Page6 January at 9:11pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
I noticed at PG's FB page he is getting harassed by people accusing him of being connected to the Illuminati simply because he uses the "one-eye" symbol that the Illuminati use.
It seems to be getting worse at his FB - if you read some of the comments -- even accusing him of being a Satanist - total BS
PG never answers these accusation, and I don't see why he should. Just getting a little worried about his safety as these conspiracy nuts are, well nuts
Someone even mentioned boycotting his music because of the so-called Illuminati connection - conspiracy nuts everywhere
Peter Gabriel Using Illuminati Symbolism
Just one of the comments from his FB page - like the reply
Stewart Cowan: I didn't realise you were Illuminati, Mr Gabriel. I'm extremely saddened.
Paul Chapman: @Stewart Cowan, come on Illuminati?, that's just lazy thinking
Page6 January at 11:02pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
Ya know Caste, if they are a real secret organization and I'm saying "IF" you are in deep ka-ka
Page7 January at 1:13amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
What is the Illuminati?
The Illuminati, translated as the people of the light, refers to several groups and to prevailing conspiracy theories about some of these groups’ importance or continued influence in the modern world. Most specifically, they were a radical group in Bavaria founded in 1776, which gave rise to other countries also forming related groups.
The Bavarian Illuminati, as well as its offshoot groups, was a secret society, to which many politicians and intellectuals were drawn. The Society of Masons was thought to have close ties with members, and many Masons joined the Illuminati. Some Mason groups felt that they were religiously conflicted because many of the other group's members were atheists.
As far as history can suggest, Illuminati groups from Europe were some of the more advanced thinkers of the time period, reflecting humanism philosophy emerging at the time. They were opposed to power exerted by churches and by the nobility. The organization, as a secret society, was illegal. During its early years, this secret society may have had as many as 10 branches in Europe and 2000 members drawn from the intellectuals in Europe. According to historical sources, the group fell apart by 1795.
This is when speculation and conspiracy theory steps in to lend a hand. Conspiracy theorists assert that the Illuminati still exists today and has extraordinary influence over governments. One thing considered “evidence” of existence is the presence of the eye on the pyramid of a one US dollar (USD) bill. And most conspiracy beliefs held about the secret society consider the order as largely influential on the Freemasons.
Some believe that key members in the early formation of the US government, like Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin were members of the Illuminati, and that the group continues to influence world government. It is suggested that the society has taken an active role in most major events in history. Some theorists allege that certain Presidents and members of the British monarchy are members.
The Illuminati has recently gained some popularity with the Dan Brown novel Angels and Demons. Brown is most recognizable as the author of The Da Vinci Code. He takes the society on as a subject of interest, suggesting that all major scientific thinkers from the Age of Reason onward have been secret members.
Brown depicts a constant war between the Illuminati and the Roman Catholic Church, outlining the conflict between not only atheism and Christianity but also specifically science and religion.
His work, which many acknowledge advances conspiracy theories about the group, suggest the Illuminati is still in existence and in continued warfare with the Vatican. Brown also intimates that members of the group have infiltrated every powerful political organization, and is largely composed of the world’s scientific community.
Nonfiction works have made the same contention as Brown’s, that the group still exists today and is in constant battle with the Catholic Church. Some theorists believe that the Illuminati work toward establishing a New World Order and have influenced most world events in the 20th century. What can be verified is that there are several groups using the name in the 20th century, based on the principles of the Bavarian and European groups. These include the German Ordo Illuminatorum, the Grand Lodge Rockefeller in the USA, and the Spanish Orden Illuminati.
Various perspectives exist on the benefits of the Illuminati in the modern world. Some believe that the group's focus on science will ultimately destroy the world.
Others think that they exist to lead the world with a principal dependence on science, and that they will specifically gain preeminence after some catastrophic event on the earth destroys most of its inhabitants. To some, the society is an object of fear, to others a source of hope, and to many, it is merely a curious group exaggerated into importance by conspiracy theorists and works of fiction.
Zenrider7 January at 3:47amPosts: 3545 (0 today)Status: offline
Fuck internet wackos.
Page7 January at 4:57amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
Why Do We Swear? (Just wondering, why?)
By John M. Grohol, PsyD
Founder & Editor-in-Chief (
Why do people swear? Why does using a swear word make us feel better? How do we choose which word we use?
Luckily for you, the Association of Psychological Science’s Perspectives on Psychological Science just published an article that answers these important scientific questions in an article by Timothy Jay (2009). If swear words hurt your eyes, you may want to stop reading now.
Jay notes that swear words (or taboo words, as he calls them) can include sexual references (fuck), those that are profane or blasphemous (goddamn), scatological or disgusting objects (shit), animal names (pig, ass), ethnic/racial/gender slurs (fag), ancestral allusions (bastard), substandard vulgar terms and offensive slang.
Taboo words can be mildly offensive to extremely offensive, and people will often use a more mild euphemism to replace a swear word when in mixed (or unknown) company.
How do we choose what word to use and when? We make choices about which word to use depending upon the company we’re in, and what our relationship is to that company, as well as the social setting.
We’re more apt to use less offensive terms in mixed company or in settings where more offensive swear words might result in recrimination (such as work). For instance, people are more comfortable and are more likely to use technical terms for sexual references in mixed crowds, and to reserve the taboo words for same sex crowds or with their sexual partner.
Most people feel uncomfortable saying, “Fuck” in a business or public crowd, instead falling back on less offensive words like, “Damnit.”
As Jay notes, “Swearing is like using the horn on your car, which can be used to signify a number of emotions (e.g., anger, frustration, joy, surprise).”
Taboo words can be used for a variety of reasons, including to achieve a specific reaction from others. Swearing injects a direct, succinct emotional component into the discussion, usually in order to express frustration, anger or surprise (up to two-thirds of our swearing is for just such expressions). These insulting swears can be name calling or wishing someone harm, so it’s no wonder they are often a defining feature of hate speech, verbal abuse, sexual harassment and obscene phone calls.
Swearing is beneficial in ways that people may underestimate or take for granted. Swearing is often cathartic — it often frees us of the feelings of anger or frustration we hold and allows expression for them. It can also be a useful substitute to physical violence (who would rather be punched out than to withstand being sworn at?).
Swear words can also be used in a more positive manner, in the form of jokes and humor, sex talk, storytelling, self-deprecation or even social commentary. Imagine when you want to emphasize how great you feel something is, a swear words emphasizes the positive feelings you have for that object, situation, person or event (“This concert is fucking awesome!”).
Sure, we could just say “This concert is awesome,” but the addition of the swear word emphasizes the emotional reaction we have toward it — and easily conveys that emotional reaction to others.
Virtually all people swear, and people swear pretty consistently throughout their lifetime — from the moment they can speak to the day they die. Swearing is almost a universal constant in most people’s lives. Research, according to Jay, has shown we swear on average from 0.3% to 0.7% of the time — a tiny but significant percentage of our overall speech (frequently-used personal pronouns occur at approximately 1.0% rate in speech).
Swearing is more common than you might think. But personality research suggests that people who swear more, not surprisingly, score higher on traits such as extraversion, dominance, hostility and Type A personalities. Swearing is not just for the uneducated or people of a lower socioeconomic class — it knows no social boundaries in its expression.
Swearing is a natural part of human speech development. We learn which words are taboo and which words are not through our normal childhood development. We also learn that not all swear words are equal, as Jay notes — “Fuck you! represents a greater level of anger than crap!” We then learn that we may be able to say a swear word in one social context, but not another.
Jay’s article was a bit of an eye-opener for me as well, as I didn’t know that swearing was really as commonplace as he notes, and I never much considered the beneficial effects of swearing. Jay calls on more psychological research to be done on this topic, and after reading his article, I’d have to agree.
If PG is a member of the Illuminati then I'm the Queen of England - and I'm not drinking any tea.
Page7 January at 6:52amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
Well, your Majesty, how are you this fine evening? Would you prefer some Cognac? Your bath awaits and your night clothes have been laid out.
sapling7 January at 5:05pmPosts: 894 (0 today)Status: offline
Holy muffins! How can God be part of the illumies? unless he's fallen- and you know what happend to that guy.mmmm interesting.
No, don't think procrastination would be a good quality for illumies-mind you could be the explanation why the world didn't end... Did you forget to do something peter?
"let's see ski pole, helmet,warm jacket, what's the other thing?..." Ha ha tripping on spinach and blueberries juice!! you guys are so funny!
Page7 January at 6:22pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
I always thought the fallen one was female - ya never know -
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
sapling7 January at 7:05pmPosts: 894 (0 today)Status: offline
female!- surely an idea thought of by a man!
Page7 January at 9:00pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
No man would ever admit he was bested by a female
Page7 January at 9:43pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
If you click on PG's "one-eyed" FB pic you'll see the comments filling up with even more Illuminati stuff
here's some more related comments:
Have you ever noticed that the dollar bill logo of the pyramid with the eye is disconnected in the middle. Which means that we as humans can step up in life but never come as high as the one. The all seeing eye. God. 'The' father and so important for America's unity that he has a place there on the bill.
As for that fantasy organization that you can climb up to become the all-seeing eye, a separation line wouldn't make sense at all.
In your mind of a believer in the conspiracy Peter would be 'anti-illuminati' because he does it upside down here, but you dont come up with that conclusion.. why?
The only possible truth behind this is called 'artistic freedom' as every single artist can have it's own personal meaning with it. The eyes are the mirror of our soul and artist use them to attract being a little organic diamond. Eyes stand out.. eyes sell as it is the main thing we remember from people we know our knew. Be open to the mind of artists and enrich your open-mindedness.
If i printout 80 god-signs and i put them all around the city tomorrow some conspiracists would go apeshit and that's exactly what artist like to do.. disturb the comfortable ones.
Zenrider8 January at 3:53amPosts: 3545 (0 today)Status: offline
Swearing can lessen pain, so don't worry about it.
Page8 January at 4:37amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
I ain't worried - just wondering - I don't swear very often, but will if say a piano falls on my foot - once my daughter and her friend were working on the computer, and I dropped a small bowl of bean salad on my lap - "Oh fuck", says I. They stopped what they were doing and stared at me in amazement,
"What?' I asked - "but you never swear" said my daughter - it's just when you don't say "fuck" that often - then you do - it seems to have more power, so use it wisely
Mirrorball8 January at 7:54amPosts: 1613 (0 today)Status: offline
Tripping on spinach and blueberries juice.........lol........
Page8 January at 9:13amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
sailing on silent seas as silver ships seek souls for slaves
Page9 January at 3:06amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline