiracies, I'm not here to tell you that your conspiracy theory is bollocks because I don't know if it's true or not. Just because I don't believe your premise right away does not mean that I'm saying it's not true. It's not a black and white issue to me.