Someone I know likes to post conspiracy things on his facebook, and we got into a discussion on how he shouldn't be posting other people's writings if he's trying to convey a message that he's thinking outside the box, and how he can argue his points while not looking out of his mind. After awhile I'm pretty sure I convinced him to start a blog and get practice with researching and writing his conspiracies. Now, I'm not a big conspiracy theorist, just because I'm an anarchist doesn't mean I believe the government is secretly poisoning us through vaccinations, but I do find them interesting and at times having valid arguments. I told my friend that I would write a sample article for him, showing him how to back up his theories. My plan, sort of as a joke to him to show how you can really just argue anything is to make a completely original conspiracy and write an article proving it. This idea, which comes with a lot of other ideas has me wondering, is it ok for someone to write about conspiracies that they don't truly believe in, or do they have a responsibility to their readers to be honest. Is it wrong for me to make up a conspiracy and publish just for the sake of getting some readers and maybe a reaction? This sort of also applies to politics and religion in general. Would it be ok if someone like Rush Limbaugh (not that much of what he says is ok) didn't actually believe what he was saying, or if your priest or rabbi didn't actually believe in God?