[ExI] to install
femmechakra at yahoo.ca
Tue Jun 8 02:53:02 UTC 2010
--- On Thu, 6/3/10, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Anna, some churches are evolving into this community center
> notion. I know
> of at least one example of a fundamentalist church that
> went this route. It
> is in Palo Alto. It started back in the early 80s as
> a church for former
> Seventh Day Adventists who were no longer believers but
> were still
> technically on the membership lists. Over the years
> it has become the
> Univeralist Unitarian equivalent of a former fundamentalist
> church, if that
> makes any sense.
Actually, with all the name calling I got lost:) fundamentalists? Palo Alto? 7th day Adventists?
Spike, I was talking about duty to others. A cosmic energy for the greater good. You really think making religion disappear is the answer? What is a weakened form? Why believe Lee? This is what you would instill or install?
> Lee Corbin suggested a kind of inoculation against
> religion, where the
> children were introduced to a weakened form of religion for
> purposes, along with the clear message that the teachings
> and historical
> accounts are not "true" in the sense of court testimony or
> evidence, but rather an ambiguously valuable ancient
> folklore with some
> ethical and moral content, use with caution, your mileage
> may vary, void
> where prohibited etc. Lee's notion is that it would
> be analogous to
> injecting a weakened form of a pathogen in order to pump
> the body's immune
> system. The brain's memetic immune system would then
> become better able to
> resist memetic infection of fundamentalist religion or
> environmentalism or any other fundamentalist memeset.
> I find Lee's notion compelling.
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