From: Scott Chase (email@example.com)
Date: Mon 09 Dec 2002 - 23:58:53 GMT
>From: "Grant Callaghan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: RE: Toward a new US-World dialogue
>Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2002 08:36:11 -0800
>>At 11:42 AM 8/12/02 -0800, you wrote:
>> >I tend to be pessimistic for the same reasons Wade mentions. Wade's
>> >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.
>> >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.
Would the Raelian's qualify as a religious movement? Church of the Subgenius?
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