Advice to conspiracy theorists and how I became one

Advice to conspiracy theorists and how I became one

I suppose, I’ve always been a bit of a loner and not one to go along with the status quo, and no doubt that has something to do with it. But at age 15, I became a Christian and those who mentored me strongly suggested I concentrate on higher things. Up to some 13 years ago, when I retired, I had too many other things on my plate to get embroiled in conspiracy theories. While I remained active e.g. in the community and church, when I retired, I had the luxury to pick and choose my projects, focusing on what took my interest.

One of them was to try to make some sense in what is going on in the world, having long learnt the wisdom of Murphy’s Law that things are often not what they seem. It was not long after that I got into social media, i.e. Facebook, finding to my surprise many who I regarded as sensible taking a different view of world events to me and we sometimes (regretably) fell out as a result.  Then there was alternative media – two of the earliest were the Drudge Report and the Alex Jones Show, which often gave a very different picture of the world than what mainstream media gave. I was later to come to the view that mainstream media, e.g. the BBC, lie, which I talk about in my recent “The Unholy Trinity: Media, Politicians, Elites” blog. Besides checking out various resources on the Internet, I also read widely. February 22 2014, I posted my first blog titled “Hello World. Over 2000 blogs were to follow on a wide variety of topics, often to do with what is going on in the world and sharing my views.

I would not have regarded myself as a conspiracy theorist until long after I retired (and then only to the extent that what we see is because bad people have conspired), but the more I studied the world, the more I began to question the official narrative that sought to explain events and persuade opinions. Two “hot” topics in the early days were Brexit and Trump, and I often found myself out on the limb with my views. The more recent hot topic was all and sundry to do with the Corona virus. My views, which I was not shy in sharing, nearly got me excommunicated and did get me sent to Coventry by some upstanding Christian leaders. Conspiracy theorist is often seen as a pejorative term, something I reflect on in my recent “Is Conspiracy theory a virus that is infecting the church?” blog and even if one were one, e.g. in not believing the official explanations of the JFK assassination or 9/11, one would often not admit to it for fear of being ostracised by one’s peers.

I once had an enlightened boss (an ex-policeman), with whom we would discuss unusual goings on in the world, often begging the question that there was a conspiracy afoot, typically of the unhelpful kind. He told me he would put these assorted nuggets of information in his proverbial back pocket, to return to when he knew more and as more evidence was gathered that would either confirm or refute any theory he might be tempted to put forward. So, when I say I believe, in human terms (yes there is a higher spiritual dimension too) the world is run by a tiny elite, of bloodline families, often leaning to Satan in terms of allegiance, whose agenda is to enslave and depopulate, and a cohort of useful idiots willing to do their bidding, I will no doubt be called a conspiracy theorist by some, noting it is a hard thing to accept that the people we trust lie and the world is run by psychopaths who have little or no human empathy.   

I could give examples of conspiracy theories I am convinced on and those I am unsure about, but that is not the purpose of this exercise and, besides, you can check out what I think about a wide range of happenings on the world stage if you were to read my blog. What is clear to me is the uneasy relationships we now see that were not apparent, before I retired say, is to a significant extent due to the nature of events since that time and that Satan has been successful in at least two major ways: to deceive people as to what is truly going on and with his divide and rule strategy. My becoming a conspiracy theorist is as a result of the process described by Charlie Ward (whose show I watch), although with respect to my “Gnosticism, Syncretism and New Agism examined” blog he ticks all three boxes. Charlie argues most people live in the third dimension – they accept what they are told; some go to the fourth dimension – are uneasy with what they are told and some (an increasing number if Charlie and another conspiracy theorist, David Icke, is to be believed and this is evidenced by protests the world over) we find in the fifth dimension who believe something broadly on the lines of what I see as going on, although there will be considerable differences in views when it comes to specific examples and how it will all pan out.

Before I give some tips for actual and wannabe conspiracy theorists, in the good sense and in the way I would like to reclaim the term, and focusing on real Christians, I should make the point all of us should be more concerned with fact than theory (or opinion). While many conspiracy theories have turned out bogus and many, we can’t say one way or the other if true, many have been confirmed as fact – and all credit to the likes of Alex Jones and David Icke. As for relevance for Christians, contrary to what I was taught as a young Christians, understanding the world to the extent we can respond appropriately is the theologically correct thing to do. Particularly, at this time, with all sorts of craziness being seen the world over, it seems to me a lot of these events are connected (methinks, more conspiracy than coincidence) and we need to act wisely. Whether we are in for a Great Reset, Great Awakening, neither or both, it is in God’s hands. Having read to the end of the Bible, I know He wins! I should also add the importance of the prophetic voice when it comes to world events, discussed in my last “Prophetic Integrity” blog, providing a powerful check on unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.

  1. Don’t get obsessed with conspiracy theories and checking out what x, y or z have to say on the subject – you haven’t the time and nor the calling, but …
  2. Be a seeker after truth, do your own research and be ready to question everything (as I often say: test and weigh).
  3. There is much going on you will be unable to fathom. Admit it and admit when you are wrong.
  4. Living a life devoted to serving God is the most important thing you can do.
  5. Two things I have come to see as particularly important in recent years are faithfulness and kindness.
  6. Try not to fall out with others over your views (life is too short) and recognise some will fall out with you over them (the price to pay for putting your head over the parapet).
  7. There are things you can usefully do to make a difference in this world – focus on what you can do rather than what you can’t.
  8. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” Ephesians 6:11,12.
  9. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” Ecclesiastes 12:13,14.
  10. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” Proverbs 3:5,6

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