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The Dumbest Conspiracy Theory In History

Conspiracy Theories

We live in a world of lies, manipulations, and propaganda. Who can dispute that? Is there anyone anywhere who thinks everything that they've been told their whole lives is true?

I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist. I've even concocted some conspiracy theories all on my own - and the one in question - I've not yet once had anyone tell me was nonsense I'd dreamed up. I suppose the reason for this is that I'm correct. I'm not a dumb guy. I'm halfway smart.

I'm not trying to toot my own horn here, and I'm wrong about things fairly frequently. I make mistakes in judgement all the time. I make judgemental and thinking errors far more often than I like - and sometimes these are rather public. If I've one talent in life, besides reading comprehension, it'I can point out contradictions. I know hypocrisy when I see it, and sometimes I see it in the mirror.

But there's absolutely nothing in this world nowadays that irritates me more than what is often called the new atheist movement. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens are the three cheerleaders of this movement. There's another guy who's a scientist that makes up the fourth of what these new atheist folk, rather ignorantly, call the four horsemen. I'm not going to talk about the fourth guy at all. I've never seen him speak about anything on any video, and I've not read any of the books by the other three. I absolutely loathe Richard Dawkins - but that wasn't always the case. I hooted and hollered along with everyone else when Dawkins helped to take down the blatantly homosexual preacher that. . . .(surprise surprise) was forever attacking homosexuals.

It might be somewhat of a surprise to you after having read about how much disgust I harvest daily from these new atheist, but I rather like Sam Harris - he's a great speaker, and he's pretty polite. I like Christopher Hitchens quite a lot too. I hope that he beats his cancer, and lives for a good many years to come.

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Jewish Conspiracy Theories - Thank The Rothschild Family!

1849: Gutle Schnaper, Mayer Amschel Rothschild’s wife dies. Before her death she would nonchalantly state,

"If my sons did not want wars, there would be none."

Conspiracy Theories Abound

Here in modern America conspiracy theories abound - they are everywhere that you look. There are so many conspiracy theories out there being purported as truth by so very many different people that it's forever easy to just lump it all together in one big pile, laugh, and walk away from it all. This is a terrific mistake.

Forever and ever the biggest receivers of suspicion, not only in America, but in the entire Western world are anyone and everyone who is considered a Jew. Everyone knows about what happened in Germany - to some extent. But no one will ever know the extent of it. The numbers killed vary into the millions, and Adolf Hitler himself was said to be one quarter Jewish. Huge mistake, that one - as Jewish denotes and is specific to a religion, and not a race of persons.

Yes - we could argue about this all day long for every day - but this bit of an essay is not going to be about that bit of truth - but be sure that you duly note that Jewish Conspiracy Theories are going to be discussed here, as the single dumbest conspiracy theory in the world is a very Jewish conspiracy theory that is being pushed by the new atheist movement.

Here recently on hubpages I had a drive by coward who didn't leave a name tell me that I'd best be looking over my shoulder. He then went on to use the oldest trick in the book - he said that I must "hate Jews." The piece he commented on did not target any race or religion - but rather, it targeted American Mass media. Now, I'm not certain that the individuals that monopolize the American Mass Media claim to be Jews, or not. What I do know for an absolute fact is that many of them are from a race of people that claim to be racially Jewish.

The thing is - Judaism is a very ethical religion in most cases and interpretations, and the actions of these media moguls (think Rupert Murdoch, or Michael Eisner) are decidedly un Jewish. There is nothing to see in the actions or implied morality of Michael Eisner that could be described as anything other than mammon worship, or satanism. He might claim to be racially Jewish, but in reality he's just some European descended American slob of a rich boy that doesn't practice any sort of Torah Judaism. He's not Jewish. He only claims to be racially Jewish. Same thing with all things Rothschild. The actions of the greatest majority of this family, Rothschild, the wealthiest most powerful family on Earth, is not the least bit reflective of the peaceful religion of Judaism.

If anything - the closer thing to the truth is that I LOVE Jewish people. I'm un yielding on the facts of the matter - that Judaism is a religion and not a race - but have no opinions to give on the millions of persons that I've never been in any sort of contact with who claim to be Jewish based on a race - but do not practice the religion that is the only thing that can, in reality, make anyone a Jew.

Rest assured that drive by hub terrorists too cowardly to leave a name and imply threats upon my life or person. . . .don't influence my thoughts, actions, or cause me to lose a nanosecond of sleep.

But the actions of the world's wealthiest persons - and the conspiracy actions of the wealthiest persons of the world are most often all blamed on Jews, whether they claim to be Jews by some racial nonsense, or if they actually are Jews, and practice Judaism.

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There is a thing that is often used called the No True Scotsman Fallacy, and it is improperly titled for the No True Scotsman thing is idiocy.

Someone can claim to be a Scotsman - and be totally Irish. I can claim to be a genius, and be a red neck in Kaufman Texas who isn't bored enough to go take an IQ test. The Rothschild clan can claim that they are Jews, and it doesn't make them anything but the world's wealthiest family of bankers.

The No True Scotsman Idiocy is used by atheist so that they can lump persons like Adolf Hitler or George W. Bush into Christianity. But Christianity is definable, and claiming to be a Christian does not make you one. Perhaps we'll all start claiming that we are racially Christian! That's the same sort of what we Texans call a hoot, as is the notion of someone being racially Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Satanist, or Hare Krishna

Bill Maher Destroys the "No True Scotsman Idiocy"

Hatred Of Christianity and The New Atheist Movement


Hating Christianity - The Gateway To The New Atheist Movement

I'm forever watching, listening, and reading; and I'm forever getting into debates with very angry persons that are what I call new atheist movement cheerleaders. Oh, you know the type - they are angry, and rightfully so, for the world that they've inherited. Somehow, they ignore all data that is outside of their worldview - which involves fundamentalist Christians running the world. I used to be one of those characters. I empathize with them, and their anger at the hatred of gays and lesbians, the hatred of Arabs, and the idiotic policies of Republican administrations that oppress the poor and downtrodden in favor of the wealthy elites.

Fundamentalist Christianity is UGLY, and it's not even Christianity - George W. Bush or President Obama claiming to be a Christian is exactly the same hypocrisy as Michael Eisner or Evelyn De Rothschild claiming to be a Jew. Let's not even get into the lack of science embraced by the fundamentalist Christian vacuum of knowledge, I'm saving that one for later - but most definitely, this is a major boon to the new atheist movement, as they use the silly brain dead fundamentalist to discredit everything that they can. Babes thrown out with bathwater.

Matthew 22:36-40

New International Version (NIV)

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Above is the be all end all of Christianity and Judaism both! One can neither be Christian or Jewish if those two ideals are not the heart of their lives and lifestyles. It really is just that simple. Oh certainly there are very wealthy persons who claim to be either Jewish or Christian that are ruling and destroying our world right this minute. There are persons who claim to be either Jewish or Christian that control with an iron fist the banking and media in nearly the entire world - but I can claim to be a virtuoso guitarist, and that doesn't make me a virtuoso guitarist, does it?

But these are still not the dumbest conspiracy theories in the world - these are valid conspiracy theories with the wrong names attached to them, and undereducated persons leap all over them. Satan dabbles in fear - the wicked flea when no one is even chasing them, but the righteous go as boldly as lions.

You can put lipstick on a pig - it's still a pig, and not a woman - regardless of what it calls itself.

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The Dumbest Conspiracy Theory In All Recorded History

So anyway, the largest portion of my friends are basically people who claim to be atheist, and they are just angry at the false Christians in the world, and they have every right to be. I'm angry at the false geniuses of the world, you know, the people that claim to be geniuses. . .but aren't?

Anyone can claim to be a Christian. It's not hard to do. Anyone can claim to be Jewish, and not follow the Jewish religion. . .which is the only thing that can actually make you a Jew. Watch this, I'm going to demonstrate this for you:

Lookit meeeee!!!!!!! I'm Jewish!!!!!!

See, did you SEE THAT????? I'm still not Jewish. I only said that I was. Forgive me, I lied. I'm just a redneck Texan that sits around thinking about things all day, and publishing my un popular and factually correct as can be thoughts online.

Here' I'ma try it again just so you can verify these scientific experiments. Okay? Ready. Set. Go!

Lookit Meeeeee!!!!!! I'm a genius virtuoso guitarist!!!!!!!!!!! I'm also a bazillionaire!!!!!!

Did you see that? I just claimed that I was a genius, and super rich virtuoso musician!!!! I'm still not though! I'm still a broke and busted displaced hillbilly that has never cared how smart or dumb you think that I might be. But I've got all sorts of science fan friends, and some of them are pretty well scientist, and others are pretty much philosophers. These people though, are often so set into hatred of a society that has been built by capitalist that call themselves either Christians or Jews - but are only capitalists, that they simply hate monotheism. . .without knowing a damned thing about it. They do not believe in cold hard facts about Rothschild and Rockefeller banking and global governance conspiracies because those things probably weren't talked about by Dawkins, Harris, or Hitchens when those three were telling you about how they can't understand common Literary devices like allegory, and that evolution proves that, somehow, no intelligent designer runs the universe. . .despite the universe being soundly governed by observable laws.

Sometimes talking to new atheist movement people is like arguing with a brick wall. If you try to tell them that the Bible talked about global governance from beginning to end, and you bring up freemasonry, Rothschilds, Mass Media Moguls, etc; they'll often say something like the following:

I don't believe in your evil Jew conspiracies

It's never ending - it only gets much, much worse when you try to tell them that people claiming to be Jews most often are NOT Jews, and that people that claim to be Christians are most often NOT Christians. I sometimes feel as though my most intelligent friends never learned what a lie is, never understood that lots of people are plain liars half the time, or more - and that the word hypocrisy is just mind boggling to college grads.

Then, to top it all off - the very height of insanity, hilarity, and craziness - some of these will then claim that eleven of the twelve Apostles of Christ (and don't forget Paul, who came later, but was still beheaded) made the whole Jesus story up - and were brutally executed for it as part of what they then believe was a Jewish Conspiracy, and that, my friends, is the DUMBEST CONSPIRACY THEORY IN HISTORY.


Post Script: Technically - that would be a Hebrew Conspiracy, as the Hebrews were the Biblical Jews. But I'm not buying THAT load of conspiracy tin foil hat crap. The End.

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Paul Was Beheaded. . . For Fun?


St. James. . . .was murdered for making up stories?


Saint Stephen Was Stoned To Death For The Fun Of It?


Saint Bartholomew Beaten To Death For Making Up Fiction?


Saint Andrew - Crucified With His Hands Tied - So that it would take him longer to DIE!


James son of Alpheus was stoned and clubbed to death


St Philip Crucified For Nothing?


St. Thomas Speared To Death


James, son of Zebedee was executed by sword as commanded by Herod Agrippa


Thaddeus (jude) was crucified


Simon was crucified


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Penny Sworth on October 19, 2019:

Hi Wes, Yes! I've often wondered at the time & space thing. Why an even number of 24Hrs to a day, or why an odd number of 7 days in a week? Why is the working week an odd number of 5 days and the week-end days, an even number of 2 days? All these answers are wrapped up in the truth or the 'conspiracy' of religion & science.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on October 17, 2019:

Thanks Mike. Also, most people just outsource the job of interpretation to whoever they like.

So they just essentially accept what they want to hear. It's a bad deal.

I'm not especially devout, but I do have a good quality in that I'll question almost anything, and especially regarding what such and such scripture actually means.

And I know I could be very very wrong. The rest of my family is extremely religious, and they never question any of what they think stuff means. I'm sure they're wrong about a ton of stuff, but believing in evolutionary biology isn't important in Christianity. Not really.

Readmikenow on October 17, 2019:

I like the article. When people criticize what they see Christians doing, I tell them to ignore that and focus on what the Bible says. It is common to ignore instructions and believe you know better and end up making a mess of things. I think a true understanding of the Bible and the teachings of Jesus take a significant amount of time and effort that most people don't make. I ask people that the Old Testament was written in ancient Hebrew and then I ask what was the original language of the New Testament. Most people just stare and me. I then tell them there is much to learn about the Bible it's history and meaning.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on October 17, 2019:

I think the rise in critical thinking, which is mislabeled as 'conspiratorial, or whatever, is due to how abundantly clear it is to anyone with a decent IQ that legacy mass media is complete trash.

Everyone watching tv news is mislead or outright lied to non stop. And what sort of morons own and control those mass media entities, I wonder.

It's all so shameless, that if tv man says it is Thursday afternoon - I now must consult a calendar and look outside. It could well be Sunday night.

Penny Sworth on October 17, 2019:

Whenever I Am perplexed by something I’ve seen or heard in my daily life, I go to Hubpages to read what others have to say on the subject, with a view to getting into a meaty discussion. It’s really difficult to find the right Hub because a lot of Hubs are not kept up-to-date, recent comments are not kept posted - especially if the topic is not a current news item. Some Hubs just don’t seem live.

I chose your Hub because: (a) your Hub reflects much of my thoughts, (b) you mention Richard Dawkins, which is a name I recognise from another Hub that I Am following, so I wanted to hear more.

What brought me to Hubpages today is that I watched a programme called ‘Conspiracy Rising’ which suggests that Conspiracy Theory/Theories/Theorists is increasing. The prog puts forward the idea that the rise is due to the role of ethnicity - ie: the unfamiliar v the familiar, the unsettled v the settled. This is an argument I’ve not heard before & want to explore the idea.

The prog then went on to discuss Aliens & U.F.O’s. That’s where I draw the line & switched off the TV. I don’t believe in the whole alien, UFO thing. It’s not an idea I’m willing to discuss or explore. However, because we are talking Conspiracy Theories/Theorists, it’s interesting that the first part of the prog includes the ethnic view and the second part of the prog talks aliens & UFO’s, I’m sure there’s a covert and inadvertent racist link somewhere, but I wouldn’t know because I didn’t watch the second part of the programme, so this is just an after thought.

Thank You!

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 20, 2018:

Hahah I'm only attracted to women. So it also seems that women only can piss me off to high heaven.

Well, I'm a loner, and spend most of my time alone. And I like to argue, but at the same time, I don't know if I could be attracted to a woman I though was dumber than me for long.

Please work as hard as you can, Paula!

Suzie from Carson City on August 20, 2018:

Oh but Wesman, you are a lovable, precious child and what mother wouldn't love you to bits despite your numerous flaws! I sure know your Mama does! LOL

What have I told you repeatedly? You are only "child-like" because you don't have a full-time woman in your life, regularly kicking your butt into shape! My goal here on HP is to get you married off and holding a little Wesman! If you'd put that guitar down long enough & behave yourself on the week-ends, you'd be all settled down by now!

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 20, 2018:

I'm pretty dang child like, and I'm 44 years old. Well, sure beats being bent over and defeated.

The Logician from then to now on on August 20, 2018:

Well Wes maybe they are right, I mean I’ve never met a 44 year old baby.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 20, 2018:

I don't have Down's Syndrome, and pretty much everyone has told me, non stop, for 44 years running, what an imperfect child I am. I could go on, but probably should not. Well, I sympathize with the fear of having a kid who isn't going to be a CEO. Shit, I'm one of those kids.

Suzie from Carson City on August 20, 2018:

I wonder......If parents have amniocentesis, to test for possible Downs Syndrome, to then have the option to abort, so they do not have a flawed, imperfect child.....................................................

I don't want to be the first to burst their all perfect bubble, but 50 % DNA from each imperfect parent, creates an imperfect child....and quite logically, if they're too stupid to know this fact......they really shouldn't reproduce at all!

I love Dawson's tweet. He makes having a baby sound like test-driving vehicles til you find the one you like. I only WISH it could have been that easy!!

The Logician from then to now on on August 20, 2018:

Wes, well said sand right to the point! Couldn’t agree with you more...except instead of silly I think insane is a better word.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 20, 2018:

When you believe the entire universe and all living things are just one big freaky accident, or huge long series of chemical reactions that have no meaning, and nothing guiding them - then there isn't really any reason to think that murder is wrong, or that anything at all is wrong, ever. If everything is just a big random accident meaning nothing, how could anything be wrong?

I think atheists who try to moralize about anything are being silly. Of course I think atheists are silly to begin with.

The Logician from then to now on on August 20, 2018:

I’m with you on that Wes, it is murder but I suppose that never occurred to Dawkins, the scientist that he is (or isn’t). I say that because he justifies aborting DS children because DS fetuses may be naturally aborted. By that reasoning any abortion is justifiable because healthy children are sometimes naturally aborted - it’s called a miscarriage.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 20, 2018:

I'm not into abortion. I'm not especially into anti-abortion stuff either. I think abortion is murder because abortion is murder, but I try to not think about the subject at all.

The Logician from then to now on on August 20, 2018:

Just curious Wes, What do you think of what Dawkins said about this?

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 20, 2018:

Hey, thanks a whole lot! That is the best Maher video ever, in my opinion. Bill Maher is really a fence riding sort of person in a lot of ways. The problem in the USA seems to be that there are fewer persons anywhere near the fence.

I thought the whole New Atheist Movement was just stupid, and really, the dumbest people out there were the persons who were all in on in it. Oh I like Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens some. I like to hear them talk, but their followers were usually just immature.

kwade tweeling from USA on August 20, 2018:

Some great points made here. Especially about the massive misunderstandings surrounding religion. So many people don't even take the time to examine their beliefs in context of their religion.

I especially love that Bill Maher video. Gold.

Suzie from Carson City on February 24, 2018:

Wesman.....Whoa!! I sort of get what you mean about gun-packin Mamas seeming "cool." However, my sweet southern man.....If a wife or girlfriend has a gun and knows how to use it, I strongly suggest that men practice being near-perfect, attentive, generous, ever-FAITHFUL & saying, "Yes Dear," while smiling. (and by your innocent comment, it's clear you have never been married!!) I may agree you stay that way, after all! LOL

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on February 22, 2018:

Nah, but I always think its cool when women have guns. :)

Suzie from Carson City on February 22, 2018:

How special. Makes me feel so safe and secure. Is it time to panic?

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on February 22, 2018:

This evening we've found out a deputy sent to the school just stayed outside, and never made any attempt to do his job. He just sat outside while the kid was shooting other kids. Yep, there's zero reason to ever think police are willing or able to protect the public very much.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on February 22, 2018:

I rarely feel much trust in those 'protectors,' myself. It's kinda why I'm all about that second amendment. Not that I carry a gun or anything. I've carried them before though for working in shitty areas of Dallas.

Suzie from Carson City on February 22, 2018:

Thank you, Wes (I think). My God, When I shut myself down, I miss all the serious news stories. I know why too. I now feel worse than I did before. If we can't rely on our "protectors," we're all screwed.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on February 22, 2018:

Deputies had been called to the home where the kid lived, because of the kid, THIRTY NINE TIMES. So you could surely say they dropped the ball. Seems everyone must have known he was nuts.

The FBI had been notified about the person as he literally stated on Youtube that he intended to be a school shooter.

Suzie from Carson City on February 22, 2018:

Wesman.....strange you should mention the recent Florida tragedy. To say the least, these atrocious events can rock us to our core. I am extremely concerned & eager to understand your comment, Wes~(re: the local sheriff's dept & Florida branch of the FBI)

When shocking news like this hits the media, I have a terrible instinct to withdraw into a shell, being so overwhelmed with grief & fear, I nearly shut down for a long while afterward.

Can you fill me in on the info you mention by directing me to the appropriate news sites or perhaps drop me an email so I become aware of what's been reported. Just today I caught the Dr. Phil show that featured several of these students. It has brought me to my knees. Why do we feel so damned helpless?

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on February 22, 2018:

Well aren't you blowing up my ego this morning? Thanks!

I have no recollection of this Gunny Cracker. This makes me kinda sad - but you know I've given up arguing on HP things. I will rip into anyone in a casual sort of way on Facebook.

Hey Paula, while we're momentarily on the subject of shitty websites, I followed you on Twitter. Seems like a fine place to throw Molotov cocktails at crappy mainstream left wing extremists articles. But that's what I do on Facebook.

I have ZERO confidence in the credibility of these kids who're currently famous on the news. That whole shooting thing in Florida was apparently allowed to happen by the local sheriff's department, and the Florida branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Oh man I hate the cancer of liberalism.

Suzie from Carson City on February 22, 2018:

Wesman....Thanks for another great read. Whatever you may claim you are or are not, real or imagined, fact or fiction, from my vantage point, since first meeting you: You are definitely one of the TOP 10 writers on our site, the most fascinating and factual to read and an all-round "nice guy."

I pegged you as a genius, a long time ago and by God, I'm an excellent judge of intelligence. How so? Well, you see, I am really good at pretty much ONE thing and that is analysis of humans/human behavior. No one can spend an entire lifetime dedicated to the study of anything and not be really good at it. At the end of the day, amigo, people can take my opinion to the bank. No conspiracy! Peace, Effer (Sure is no question as to why that Moron "Gunny Cracker" was permanently banned from our site!! about a psycho.)

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on February 19, 2018:

Hey, Thanks very much, Sir!

Tom Cornett from Ohio on February 19, 2018:

Hi Wes. Dropping by again to read this great Hub. The truth is a strange and patient beast. In the end, it eats all of the liars.

Sanxuary on March 26, 2017:

For me some of the greatest arguments is how do you govern a World with religion on the basis of free will? This is the first thing we are born with and it tells us how spiritually immature we are. Second is this World is an illusion when it comes to the concept of spiritual growth in attaining salvation in the next life. In other words its less important what we consider to be important in this world and what you must do to attain salvation. Free will decides they get to kill themselves in this World if they choose. Money and all matierial things are not the factors that should be deciding the things we practice in our lives. In fact death should not matter and killing others is never about saving souls. Why would God stop the freewill of people from destroying themselves? I think all these lessons are in the Bible but I often wonder what some people are practicing. The older I get the fewer people I see in Heaven.

Gunny Cracker from Elkhorn, WI on September 20, 2016:

Global-warming is the biggest lie since evolution.

Kenyan-born, gay, commie, Moslem Obama is the Antichrist & Jesuit Pope Francis is the False Prophet. Allah is just another name for the devil.

Oswald, Tim McVeigh & the Moslem hijackers of 9/11 were all patsies for the Zionistic Illuminati-Freemasons. The "Titanic" is really the RMS Olympic, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

dingdong on October 11, 2015:

I read the entire article, and gave it a good chance. I accept the points of claimed religion poisoning the religious debate or truth. You lost some credibility when you refer to talking to athiests as talking to a wall and then say something like:

"evolution shows no designer...despite the universe being goverened by observable laws"

1. You take a position to its extreme and then refute it. A common logical error. Evolution only disproves creationism.

2. You become the proverbial wall you were declaring of others when you trivialise deep, wide and ever evolving science as "ovservable laws". You want to sweep the whole lot away in one sentence because likely it is beyond your comprehension. You seem impenetrable and unreasonable in this argument. I don't mean that as an insult, the cutting edge of science is beyond me. The cause of the laws as we see them is not a solved problem, but one day, like evolution, it may be. Within my lifetime we will discover what happened in the fractions of seconds after the big bang, and we may learn such things as to blow every religion apart. Or we may not. Neither of us know, it's not a closed question.

You underestimate intelligence. The clarity of thought, the ability to reflect on ones own mistakes and errors in thinking. It is huge. I have a reasonably capable mind, in as far I can work with high level mathematics. I am not a genius. But I'm smart enough to imagine the advantage that a mind like that of Sam Harris or Richard Dawkins has when considering arguments. I'm always extremely guarded when I hear someone casually dismiss their positions as stupid in such a shallow manner with such a shallow argument: it ignores how they have obviously deeply considered that argument before reaching their own position.

I've heard every man likes to think he can have any woman and beat every other guy up. I'd add that every man likes to never concede that another is smarter than him, that another man can see further than him.

Gordan Zunar from New York on November 06, 2014:

Just because somebody says that they're a Jew or a Christian and they go do bad stuff, doesn't mean that they're not religious. Sometimes people believe that they should kill for God. Bible is full of different interpretations. Everyone interprets it their own way.

If you're into conspiracy theories maybe you should watch Zeitgeist. Pay attention to the part about religion. Even though I'm not much of a believer in conspiracies, the movie makes some interesting points.

Sanxuary on January 10, 2013:

Adding common sense is the great myth buster. Solid facts create conspiracy theories of logic. Is it possible and does coincidence play a big factor. Police do a lot of good work on hunches and they stand up in court after the evidence is found. Some theories are pretty far out there but we should not be limited by a desire to explore the truth. If no one is willing to provide the truth then they deserve to have a conspiracy.

Michele Travis from U.S.A. Ohio on October 28, 2012:

Well making money is kind of better. Have a great evening!

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on October 28, 2012:

Well thank you, Michele!!!

I think I'm in a semi retired conspiracy theorist state right now....I'm getting older, and I want to make money I'm about done with politics and animal essays....

I hope to get to do more reading on HP soon....I got all employed again, so I mostly stopped reading hubs...which kinda sucks.

Michele Travis from U.S.A. Ohio on October 28, 2012:

Hey wes. loved this hub. I write some of the stupid conspiracy ones, but so do a lot of hubbers.

I don't know much about the atheist movement. I need to learn more about them.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on March 22, 2012:


From what I see said online - most "atheist" are merely people disillusioned with hypocritical religious folks in government.

Marvin Parke from Jamaica on March 22, 2012:

Those fake Jews and Christians are causing a lot of wars and strife. They are giving the real followers a bad name.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on March 06, 2012:

blake4d - Thanks Sir, I think the above is the result of an argument I had with's really more "venting" on my end.

I'm trying to debate less and write more fun stuff now days!

blake4d on March 06, 2012:

Very well thought out piece WTS. Keep on Hubbing. All hail the children of Zion. Blake4d

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 25, 2011:

Hey ruffridyer!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally agree with the second. I can agree with the third in that the Bush admin surely wasn't capable, but I feel like US Presidential administrations are only sock puppets, and that there are other humans that control those puppets.

ruffridyer from Dayton, ohio on August 25, 2011:

The second dumbest conspiracy theory, "Jesus fell unconsious on the cross, woke up in the tomb, pushed the several ton rock away 'with his nail wounded hands' walked out on his nail wounded feet and moved to india to preach buddhism, or moved to france to father the european kings.

Thrid dumbest conspiracy, President Bush and his adminastration planned and exacuted 911. yea,right.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 19, 2011:

I'm not involved with any sort of religion either. I go to church on Mother's day and sit next to my Mother - because it's HER day that day!

Terri Meredith from Pennsylvania on August 19, 2011:

Another piece well done! I absolutely refuse to get involved with formal religions. I take the individual pieces of wisdom which may apply to me and my life, and I leave the other stuff for someone else. Almost all religions teach the same principles of humanity. People get hung up on exactly who was responsible for bringing the messages. Does it really matter???

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 12, 2011:

Absolutely - I've never met a hard line fundamentalist of any persuasion that I could stand for long. I have the ability to find something that I like in virtually everyone - but I don't have the ability to approve of some beliefs that people hold.

Labels - are absolutely HIDEOUS. I would hate for someone to label me as anything but a man, or maybe an "opinionated man with some degree of open mindedness and intelligence" . . . or something, but that's too long for any stupid label category, I suppose. . . .

CMHypno from Other Side of the Sun on August 12, 2011:

Dogmatism and fundamentalism are ugly in whichever flavour they come in - Christian, Atheist, Jewish, Muslim etc. I have my own beliefs and have absolutely no desire to try ram them down anyone else's throat, and firmly believe that the world would be a much nicer place if we could all live and let live.

Unfortunately, our world is also obsessed with labelling people, and so most people end up with some kind of label and also find convenient labels to slap on themselves, even if they are not strictly accurate.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 28, 2011:

Thank you very much, James Watkins - when an author such as yourself comments my material, it always makes things look up!

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 28, 2011:

invitationwrite - when you say "Christopher is an ace" are you referring to Christopher Anton up above, or Christopher Hitchens? Either way, I agree with you, and wish all the Christophers in the world long and happy ones, and such. . . .

I keep writing on HP and Info Barrel - and am forever hoping that something will go nuclear and make me some money, but whatever.

James A Watkins from Chicago on July 28, 2011:

This is a fascinating essay. I surely agree with your conclusion about the "Dumbest Conspiracy Theory in History." Thank you for a good read.

invitationwrite on July 28, 2011:

Christopher is an ace - I hope that we can turn this show into some cash, times are steadily getting harder.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 27, 2011:

Thank you very much, Sueswan!!!!

I'm sick of having to debate with silly atheist who proclaim themselves "rational" whilst only displaying hatred of theism.

I'm also fairly well considered some sort of racist for denying that there is a "Jewish Race." It doesn't bother me though, and I only get head ache's when I state things from a perspective of anger.

Sueswan on July 27, 2011:

Hi Todd,

I really enjoyed this hub. I always confused whether being Jewish was a race or a religion.

You hit the nail on the head. Saying that you are a Christian doesn't make you one or just because you are not a Christian doesn't make you a Muslim or atheist.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 27, 2011:

I've found that it's very, VERY hard for me to ever have an honest discussion about serious things with anyone who's not been seriously traumatized by something or another at some point in their lives.

50 Caliber from Arizona on July 27, 2011:

Amazing, no? ha,ha,ha,ha,ha, the questions they ask are just insane as they try to determine ones sanity......

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 27, 2011:

Once I spent six days in a "suicide tank" in jail - the person at book in had asked me: " do you sometimes hear voices?"

I said, "yes, I'm hearing them now."

It seems that sarcasm translates poorly in real time, be it on the web, print, or in rural Texas.

50 Caliber from Arizona on July 27, 2011:

They asked me "was your family dysfunctional?" I said "hell yes, I was in it" ROTFLMAO dust

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 27, 2011:

Thank you very much, ubanichijoke! Believe it or not - just yesterday two police officers and two young ladies working in some sort of investigative mental health capacity came over un announced for a visit.

You can't have thoughts such as mine and be deemed "sane" in the environment that I grew up in. Hopefully I'll never develop any sort of respect for corporate ideals.

Alexander Thandi Ubani from Lagos on July 27, 2011:

Wesman, you know what i think?

You re a great, strong-willed, intelligent man. Bravo brave comrade

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 24, 2011:

Thank you very much, kind Sir! Christopher is an ace - I hope that we can turn this show into some cash, times are steadily getting harder.

50 Caliber from Arizona on July 24, 2011:

Wesman, I have to agree with Christopher, you are doing some fine work here and in your other writings as well. You along with Christopher are in my top 5 of writers I look forward to reading, so thank you for your work, dust

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 24, 2011:

Christopher I'm so flattered by that compliment that I'll have to try very hard to get close to living up to it. Thank you VERY much!

Yes - arguing with a fool confuses the audience. . .because only fools argue with fools, I think.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 24, 2011:


Salsa Snuffleupagus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's so awesome! Yes, Mr. Dawkins is a cold dead fish of a man. He de values himself and everyone around him with his philosophy - I wonder how much money he's getting from the Rockefeller family to push secular humanism for the global agenda.

Christopher Antony Meade from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom on July 23, 2011:

I recently watched a video of "La Dawkins" debating evolution versus creationism with some fundamentalist creationist woman.

I dont know which of them came over as more ridiculous. They were both idiots, in my book. At least Christopher Hitchens usually make a good argument, whether you agree with him or not. Dawkins just doesn't seem to know what he is talking about most of the time.

I wouldn't lose any sleep Wesman over these "goons" who utter threats against you. They are just fleas trying to nibble at the toes of a mammoth.

Keep up the good work. You are doing just fine.

Elefanza from Somewhere in My Brain on July 23, 2011:

You ready for this one? I claim to elephant! Yep. 45 percent racially Chinese elephant. And a hot sauce eating elephant at that.

The new atheist movement is a little daunting with the anger and cold intellectualism. Wonder where it will lead our society? I hear what you're saying about Dawkins. The man is an unfeeling fish. There's the most depressing video of him shattering this poor man's faith. Sad stuff. Love the pictures at the end. Hope you're doing well!

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 23, 2011:

Thank You Very Much Froggy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's an AWESOME comment!

The Frog Prince from Arlington, TX on July 23, 2011:

Wesman - There is one thing I've been told my whole life that I think is true. Asparagus is good for you. Everything else takes a closer view. LOL

Great Hub

The Frog

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 23, 2011:

Damn. Seems like that had a lot of potential. I wonder what kind of ugly they'd color me.

Maybe Fox News will become a thing of the past - not that that would change much.

50 Caliber from Arizona on July 23, 2011:



I was asked via hub pages for two days film time at my desert retreat to see how a hermit lives and my views by a French filming company doing parts of America. 2 days trimmed to a 10 to 15 minute segment, having dealt with a couple of editorial writers in the past taking a two hour commentary with the results pick and choose my words into a misrepresentation of what I said and meant, after reading it I refused to sign off on the release. So saying "NO" to this film was easy knowing what the result may have been about a gun owning loony living in an austere environment anti-government picture. They, including Fox present the flavor they want, not the truth, media outlets are entertainment now days not news but just their views, homey don't play that shit.

Thank You for outing them, dust

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 23, 2011:

Thank You!

overhearing on July 23, 2011:

Bill Reilly's thoughts on 911 to the son of a victim.

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 23, 2011:

Hundred percent agreement - 911 was staged all the way, and the US murdered it's own people in a planned way, premeditated murder - for the rape of Arabia.

50 Caliber from Arizona on July 23, 2011:

Wesman, history is cool in that it shows and tells how willing the USA has been to attack it's self to form a popular public opinion that supports our going to war. WWI, the bait was the Lusitania with Americans on a cruise with a load of ammunition, oops the word got to the Germans and a blown up ship sent us to war, WWII, Pearl Harbor, since then, all the wars or conflicts have a stage that was set as well, one just need to look at history. I watched the History Channel videos and took a liking to watching videos of how a building is taken down on its own foot print by careful placing of explosives, then I find out a month or two later the twin towers were hit [no TV no internet] on a trip into town, it was all the talk then and I was surprised so I set up an antenna and turned the telly on to watch as we went to war. I got the internet in 2008 and since having learned to use it I have watched repeatedly the towers go down along with a building that was untouched by the planes. No one will ever convince me that an up burning flame of jet fuel caused the perfect implosion of any of those buildings and sooner or later it will become evident our government was involved in setting the stage for a forever war. "If you are not with us, you are against us" loosely GW Bush. That tells me the power people intend on fighting anyone they decide is in the way from now on. I support our troops, but I can't support the powers that put them on the ground, it's not right and terrorism didn't start with Usama Bin Laden and it didn't end with him either. I put up a hub against a presidential assassination order of an American born in New Mexico citizen sans due process. It was also sans the whole story that we now have as that individual is in fact a terrorist leader and now his face and name appear in regard to him leading attacks. In light of the new information my hub may be wrong on his count but I leave it up because I believe the premise of my intent is still true, and I don't support spending millions of dollars to kill one man that will not change anything except who is in charge, much like the killing of JFK, LBJ was sworn in and the mission kept moving. Changing horses didn't stop the mail in the Pony Express days and I think it doesn't get any simpler than that, war is money and power for the top and a death sentence, or maiming for the soldier that the top sets on. dust

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 23, 2011:

Hey Tom Cornett! I don't know how to say "thanks" enough for that! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Cornett from Ohio on July 23, 2011:

I would add my two cents here but you already spent the whole dollar. This is the most sensible writing I've read in a long, long time. I do so admire human beings who are not afraid to tell the truth. Wonderful Hub Wes!

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 23, 2011:

Dude, the Germans are amazing! Of course East Germany would have been right there with them if they could have been - outstanding and hard working brilliant people that just went down the wrong track - but there's more to it than that, everyone was basically guilty for what happened in Germany - the world blamed them for WWI, and it wasn't all their fault. People were eating cats and dogs during the years before the Nazis turned their economy around.

You're damn right about the USA, if we had a few more IEDs to deal with on a day to day basis, folks would turn into peace nicks over night. Sadly, we're headed down the path to karmic hell.

50 Caliber from Arizona on July 23, 2011:

Wesman, while people in this country have experienced disaster from floods, fire, tornadoes, earth quakes and on with mother nature doing her PMS thing, in large they don't have a clue what other countries know so well as the bombs, rockets and other things that go boom turn their worlds to rubble, if they did know the difference they might actually try and work together to keep what's left of the "original, good idea" together and strive to put it back to one piece that has a semblance of unity and prosperity. If they would study what West Germany did after WWII to turn back into a thriving economy as fast as they did, it would help many inside and out of this country inside a decade, I'd like to leave this world knowing that those who are and will have to be living, are doing so in a manner that affords them a life of hope over a life of being slaves to the elite. dust

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 23, 2011:

Cool, Dusty! You've got the healthy attitude about the whole thing, I think. I'm not saying that I hope everything comes to a head real quickly, or anything - but at the same time I know that I just don't know how things will be, or how much more of all this that I can stand!

50 Caliber from Arizona on July 23, 2011:

Wesman, I hope we are sitting on cloud nine, lighting farts, drinking the heavenly approved drink, laughing and watching the game, where Christ hands Satan his ass in a hat to wear as he is shoved into the pit. I'm not saying I don't love Satan, because I do, just like the rest of my enemies. After all he is responsible for providing the entertainment for dummies like me who stray from the path long enough to get reminded that I'm messing up. I don't want to be here for any of what is soon coming to this planet either, dust

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 23, 2011:

Thanks, Dusty! I hope to not be around for the showdown on the Meggido (I'd imagine that I spelled that wrong)plains, hell - I don't want to be around for the New World Order global kingdom either.

50 Caliber from Arizona on July 23, 2011:

Wesman, great piece on why Americans are full of shit and rally around the pulpits of bullshit in separate clicks hating each other on the day after the Sabbath. I sure am far from perfect myself, but I cannot bring myself to fall in with the likes of them on Sunday mornings, they scream come Jesus come! I don't think they know what they are asking for, Armageddon will be a sold out event from my observations.

A great article here that is quite interesting and accurate to boot. Peace, dust

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 22, 2011:

LOL! Thank you, Tex!!!! I'm going to have to "bit the bullet" and read some Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris sooner or later. I think I'll put it off for later though!

Tex Shelters on July 22, 2011:

Well, I like Dawkins, but for his evolutionary writing, not the rest of it.

I would say more, but have to go to my atheist meeting where we talk about not believing anything.



Tex Shelters

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 22, 2011:

LOL! Yeah, name the guy left was "Ashamed Of Hubpages."

He also said that the Department of Homeland Security was probably watching me. . . .my thoughts are that if they aren't, they either know me pretty well, or they just suck at their jobs. Ha!

Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 22, 2011:

Thanks Tom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still haven't got around to replying to half the comments on that "Native American/European Savages" thing. . . .I don't know what got into me there. I seem to be just trying to forget that one; but I haven't figured out why yet.

Yeah some dude told me to watch my back on that "Sharia Law" hub!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not so Christian that my shotguns ain't loaded, but who knows - nobody ever really knows what they'll do till they're at the bridge.

justom from 41042 on July 22, 2011:

WTF Todd, half way smart? That's total bullshit. You're one of the smartest people on this thing. You say exactly what you think, tell the truth and if you're wrong you're man enough to admit it. This is a great hub man, religion is played like 3 card monte on the streets of NYC or a shell game. It's always preached and the most vocal are always more than not the worst offenders (and LIARS) on the planet. You know I don't usually get involved in these conversations but truth is truth and you've pretty much hit the nail right on it's evil head. Nice work Todd!!!

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