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30-01-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Instant Conversions
The video below is a clip from a show which shows people how easily they can be conned into believing things. This part is about religion and instant conversion. The conversions are done by derren brown, a well known performer specialising in psychology, hypnosis, misdirection and showmanship and he has been on British tv for 10 years and has had about 15 or more series of tv shows. Whats funny about the video is at the end, the way the pastor or whatever he is tries to explain how Derren could have done it, he just spouts a load of garbage about energy and god

Part one
http://megavideo.com/?v=217U6NGN

Part two
http://megavideo.com/?v=SBP1SIAO


I think it's kind of scary how easily people can just be forced into changing their beliefs so quickly, and it makes me wonder how often things like this are happening every day. I've heard a couple of stories of people going to church being a non believer, and then suddenly becoming a religious person after they leave.

If you want to watch the full tv show:
http://www.blinkbox.com/Free/Television/...01-Messiah -

Or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLbesxxKzcM (will only work in the UK)
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30-01-2011, 09:02 PM
RE: Instant Conversions
Many people are weak minded. They don't want to think for themselves to they are open to any and all suggestions that even remotely support what they already believe.

I didn't watch what was posted-but I'm assuming it's all a bunch of smoke and mirrors, set up ahead of time. At the very least the people involved were hand picked to "prove" the desired result.

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30-01-2011, 09:32 PM
 
RE: Instant Conversions
(30-01-2011 09:02 PM)trillium13 Wrote:  I didn't watch what was posted-but I'm assuming it's all a bunch of smoke and mirrors, set up ahead of time. At the very least the people involved were hand picked to "prove" the desired result.


Perhaps you should have actually watched it before coming to a conclusion...


Derren doesn't hand pick people. when he does things like live performances infront of 2000+ people, he throws a frisbe randomly into the audience to select who comes up on stage and then sometimes gets that person to throw it to another random person to ensure that nobody is a stooge.. if you lived in the uk you could watch his shows... they are pretty amazing, its full of mind reading and predicting things, but he openly tells people he has no psychic ability. He is also an atheist Smile

In future... dont come to a conclusion before examining the evidence.. that is what atheists are supposed to do, isn't it?
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30-01-2011, 11:08 PM
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Speiraz - none of the links work for me Sad

Atheism is a religion like OFF is a TV channel !!!

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31-01-2011, 03:01 AM
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That website is annoyingly pushy, but the video is fascinating.
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31-01-2011, 05:31 AM
 
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(30-01-2011 11:08 PM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  Speiraz - none of the links work for me Sad

WHATTT?? Sad the megavideo ones don't work? they should. they aren't blocked in any countries or anything


Part one
http://megavideo.com/?v=217U6NGN

Part two
http://megavideo.com/?v=SBP1SIAO
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31-01-2011, 05:36 AM
RE: Instant Conversions
OK , it works now.
Yes , it's both a good example of how easy to hoax people it is - it's also sad that non-believers give up so easily - I hope that doesn't happen to me.

Also , here's a great video on peer pressure and how it affects individuals :
TheraminTrees - Conformity

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31-01-2011, 05:53 AM
 
RE: Instant Conversions
(31-01-2011 05:36 AM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  Also , here's a great video on peer pressure and how it affects individuals :
TheraminTrees - Conformity

Cool video! favourited! Big Grin
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31-01-2011, 07:21 AM
 
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Oh well it sounds interesting, but the site wants my email and it aint getting it.
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31-01-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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(31-01-2011 07:21 AM)Dregs Wrote:  Oh well it sounds interesting, but the site wants my email and it aint getting it.

None of the websites have asked me for my email. Are you talking about the megavideo links? When you click the red play button an advertisment will pop up, but it is irrelevant, just cross it off.
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