[ExI] better self-transcendence through selective brain damage
cluebcke at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 12 22:25:33 UTC 2010
> Faith-R-Us: We do not believe your religion, but for a modest fee, we canhelp you believe in it with ever greater fervor.
Could there be something in the contract where the customer agrees to refrain from voting until the effect wears off?
----- Original Message ----
From: spike <spike66 at att.net>
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Sent: Fri, February 12, 2010 1:39:02 PM
Subject: Re: [ExI] better self-transcendence through selective brain damage
> ...On Behalf Of spike
> Subject: Re: [ExI] better self-transcendence through selective brain
> > ...On Behalf Of spike
> There are areas of our lives in
> which we have come so accustomed to spin and outright
> deception that we do not even know what the truth sounds
> like... Religion and love are two areas where the actual truth is
> really never uttered... spike
For instance, imagine giving your sweetheart a Valentine that says:
Sweetheart, the depth of my love for you is equal to that which is induced
by several milligrams of endorphine-precursor pheromones which are
responsible for this class of emotions in humans. I mean it from the bottom
of my brain.
This message might be technically "true" however your ass is technically
"dead meat." Your sperm will never get the opportunity to express their
right to life in this manner.
Getting back to religion, I am intrigued by the notion of being able to
advertise something like
Faith-R-Us: We do not believe your religion, but for a modest fee, we can
help you believe in it with ever greater fervor.
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