[FoRK] Re: "Thanks for the Facts. Now Sell Them."
<lionkimbro at gmail.com> on
Wed Apr 18 10:42:58 PDT 2007
> What do I dislike in what you say? The nonsense, and the rhetoric,
> and the arrogant normative stance. It's de rigeur for
> "spiritualists" who are alarmed to see the rationalists FINALLY
> standing up and treating all the nonsense with the contempt it so
> fully deserves...
Are you trying to teach me that God isn't real,
that there isn't magic, that Jesus didn't save my soul,
that there isn't really a heaven or a hell, and so on?
Are you worried that I'm teaching kids to worship the
energy of crystals and ufos and akashic records and
- can you point me to something that said something
Perhaps you are angry that Connie Barlow calls the
sand path outside Darwin's house a "sacred site?" 
Is the word "sacred" just out of bounds, and to be wiped
from language? 
Or are you guys just teaching me the correct strategy,
for transitioning people from a tight clutch to their religious
beliefs, to a life free from such shackles, which you have
no doubt studied and tested the effectiveness of?
I just want to make sure we're on the same page.
Do you believe I am teaching "crystal magic" and other
such things, and if so, WHY? Do you believe I'm a wolf
in sheep's clothing? How so?
"The Challenge of Emotive Expression"
Briefly, we describe women as "heavenly," or
horrific people as "evil," to symbolically portray extremes
of emotion. Even the adjective "horror" suggests the
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