According to Wikipedia: “A conspiracy theory is an explanation for an event or situation that invokes a conspiracy by sinister and powerful groups, often political in motivation, when other explanations are more probable”. And if that is so, then we who are Christians should avoid conspiracy theories, as being based on lies. But what if it isn’t? What if the conspiracy theory explanation more credible than the official one? Always, defining terms is important! So I am a conspiracy theorist, according to a number of my peers, even though I am a lot more knowledgeable concerning what is going on in the world at large, a lot of which does not hit the news headlines, as well as Christian doctrine, and more earnest when it comes to practising those doctrines than most Christians and do claim that a key element of my gospel preaching, community activism, watching on the wall (my overriding priority in life) is to fight for truth. The question is then begged: how come the mismatch (between what I and others see) and does it matter much?
[…continue reading at..] A and this Christian response to conspiracy theories — JRB Publications
I’m pleasantly surprised to find my fellow ‘son of Issachar,’ John Barber, kindly honours my blog in his noble attempts to awaken our brothers and sisters to what’s really happening – his title ‘A and…’ may be a play on ‘Q Anon’.
Moreover, I’ve gained a Badge of Honour in those pioneering ranks,!
Since preparing John’s post for re-blogging, I find I’ve got a new distinction in social media. It’s not so much that this blog’s achieved 2.2 million views for 3,500 posts and pages, but Linked-In has blocked a couple of posts automatically transferred because they’re contrary to their ‘community policies’!!
Although I was notified, I had no time to deal but I’ve wanted to delete my account anyway because I don’t use it. After a review, however, they emailed some apologies – but upon logging-in I find that, not only had they then to send me a login security code, but also I was next asked for identification AND that I copy and submit it to them – ABSOLUTELY NOT! No way am I sending private data – utterly absurd!!
Oh, by the way – that’s NOT a conspiracy theory – it is a TRUE FACT!
Look out for John’s further thoughts on this matter in the next post…