Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? The BBC has some suggestions. I think it’s more to do with a perversion of God’s sovereignty. Instead of believing in a good and loving God who has put his Son ruling over the world, people believe that it’s a shadowy secret council. That way there is someone to blame and shirk your responsibility onto, and you can pretend you’re a cool rebel against the authorities like Luke Skywalker, not a wicked rebel like Satan.