If stories were not the decisive factor in human behavior, then there wouldn’t be a need for media control, nor for religious control – which have been the earlier storytellers.
-ArumunnRigh, Fakeologist contributor
A few more from chat.fakeologist.com
When it comes to stories, or myths in this case, it is not the factuality that matters but the purpose. When truth is unachievable, we will enter a story that will provide a cushion of safety against a seemingly always lingering threat.
That’s the true challenge of fakeology – as it is not a mere matter of checking if media events are staged (if the “priests” are telling the truth), it is a matter of slicing reality to eliminate as many untruths as possible. That destroys the cushion-stories. What then? What lies beyond when we have discovered everything truth is not?