Conspiracy thinking is not really thinking at all. It is the poison which eats at the heart of critical thought and real knowledge and learning. It is based on subjective idealism which can be defined as separating the ideas in people’s minds from the real world. The idea comes first, “In the beginning was the Word” that sort of thing.
Therefore I would advise people to begin to follow a debate which is now breaking out on the Israpundit website, that is http://www.israpundit.org/archives/63603324/comment-page-1#comment-63356000147623 and where I have thrown down the gauntlet to a noted conspiracy theorist calling himself Bernard Ross.
My challenge to B Ross who seems to be suggesting that Islamic State is some kind of conspiracy project (and which leads him to attack a very important writer who appears regularly on Martin DSherman Facebook is to begin with the following: (But warning do not expect a sensible answer to my question. I expect evasion and most like abuse)
B Ross writes:
You know I have never bought the story of the gulf arabs against (sic) IS (LOL) just like I never bought the GCC qatar split…. a shell game.
Can you elaborate on this?
Also you seem to be suggesting that Islamic State is a creation of the US and NATO.
But can you define what you think the Islamic State is then and if you disagree with the take on the Islamic State by people like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller?
And while Muslims by the tens and even hundreds of thousands will march against a YouTube video, a Danish cartoon, the Jewish state, and perceived insults to Islam, they stay silent in the face of the most egregious Islamic supremacist violence. Silence is sanction. Why are they silent? Because it is sanctioned, commanded in the Quran and those who speak against it don’t have a theological leg to stand on.
(shown is a picture) christianA woman walks inside a damaged church in Maaloula. The Christian town was attacked last spring by extremist forces. (REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki) – See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/12/the-islamic-state-isis-turning-churches-into-torture-chambers-selling-christian-artifacts.html/#sthash.ABJulc3q.dpuf