Why Do I Even Bother?

I got an email yesterday from a reader who found one of my columns inspiring. If I could only know what I might have said to inspire her, I wouldn’t say it again.

This person castigates Christians for not being hip to various “secret” books of God (but if everybody knew about them, they wouldn’t be a secret) which reveal that human history on earth has been secretly managed by “the Annunaki,” who are FROM ORION. Don’t blame me for the caps. Throughout the email, the writer used all-caps to emphasize the importance of the Annunaki and their secret wisdom being FROM ORION.

A quick Internet search reveals all sorts of websites dedicated to this crackpot ideology. There must be a lot of people out there who have tapped into the secret knowledge that comes FROM ORION.

For those who may have forgotten, there is no such thing in the real world as “Orion” or any other constellation. The constellations are only patterns which human imagination has imposed on the stars. The three stars of Orion’s belt only seem to be close together, lined up in a row. In reality, they are millions and millions of miles apart; and if we could look up from any planet other than the earth, we wouldn’t see the same patterns in the stars and we couldn’t see Orion. So nobody, not even Annunaki, can actually be FROM ORION.

Are there that many more nuts out there, nowadays, or does it only seem that way because the Net provides a kook-friendly environment?

3 comments on “Why Do I Even Bother?

  1. I can see the attraction for Orion – Orion’s Belt that is. When I camped atop the Continental Divide in Colorado one summer, it was a cloudless night and Orion’s Belt appeared as a giant cross in the heavens – truly awesome!

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