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The 10 Most Ridiculous Things People Believe


From Noah's Ark the Crowd Spots a UFO

Noah’s Ark
Upwards of 60% of Americans believe in the story of Noah’s Ark, word by word. Meaning that more than half of this country believes that a guy built an ark, put all of the world’s animals in there (including all of the fish and sea creatures), told them not to kill each other, fed them who-knows-what during the flood, and then put each animal (and dinosaur?) in the specific climate in which they would prosper (and didn’t put any apes on the north pole just to screw with people).

Rapture

More than half of Americans believe that the “prophecies of The Book of Revelations,” including the idea that we will have a “rapture” and Jesus will return to take the faithful.  Meanwhile, atheists pray (pun intended) that the “Faithful” are right, and that they will disappear and get out of the way of humanity’s progress.

I'm not saying they're stupid. Just "Ability to Reason" Challenged

Creation/Humans and Dinosaurs

Around half of the people in the United States believe that God created earth somewhere between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. They believe this despite the fact that they receive an education (except in Kansas) that continually explains to them evolution, and the age of the earth. Why even go to school if you don’t believe the multiplication table.

The juiciest part of this belief is the explanation for dinosaur bones -“God” put the dinosaur fossils in Earth to test our faith.”  Yup, and he put “young boys” to test his Priests celibacy (Especially on Gelgamak.)

New Testament, Old Testament

To put all of this in perspective, around half of Americans do not know that Judaism came before Christianity. So, despite the fact that Jesus was a Jew, nearly half of Americans believe that Christianity is older than Judeism. As Bill Maher put it, “half of Americans look at the Old Testament and the New Testament and do not know which came first.”

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Truthers
One-third of all Democrats in the United States believe that George Bush helped plan or at least knew all about the attack on the World Trade Center before September 11.
This would mean that numerous other people and the people that planned the attack also know this and are not saying anything. So countless people from within the Administration revealed the faulty Iraq intelligence and torture but not one person has disclosed the fact that the President committed the single worst crime that the United States has ever seen.

Creationists are to birthers what Mensa is to a Potato

Birthers
Similarly, one-third of Republicans believe that despite the fact that Barack Obama‘s birth certificate is on file in Hawaii, that he was actually born in Kenya.  Really? So the The “Powers That Be” had an evil plan to set up an election, and then decided to get a guy from Kenya to become President as opposed to say simply going with someone from the United States?  Odd.

Obama is a Muslim

Ten percent of Americans, and more than 20% of Americans in Texas, as well as all the  Rascist in both Texas and Florida, believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim.
This belief would almost be okay if those same people did not get on Obama about his radical Christian preacher whose church he attended for ten years.  So what is it – Christina w/ a racist preacher or Muslim with a racist complainer?

Fabio is a card carrying member of the Illuminati.

Illuminati
It is not officially known how many Americans believe in The Illuminati as the official “New World Order”, pollsters cannot read their minds through their tin foil hats.
What we do know, is that there are millions of people who believe that a cartel of very rich and powerful people control the entire world, using world leaders as puppets. Some even believe that the Illuminati are an alien Lizard race – and that George Bush is one of them!  . . .and you thought the visitors were our friends.

Saddam/9/11

Despite the existence of these silly little things called facts, more than 30% of Americans still believe that Saddam Hussein was directly behind the September 11 attacks. In other news, more than 30% of Americans haven’t picked up a newspaper in the last five years. . .and if they did, who knows if they could read anyway?

That's one small step back for a man. One Giant leap back for mankind.

Fake Moon Landing
Around 10% of people believe that the moon landing was staged, and another 20% have doubts that we actually went to the moon.
Have you seen the special effects in pre-Star Wars films? Do you really think a non-George Lucas run government could have pulled something like that off?

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      1. dave says:

        there is one overlying fact in this whole article….it centers on Americans…really you people need to get a life it isnt all about you

    1. s hayes says:

      This article highlights nothing but the blind ignorance stupidity and laziness on the part of the author

    2. Josh says:

      Blind ignorance, stupidity, laziness? What part? Can you be more specific? Don't be lazy…

    3. Dirk Diggler says:

      wait wat. Ten percent think the moon landing was staged, TWENTY percent think that we didn't go to the moon? So for every person that thinks we didn't go to the moon and staged the film, there is a person that thinks we didn't go to the moon at all BUT THE FOOTAGE WAS GENUINE?! Where the hell did they get all these statistics anyway? 50 percent this, 30 percent that… rabbit out of a hat?

      100 percent of Coed writers are 'full retard', moer linkz less wurds plz k thanx bai!

      1. Tom says:

        The distinction is between people who believe it was fake & people who have doubts, there's a difference. Read things thoroughly.

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    5. speakeroo says:

      70% of people believe anything they read on the internet

    6. […] Upwards of 60% of Americans believe in the story of Noah’s Ark, word by word. Meaning that more than half of this country believes that a guy built an ark, put all of the world’s animals in there (including all of the fish and sea creatures), told them not to kill each other, fed them who-knows-what during the flood, and then put each animal (and dinosaur?) in the specific climate in which they would prosper (and didn’t put any apes on the north pole just to screw with people). Read ahead […]

    7. John says:

      I do have to point out that not all these idiocies are equal. For some of the Christian misinterpretations (creationists), it is merely a matter of ignorant stupidity. For those people who believe the literal interpretation of the bible, the old testament says it's the law to stone disobedient women and children (and not the good type of stoning).

      But the conspiracy theorists are actually educated people for the most part. Not only can they read, but many are college educated. I don't know if there is a word for that kind of idiocy. And it is less a statement of their stupidity, but rather an implication of the system that awarded morons diplomas in the first place.

      I would have to put truthers, illuminati, birthers, and other blogosphere religions as the true bottom of the barrel.

    8. Nora says:

      Great point Dirk Diggler, those moon landing statistics don't make any sense and I suspect all the others stats on how many people believe one thing or another are made up as well.

      "one-third of Democrats" are truthers? and "one-third of Republicans" are Birthers. (It is amazing how that works out.)

      OK I am a registered Democrat and most of my friends are democrats and while I have heard the Truther theory I have yet to meet one single person who believes. It is a fringe movement as I would hope that the Birther movement is for Republicans.

      All the stats here are a load of bull!

    9. poppajo8 says:

      A lot of idiots believe Darwin said that man was a descendant of apes too, one of the most ignorant beliefs I've ever heard.

    10. David Scene says:

      Wow, one of the most incredibly ignorant and cobbled-together bunch of crap I've seen yet. Who wrote this, a 15 year old?

    11. McBeastie says:

      Pappajo8….so you don't believe Darwin said it? Or you don't believe in what was said? If it's the second thing then I understand the poor sentence structure. Because you're a moron.

    12. Kimbo says:

      Please, for the love of god, SPELLCHECK before posting articles to the internet.

      Oh, and get some real statistics while you're at it.

    13. poppajo8 says:

      McBeastie, why don't you tell me. What did Darwin say exactly? Remember, accuracy counts…

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    15. Dave says:

      Most of what you listed cannot really be proven one way or another. So to be firmly entrenched on either side of such an argument makes you as closed minded as the person you are vilifying.

      There really is no difference between an atheist and a theist. They are both convinced in a belief that can never be proven in this existence. Therefore they are both wasting their time by declaring such a belief.

      1. Tom says:

        The definition of an atheist is someone who lacks belief in a god or gods. This can include people who believe that there's no god, & people who merely lack belief that there is a god. So where is your evidence that atheists are convinced of a belief? Arrogant idiot

    16. Dick Hertz says:

      Bush had the report on his desk that said in big letters "Bin Laden Determined to Attack in US." The way the author has phrased this it makes Condoleeza Rice a liar in order to say Democrats are dumb. http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB116/pdb
      Part of the fun of any major public disaster is getting the stories straight, solving the mystery. In this case, the story isn't straight and for a multitude of reasons on all sides we're never going to get a straight story. Look at David Kelly in the UK. Look at the Holocaust and David Irving. Gary Webb. Bad things happen sometimes because people make them happen or let them happen. Your conspiracy theory is someone else's bold policy initiative. Reagan talked about alien attacks in the 1980s. Pentagon plans included false flag attacks on US targets by American troops in disguise. See Page 10 of http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/northw
      So maybe it's dumb and crazy, but it isn't unreasonable. And that's sad.

    17. villainousmax says:

      Duh, people who believe things I don't are just big dummies.

    18. Darwin's Chihua says:

      Darwin did not say that man descended from apes, in face man is an ape. What Darwin did write in his notes was: "Man from monkey?" Which based on how phlogeny works is true. All apes share a common ancestor with what we now consider to be the lineage of old world monkeys. Old world monkeys share a common ancestor with what we consider to be the lineage of new world monkeys, and so on. It's very simple really if you look at some of the "evolutionary trees" out there.

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