Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote,
> Spike Jones wrote:
> > It matters not what one *believes* Travas, only how
> > many dollars one places into the collection plate.
> > Orthodoxy is pretty much irrelevant, so long as one
> > puts out the bucks. spike
> This is admittedly the holy dogma of the Church of the Subgenius, Spike,
> but I'm not sure you can generalize from there to other religions.
I must agree. Having passed through a number of different belief systems
myself, I don't think I ever faked it just to get money or approval. I
really believed I was onto something. Later, I learned more and my beliefs
evolved into something else. I think most people really believe in what
they are doing. We hear about the high-paid money-grubbing evangelist on
the news a lot, but we don't hear about the many more who are poor and
donate their time and money to their religious pursuits.
-- Harvey Newstrom <http://HarveyNewstrom.com> <http://Newstaff.com>
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