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Some mugs still think the MMR injection gives children autism (it doesn't), while others are of the belief that we're ruled by billionaire lizard people. Tell us about views outside the mainstream which people go glassy eyed if you bang on about them (Your grandad's a racist - no need to tell us, thanks)

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(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 12:06)
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Belief through volume and repetition
I once went to an Evangelical wedding. Real happy-clappy born again Christian types. At one point, they were all shouting out "I believe! I believe" and such like.

I couldn't help think that, rather than their god or the other members of the group, the ones they were really trying to convince were, in fact, themselves...
(, Mon 29 Apr 2013, 16:49, 10 replies)
I thought that was the whole point of, well, any church really
If you truly believe in God then going to a building once a week to repeat out loud how much you believe in him seems totally redundant, unless you regularly need to convince yourself that it's not a steaming pile of horseshit
(, Mon 29 Apr 2013, 16:54, closed)
Not a Blues Brother's song then? as that would be sweet.

(, Mon 29 Apr 2013, 16:55, closed)
I've always thought this about books.
If you're anti-Nazi, it would be sensible to familiarize yourself with Mein Kampf.

I always enjoy laughing at "socialists" who buy the Socialist Worker newspaper - it all gets very Monty Python very quickly; "We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune, who take it in turns to act as a sort of Executive Officer for the week, who decisions have to be ratified by the collective ... "

IE - preaching to the converted.
(, Mon 29 Apr 2013, 17:02, closed)
Or maybe they were just celebrating their faith,
in a manner harmless to others and enjoyable by themselves? Hard to hold that against them.
(, Mon 29 Apr 2013, 17:06, closed)
Nah I think the OP had it spot on
If the thing you believe in is really real (like, for instance, my broccoli plants) then there's no need to "celebrate your faith" in it. I don't get together with a bunch of other gardeners and sing about how much I believe in broccoli every week, I just do.
(, Mon 29 Apr 2013, 17:39, closed)

Yeah just like how no one gets together with a bunch of friends to watch a football match or see a band they like.
(, Mon 29 Apr 2013, 19:47, closed)
As an opiate of the masses, broccoli probably has some work to do.
Still, if it makes you happy...
(, Mon 29 Apr 2013, 22:28, closed)
Man do I love broccoli

(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 10:09, closed)
It's irony.
(High in iron)
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 10:19, closed)
Truly, it is a gift from God.
Praise him! Praise him in thanks for broccoli!
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 10:45, closed)

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