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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44 thoughts on “The 10 Most Ridiculous Things People Believe”

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  2. 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?
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  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

  10. Please, for the love of god, SPELLCHECK before posting articles to the internet.
    Oh, and get some real statistics while you're at it.

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  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Darwin's Chihua

    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.

  15. "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?"
    So let me get this straight, you believe that it is simpler to succesfully have a manned flight to the moon, than it is to create a mock set of the moon?
    (keep in mind, at the time the worlds most powerfull computer at the time is as powerfull as a pocket calculator is now.)
    Talk about ridiculous beliefs.

  16. We won the election and now these sore losers will continue to spew your hate with lies. The way ours courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked lies, then, and only then, you proceed to trial. they seem to be having a problem with their half baked lies. Their actions are very funny, but to sign on with them, they really need to win a case, but until then, they will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. Keep plucking that chicken.

  17. I believe that the author of this post is one of the statistacal disadvantaged QUADRILLIONS that believe every word of the mainstream media .. im blocking this site

  18. 2001 A Space Oddysey was in theaters in 1968, one year prior the moon landing. have you seen the effects on that movie? They look better and more realistic than the moon landing footage. Not to say the landing was faked, I don't care enough to know, but that argument is weak as hell.

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  20. The worlds most powerfull computer at the time is as powerfull as a pocket calculator is now? –What are you talking about. Your as bad as peeople say the author is. They still went to the moon and if yoy want to say they didn't than they still built space shuttles and if computers were as powerful as a calculator is today than I guess things just took a lot longer. Still not sure what that has to do with landing on the moon.
    I think the article could have done with out the percents. He does have some good points.

  21. ok, so I know I need spellcheck but what is this person talking about the author needing spellcheck and putting it in capitals. Am I missing somethig here. If your so great post in a comment and point out all these error you see.

  22. Fuck tin hat wearing conspiracy theorists and their paranoid manipulations that take advantage of the stupid people in society. For some reason, they think that despite a plethora of logical evidence that disproves their theories, one unanswered question must mean they're bogus theories are somehow right. It's disgusting. There is no Illuminati, hasn't existed for years. If it did, it certainly wouldn't be made up of important politicians, and if it was, they certainly ain't doing a good job at achieving their "new world order" goals.
    Here's the thing: conspiracy theorists are constantly proven wrong, but don't accept it. They just keep going and going on with their paranoid delusions. I mean some of the most influential of these guys believe the Illuminati are a bunch of reptilian or alien creatures. LOL. Fucking retards.
    The ability to criticize our media and think for ourselves is important and a smart thing to do. But to consistently ignore fact after fact, proof after proof, and instead believed some farfetched outlandish alternative, is just plain stupid.

  23. rapture isn't actually in the bible, that is just the way some folk interpret it. And if I was running a govt. scam to divert money, a trip to the moon would do the job just fine. Illuminati were real at least at one point in oldschool Bavaria. Birther's well that's a given unless you are one of the comrades useless idiots. You sound like on of those idiots who believes every grain of information that is spoonfed you by the media.

  24. 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

  25. Belief in creation is no more ridiculous than belief in evolution – both are theories, neither has proven false, although according to the research I have done, it is a greater step of faith to believe in evolution than creation. I'm sick of people who teach and accept evolution as a fact when it is not.

  26. Evolution is an actual phenomenon. It happens in nature and has been recorded happening. Darwin's theory of natural selection is the theory that best explains this natural phenomenon. Creationism is not a SCIENTIFIC theory but a creation story (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creation_myth). The key difference is that the former has supporting evidence and explanatory power and the latter has neither.

  27. "Ridiculous" is a relative term. All beliefs can be construed as ridiculous depending on the criteria used to make that judgment. Continental shift theory used to be perceived as ridiculous. Let me be clear: I'm not defending the beliefs featured. I hold none of them. The comment is simply the reason why I did not read the article. Yes, I just Stumbled into it.

  28. While I'm working towards a BS (Bachelor in Science) , let me help you. "Christians who doubt the truth of evolution are apt to say things like Evolution is just a theory, not a fact. Such statements betray a serious misunderstanding of the way the term theory is used in scientific discourse. In science, facts must be explained with reference to other facts. These larger explanatory models are theories. Theories make predictions and can , in principle, be tested. The phrase, theory of evolution, does not in the least suggest that evolution is not a fact." Sam Harris- Letter to a Christian Nation.

  29. Seriously?!!! This is lame. This first 4 things are anti-Christian. How original…a college magazine that attacks Christianity. The home page focuses on sex, drinking, alcohol, hookups, entertainment, parties and all things immoral. And we're ridiculous for believing the Bible. Lame.

  30. Then your awful at research. True that neither is proven false, but evolution has been proven to be TRUE. Undeniably true. It's not something you "believe in." That's like saying you don't believe 2+2=4. It doesn't matter what you believe, it does not change what is true. Fool

  31. Yes, you are ridiculous for believing in the bible. Education flies people into space, religion flies people into buildings. Religion may preach some good morals and things to live by, but so few of you actually practice them.

  32. So….What do ya'll think about the Denver Airport? Awesome murals in America. Woot. Do your research about the New World Order.

  33. The laryngeal nerve of the giraffe, linking larynx to brain, a few inches away, because of evolutionary developments, drops from the brain all the way down the neck to the heart, and then back up to the larynx. In giraffe’s the nerve can be as much as 15 feet long, to make a connection a few inches away. http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/eviden
    The cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) are marine mammal descendants of land mammals. Their terrestrial origins are indicated by:
    Their need to breathe air from the surface;
    The bones of their fins, which resemble the limbs of land mammals
    The vertical movement of their spines, characteristic more of a running mammal than of the horizontal movement of fish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution_of_cetacea
    Belief in evolution requires faith? You are an ignorant idiot.

  34. 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

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

  36. Don't worry. Someday all will see the glory of God and have to answer for the hate they displayed for Him while on the earth. The spirit knows the truth and unbelievers do not have the spirit; therefore the truth has not been revealed to them.

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