[ExI] psychology

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 19:27:05 UTC 2020

Without original sin people have nothing to be saved from - ergo, they
(Baptists, for instance) have to keep believing in it or their religion
fails.  I hate this idea more than anything I can think of at the moment.
bill w

On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 1:40 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 10:49 AM spike jones via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> As a fun aside…  the more rigorous religions have a task ahead of them.
>> To create and maintain a market for their product, they not only need to
>> make the believers feel guilty for their sins, there are plenty of cases
>> where they must make the young believer feel guilty for sins they didn’t
>> actually do.
> That's easy: "original sin".  The theory is, you were created out of a
> process that involved sin, therefore you bear part of the burden of that
> sin just by existing.  Just like debt slavery, there might be a notion that
> you could theoretically do enough good to get out of it, but the people in
> control keep changing the numbers and moving the goalposts so that you can
> never escape their clutches.
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