Re[5]: Memetic Parasitism

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Tue 26 Jul 2005 - 14:38:27 GMT

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    At 05:25 PM 25/07/05 +0100, Robin wrote:


    >I have no problem with attention-reward being a significant factor in
    >cults, but I see no reason to believe there are no other significant
    >factors with regard either to cults in particular or religions in
    >general. In fact I'd go so far as to say it's obvious that there are
    >many other factors affecting "religious behaviour". And I'd assert
    >that genuine relief from neurotic symptoms is one of them. In no way
    >does this conflict with your analysis unless you're insisting that
    >your truth is The Only Truth.

    I thought about how to reply for the last two days. Finally decided the gap was just too big to bridge since in my writing and even this thread I mentioned other factors that you missed seeing.

    Best wishes,

    Keith Henson

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