His theories draw from sources such as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. His books Geheimgesellschaften Secret Societies and Geheimgesellschaften 2 have been banned in Germany, France  and Switzerland for inciting anti-semitic hatred. The majority of his books, such as Die Kinder des neuen Jahrtausends. Holey was the middle child of a wealthy family.
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Celebrity Atheists. List of atheist sites. Ask the atheist. Antiques and Art. Payroll and Benefits Services. So, my mom has recently gone crazy over a book named no kidding "Don't Touch This Book! Also among his favourites: reptilians, Atlantis, fake Moon landing, ancient aliens, New World Order, Nostradamus, every other fucking thing you can think of.
At this point, I'd be surprised if this electric monk does not believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I've pointed out some of the most obvious ridiculosities above to my mom, and while she doesn't believe them, she kind of just says, "Well, he's wrong about THAT, but that doesn't mean that this other thing I read in the book isn't true.
What can I say or do that will make her realize that this dude is just talking out of his ass? Technically, that's correct. You do need to establish the degree of wrongness relative to authority. If my dentist told me some crazy shit about quantum mechanics, I'd still trust him to do a root canal. On the other hand, if he started telling me that pulling out all your teeth is a good thing and dentures are da shiet!
I'd likely stop seeing him. Also, you're allowed to be as wrong as you want to be as long as you're willing to have your opinion challenged. The moment you start making claims that you're right and everyone else is wrong, despite contrary evidence, you start to lose credibility on a larger scale because you set a pattern of degree of critical thinking.
If you are unwilling to think critically on one subject, you likely would tend to think less critically generally. Let her decide if she wants to talk to her son OR talk nonsense. More then that you can not do. Does she suffer any mental dis order? According to his german wiki, this guy is in fact, an interior decorator.
That's his only actual qualification. Oh, and he didn't just change his name, he actually got some holy water from the local church and went vampire hunting. He also claims to have seen several flying saucers, decorated with swastikas. Those things are all over Mexico, apparently. No, my mother does not have a mental disorder. Questions like that are why we atheists have such a bad rep the world over. I guess my underlying question is, how can you make someone value skepticism over superficially intriguing fairy tales?
Nothing disparaging was meant by that. Like you said yourself "so many of history's greatest minds Everybody values skepticism. Your mom would not fall for the fairy tale of the Nigerian prince and his diamond mines.
She also wouldn't buy insurance against Nibiru crashing into her front lawn, or worry about Atlantis clogging the drains. Instead of her buying more of Van Helsing's crap, why couldn't this lead to a genuine interest in astronomy and archeology?
Almost all the popularized books on those subjects are better written, and way more fascinating than anything the new age-crowd can come up with. Cheaper too. And anyway, would she really want to buy more stuff of a guy who had his books banned for being a raving anti-semite?
Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people. The thing is, she IS interested in astronomy, archaeology, etc. She's got a Master's in Chemistry and works as an analyst at a gold mine. AND she's always been interested in new-age Chopra-esque woo-woo; e. I'd say she's a great example of a "partitioned mind" that can think logically on 6 days of the week and rest on the 7th.
I pointed her to the Nightline debate between Deepak Chopra and Sam Harris one of my favourites on YouTube, and she said "They started off alright, but for most of the video they were just measuring their dicks.
She does find Neil deGrasse Tyson and Michio Kaku very interesting, but apparently not as interesting as Nazi flying saucers - who could compete with that? I'm in the process of starting up a local community of freethinkers and that's partly why I'm reaching out to you experienced debunkers. And many thanks for your quick and helpful responses so far, you guys are awesome. If she already has an interest, feed it.
Give her books and documentaries on those subjects she enjoys. The more real info is in her head, the less sense this shit will make to her. I can't think of anything that would be as effective. Well, seems you've done all the gentle nudging a loved one can possibly do. I think you can probably stop worrying about it, although this is the first time I ever heard someone describe Sagan as "fundamentalist". This might just be one of those things you have to keep chipping at, even if you don't seem to get anywhere.
Having the nonsensical nature of those ideas explained to her by an actual astronomer or archaeologist in person might help, but that's more than a little tricky to arrange. Reaching for straws here, but there's a pretty funny recent SF movie that uses the "space nazis" idea for comic effect.
If watching that doesn't bring home the ridiculousness of such a notion, then I'm not sure what will. Africa, huh? Man, that's a tough crowd. I think I speak for everyone here if I say your efforts are more than appreciated.
I sincerely wish you all the best of luck. I think it is good that your taking a stand. I am all for spreading as much reason to the entire world to debunk superstition and religion. You can start planting the seeds of doubt here and there. You can find the information on frauds and charlatans and try to establish uncertainty in those that are buying bogus claims.
I would ask your mother, what is there about all of this that has her so ready to believe it? I would google something like : " Debunking Conspiracy Theories" and see what your search result yields. You can narrow it down with keywords. Google : "Debunking people who say that we never walked on the moon.
Show her the results. The best approach is to not try to do a confrontation. For instance, work it in gradually. What do you think? By the way, why not register on here and get a screen name? Your posts will go straight through and post a lot faster. Anytime someone has not officially registered, it has to go through the moderators to doublecheck for spam and such. He's got an account, he just hasn't taken advantage of the avatar or signature features.
I did create this account rather hastily and chose the name to promote my up-and-coming website although I regret that now because it seems so hucksterish. Will upload a pic and edit my profile soon; and thanks for the badge!
Welcome aboard and good luck with your website. Good luck on spreading reason in a part of the world that sounds like it desperately needs it. Contact Download Shows Rules. The Rational Response Squad A place for activist atheists to unite. To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
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Posted on: October 3, - pm 1. Only the mad can comprehend Posted on: October 3, - pm 2. Posted on: October 3, - pm 3. And then there's his grandfather Alois, who helps him write his books, and who's also dead. I'm curious, which "other thing" in his books does your mom believe?
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His theories draw from sources such as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. His books Geheimgesellschaften Secret Societies and Geheimgesellschaften 2 have been banned in Germany, [ citation needed ] France  and Switzerland for inciting anti-semitic hatred. The majority of his books, such as Die Kinder des neuen Jahrtausends. Holey was the middle child of a wealthy family. His mother called herself a clairvoyant , and his father wrote three books dealing with gnostic and esoteric subject matter. Holey chose his nom de plume "van Helsing", after he read Bram Stoker 's vampire-novel Dracula at the age of fourteen. Today, Holey runs his own publishing house, which publishes his own works as well as of others holding similar interests and viewpoints.
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