Because people are stupid and would rather have other think for
themselves.Especially when the religion tells them they are weak and any sin
goes as long as they accept some god.
Also I think from knowing some fundys there may be an underlying depression
or perhaps some malfunction of the triptamine system since many of the
behavior and defense mecanisms resemble DMT or other altered states. Just an
observation. It would be interesting to have PET scans of the very religious
(independent of religion) and "normals"
At 11:15 PM 02/15/2001 -0000, you wrote:
>Have read with interest recent postings on
>neo-luddites and anti-progressive forces,
>chief of whom seem to be the reactionary
>christian fundamentalists in USA.
>Post-human (extropian) society will not
>emerge until old human-era supernaturalism
>is defeated. God may be dead, but won't lie
>down until we put our (scientific) ideological
>stale right thru his (fictional) heart.
>M.V.T. offer us the edge, how to kill this
>mythology, from which evils such as
>monogamy and religious oppression stem.
>The reason is that MVT refutes the possibility
>for "disembodied consciousness" .... which
>underlies al the claims for existence of
>supernatural entities. Sure, we can evince
>seemingly "supernatural powers" ... but by
>purely natural means and explanation.
>I find it horrific that "creationism" (wot a joke,
>why not Ptah creating the world on a potter's
>wheel?) is taught and given credibility in
>so called 'modern' publically funded educational
>institutions, both in Europe and the UK. Are we
>just as stupid as the Taliban?
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