CSICon Promo Video….

I continue to not believe that I am presenting at this. Heehee.

(You’ll notice that they don’t shuffle past my photo. Heheh.)


5 Responses to CSICon Promo Video….

  1. Congrats, Bob! Wish I could be there. What’s your topic?

  2. Bob says:

    Thanks! I’m going to talk about American conspiracy theories related to religion. I went to a Jesuit school, for instance, and it’s hard for me to imagine the little old poops I knew there running the world. It’s just a recent kick I’ve been on, and it dovetails nicely with the conspiracy theory class I’m teaching next semester. I’m getting in touch with my inner 19th-century Americanist. 🙂

  3. Ken says:

    Out of morbid curiosity, are there any religions that haven’t been the subject of a conspiracy theory?

    Hmm, I was about to clarify that I meant recent/extant religions, then I remembered that the creationist Henry Morris claimed that evolution was given to Nimrod by Satan, so even the ancient Sumerians aren’t safe.

  4. Bob says:

    Your morbid curiosity is likely to be horrifically satiated. All you need to demonize someone is an imagination and ignorance. Humanity has both in spades. If spades is the word I’m looking for.


  5. Pacal says:

    There were in the 19th century a whole series of mythical conspiracies related to alleged “popish” plots. A lot of them had to do with young women being kidnapped and forced into convents where they were forced to sexually service Catholic Priests, have babies who were sacrificied or aborted, Drink blood and yes worship the Pope as a God along with Satan.

    It seems to have been at least in part from memories of the historical conflict between Catholics and Protestants in Europe more esspecially Reformation England.

    The similarity with the modern day “Great Satanic Ritual Abuse” fantasy is not accidental.

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