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Old 10-08-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I know that there are a lot of conspiracies out there but if someone actually believes 9/11 was an inside job, is this a mental disorder?

It seems to me that these folks live completely detached from reality and don't have the ability of logical deduction. Would this qualify for a mental disorder?
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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I know that there are a lot of conspiracies out there but if someone actually believes 9/11 was an inside job, is this a mental disorder?

It seems to me that these folks live completely detached from reality and don't have the ability of logical deduction. Would this qualify for a mental disorder?
I would call it paranoia. Which I guess could be considered a mental disorder. However, we see a lot of this on this forum, especially directed towards the current administration. I personally do not think 9/11 was an inside job, I would think that would be the epitome of evil.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Sure. It's called being a moron and having way too much time on your hands.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Here
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However, we see a lot of this on this forum, especially directed towards the current administration.
Say what?
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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Some people are prone to falling for swiss cheese evidence.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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Default Is believeing 9/11 was an inside job a mental disorder?

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I know that there are a lot of conspiracies out there but if someone actually believes 9/11 was an inside job, is this a mental disorder?

It seems to me that these folks live completely detached from reality and don't have the ability of logical deduction. Would this qualify for a mental disorder?
Gee, I dunno.

Most of the inside job folks I know are thinkers.

Believers are those harboring contempt for fact.

They just don't like 'em. Facts, that is!

Believers don't need no stinking facts!

Are you one?

Stinking fact, that is!
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I've come across many who are "truthers", some more educated than the majority of people on CD (including saganista ), some blue collar workers. Meh, it's just an opinion. There's certainly motivation considering how many civil liberties we as Americans readily surrendered by the traitor act and the massive increase in occupation forces. Could just be a coincidence.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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Even if I believe 9-11 was caused by radical muslims and was not an inside job I do not disrespect those who believe otherwise. None of us know for sure. Conspiracies DO exist! It would be naive to believe otherwise. The problem is we are just guessing when we take sides on which conspiracies are true or not.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Gullibility is not a mental disorder, no, and neither is "paranoia" in the colloquial meaning of the word.

Jay F is correct that conspiracies exist. When they are proven, of course, they become scandals and we forget that they were once only "conspiracy theories."

Having said that, I would disagree with Jay F that it's only a throw of the dice or a wild guess which theories are true. I think there are shades of probability and that pulling off something like 9/11 against one's own country would be so logistically difficult as to be practically impossible. On the other hand, it's quite easy to believe that we or the Israelis had greater foreknowledge of the plan than we've admitted to having.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: NY
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Mental disorder...it comes close. The whole truther thing goes hand-in-hand with Bush Derangement Syndrome. IMO if Gore had been president there never would have been a truther movement.
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