1 A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
This is the definition of conspiracy. When the Pharisees and the Sadducees plotted to kill Jesus, that was a conspiracy. When more than one person plots to do something evil together that is a conspiracy. When the Roman church ran the inquisition, that too was a conspiracy. When the Roman church plotted against, persecuted and killed all those who wanted to do nothing more than to read their bibles for themselves, that too falls under the definition of a conspiracy. When the devil and his angels plot the demise of mankind (maybe I’ll be condemned for the use of this word as being discriminatory) that too falls under the term conspiracy. When Ahab, and jezebel plotted to kill Elijah that was a conspiracy.
Conspiracies are a part of life. Where ever good and evil exist, evil will unite for the destruction of the good. This happens everywhere. People are conditioned to think that a conspiracy is some whacked out, far fetched ideas, because a few wing nuts so that when any genuine conspiracy is presented people automatically think it is false. In fact I’m sure everyone has taken part in a conspiracy of some sort. Two people planning to get even with someone that too constitutes a conspiracy.
The nazi’s persecuting and murdering 6 million Jews was also because of a conspiracy. The kkk, and all the racist far right wing groups are all part of a conspiracy as well. Should we dismiss the Nazi’s or the kkk as doing something wrong because it is a conspiracy? Holocaust deniers say that it is a conspiracy theory.
So which one of the conspiracies that I have presented are just a conspiracy theory? The crucifixion? The holocaust? or the lynching of thousands of black people by the KKK?
Anyone can say anything is a conspiracy theory in an attempt to discredit it. Every thing that I have listed is well documented in the bible, history or both. Almost all of them have been presented as a conspiracy theory in an attempt to make them appear false.