The New Lollards

Believing science a belief

Disdainful of vaccinations

They place trust in horoscopes

Believe homeopathy a medicine

Ask the Universe for gifts

Think cancer can be cured

By a change of diet

And are happy to accept

Anecdotes as truth

Ignorant, as they are, of statistics

While doctors of ologies

Offering little but snake-oil

Milk them of subscription fees

Anually for Gaia dot com


n.b. It’s scary how many wealthy people are sucked in by this kind of baloney, but having subscribed to such Internet flim-flammery, their investment demands post-rationalisation to excuse their expenditure of excess, discretionary income on hogwash.

The New Lollards are believers in New Age spiritualism and pseudo-science. The films they watch make them well-versed in the denial of rational thinking. There is a place for them in Norwich, The Lollards’ Pit, (a pub).

The original meaning of the term Lollard is “uneducated.” What the existence of the New Lollards demonstrate is that a spiritual vacuum exists where there is money to be made. Strangely most of the exploiters of this business opportunity appear to be men, with rich women most often their customers.

It is interesting to note that the Lollards and Lollardy were forerunners to Protestantism, so were then seen as subversive, rather than ill-informed; time will tell.


CLP 24/08/2020