Date sent: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 12:20:58 -0800 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: James Rogers <email@example.com> Subject: Re: DIPLOMACY: Memetic Morphing Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> At 11:49 AM 11/13/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >Patrick wrote:
> >> >my inner geek wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Does anyone know of any systematic deprogramming techniques that can
> >> >> be used to efficiently reprogram Regilious believe systems to
> >> >> rational belief systems?
> >> >
> >> >its easier than it sounds ken. just send em images of westerners
> >> >being themselves. having fun. our sitcoms would work just
> >> >fine.
> >> So how do you explain the all be born again Christians in your country?
> >> They don't have TV?
> >Don't laugh. :( I grew up in a strict fundy home,
> >and we *didn't* have a TV for most of my childhood
> >and teenage years.
> Same here. However, it seems my mind was corrupted anyway ;^)
> Seriously though, among fundamentalist Christians this is very common.
> Children are often "shielded" from all non-controlled media sources.
Nietszche said, "Faith is not wanting to know." It is much worse now
than even he could imagine. Today's fundamentalist faiths are
wanting NOT to know, and wanting no one else to know either, of
anything outside the narrow confines of their religious strictures.
> -James Rogers