BBC: The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

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BBC: The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

Postby Monster » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:33 pm

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2017080 ... conspiracy

I have read about half the article at the time that I write this. It's pretty good. It talks about the origin of the modern Illuminati conspiracy theory, not the one from Bavaria from the 18th century. The Illuminati supposedly started with the Discordians and the book The Principia Discordia.

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The book was, in a nutshell, a parody text for a parody faith – Discordianism – conjured up by enthusiastic anarchists and thinkers to bid its readers to worship Eris, goddess of chaos. The Discordian movement was ultimately a collective that wished to cause civil disobedience, practical jokes and hoaxes.
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Re: BBC: The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

Postby gorgeous » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:17 pm

Science Fundamentalism...is exactly what happens when there’s a significant, perceived ideological threat to one’s traditions and identity.

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Re: BBC: The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

Postby gorgeous » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:20 pm

Science Fundamentalism...is exactly what happens when there’s a significant, perceived ideological threat to one’s traditions and identity.

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Re: BBC: The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

Postby gorgeous » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:25 pm

Science Fundamentalism...is exactly what happens when there’s a significant, perceived ideological threat to one’s traditions and identity.

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Re: BBC: The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

Postby gorgeous » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:28 pm

Science Fundamentalism...is exactly what happens when there’s a significant, perceived ideological threat to one’s traditions and identity.

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Postby Aztexan » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:45 pm

You're on to something!

https://youtu.be/ltWFPlBExaE
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Re: BBC: The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

Postby OlegTheBatty » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:19 pm

Aztexan wrote:You're on to something!


:scratch: How did those babies know about gorgeous?
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Re: BBC: The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

Postby Matthew Ellard » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:32 pm

gorgeous wrote:it's real (Followed by a video of TV actors and pop stars making hand signs.)

So in essence, you believe the world is being secretly controlled by a group of out of work actors and pop singers. :lol:
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Re: BBC: The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

Postby ElectricMonk » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:16 am

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/579 ... us_Trilogy


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Re: BBC: The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

Postby Aztexan » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:22 pm

OlegTheBatty wrote:
Aztexan wrote:You're on to something!


:scratch: How did those babies know about gorgeous?


I have this theory that every time a baby fills its diaper, a conspiracy theorist gets an idea. I try to conduct experiments to test my hypothesis, but of the two control groups, the babies are the most cooperative and easier to work with and they cry less.
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Re: BBC: The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

Postby Gord » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:44 pm

Aztexan wrote:
OlegTheBatty wrote:
Aztexan wrote:You're on to something!

:scratch: How did those babies know about gorgeous?

I have this theory that every time a baby fills its diaper, a conspiracy theorist gets an idea. I try to conduct experiments to test my hypothesis, but of the two control groups, the babies are the most cooperative and easier to work with and they cry less.

Does it have to be a baby? What about when adults fill their diapers, what happens then?
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Re: BBC: The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

Postby Aztexan » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:06 pm

They change into a clean diaper, silly.
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