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Christianity &Islam Thomas on 01 Jun 2010 01:03 am

How to deny reality – something Christians and Muslims do constantly

A great article:

Living in denial: Why sensible people reject the truth

HEARD the latest? The swine flu pandemic was a hoax: scientists, governments and the World Health Organization cooked it up in a vast conspiracy so that vaccine companies could make money.

Never mind that the flu fulfilled every scientific condition for a pandemic, that thousands died, or that declaring a pandemic didn’t provide huge scope for profiteering. A group of obscure European politicians concocted this conspiracy theory, and it is now doing the rounds even in educated circles.

This depressing tale is the latest incarnation of denialism, the systematic rejection of a body of science in favour of make-believe. There’s a lot of it about, attacking evolution, global warming, tobacco research, HIV, vaccines – and now, it seems, flu. But why does it happen? What motivates people to retreat from the real world into denial?

For more information on religious delusion watch this video:

3 Responses to “How to deny reality – something Christians and Muslims do constantly”

  1. on 01 Jun 2010 at 1:55 am 1.Xenon said …

    I saw this with blacks who claimed GW Bush allowed Katrina in order to kill blacks, I have seen it with JFK, more recently with the 911 conspirators. However, it is not typically as Thomas attempts to make it a religious exercise. He completely ignores the article to make it a Muslim/Christian scenario.

    I did leave out two. Muslims denying concentration camps and the atheist who believe Christians are attempting to establish a state religion.

  2. on 06 Jun 2010 at 10:20 pm 2.Raithie said …

    Sadly, I’ve heard worse.

  3. on 20 Jun 2010 at 7:02 pm 3.Hayabusa Gurl said …

    It’s time to bring these babies back from obscurity!

    Sent from my iPhone 4G

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