RE: Toward a new US-World dialogue

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Mon 09 Dec 2002 - 16:36:11 GMT

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    >At 11:42 AM 8/12/02 -0800, you wrote:
    > >I tend to be pessimistic for the same reasons Wade mentions. Wade's post
    > >raises an interesting question - why is it that it is only the common
    > >NEGATIVE that stands to unite large numbers of our species instead of a
    > >common good? Or is that the case?
    > >
    > >I can only refer to my own experiences that when a group comes together
    > >united over a common interest, a hobby for instance, all is well while
    > >group remains small. Perhaps because they have all freely chosen each
    > >as members. But as new members join and the group grows larger, dissent
    > >disharmony also seem to increase. What was a unity of good now shatters
    > >into sects or cliques. However, let an enemy of that hobby appear and
    > >various cliques will unite as never before! My neighborhood is an
    > >equestrian area that is being shoved out by encroaching suburban
    > >developments. Horse people are notorious for their snobbery over their
    > >particular breed. But now that the ability to even ride or HAVE your
    > >is being threatened, they've all united in a loud voice locally. People
    > >were not speaking to each other mere months ago are now fast allies.
    > >
    > >On another point, IMHO religion is one HUGE blockade to achieving any
    > >of mass unity, also. As long as people cling tightly to their
    > >and identify their "self" with their religion, unless everyone adopts
    > >same religion, we're doomed to discord and disharmony.
    > >
    > >I just don't think the sheer numbers of humanity at this time bodes well
    > >harmony. The tribe is too large.
    > >
    > >Virginia
    > >
    > >Murrieta, CA
    > >
    >Good post Virginia

    The last guy to try a new religion was L. Ron Hubbard and he doesn't seem to have made anyone happy with his Scientology.


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