Re: For our next debate...

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Date: Tue Sep 12 2000 - 14:06:49 PDT

I remember the moment I arrived at 3. I had been reading some stuff about
eastern thought, then some stuff about quantum physics, then some book by
Alan Watts, when suddenly I had a large "FUCK THIS, IT IS ALLLLLLLLLLLLL
THE SAME!" thing happen to me. It was pretty cool. (: But then, I
was kind of pissed off, because the book I was reading sort of
predicted what happened to me, so I went in circles with it for a few
years (and still am, I suppose), wondering if I'd just talked myself
into feeling the way I was feeling, ready to be angry if I found that
was the case, yet at the same time, ready to not give a damn. But
everywhere I look, I see the same thing still. Raymond Moody has studied
NDEs for the past30 years, and the thing most common amongst these
experiences is that there is the question, whether spoken or just "felt,"
"How have you learned to love?" Etc. That's my BS, especially the Etc
part, fnord. . (: Of course I can't practice what I preach all the time,
so I just don't preach it. Er, well, not often anyhow. (: The magic
thing about this BS is that it can be transmitted in a second to another
human who has a similar one, with a smile. The same can be said of
deadheads, -real- Christians, Muslims, etc. -shrug- (:

 "A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity."
          -- Robert Frost

On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, B.K. DeLong wrote:

> At 03:24 PM 09/12/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> >It's interesting that you call it pseudo atheism. The book that I still
> >can't remember talked a bit about spiritual evolution, which usually
> >involves the following steps, not necessarily in this order:
> >1. raised w/ one belief system
> >2. rebellion against that belief system
> >2.a. atheism
> >2.b. agnosticism
> >3. a return to the original belief system, with a completely brand new
> >perspective of it, or a flight to an "opposite" belief system, usually
> >with pepperings of the original one intact.
> Very interesting. I ran to 2a and then quickly realized it was more 2b. I'm
> in the middle of moving from 2b to 3.
> --
> B.K. DeLong
> Research Lead
> ZOT Group
> 617.542.5335 ext. 204

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