From: Alan Patrick (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 29 Jul 2005 - 07:04:31 GMT
> We could try taking the thread back to where Alan
> introduced the topic of how Harry Potter has raised
> the ire of X-ian fundies and how Kate pointed to the
> US as a locus of this fundamental (pun intended) focus
> (that rhymes). That was actually getting kinda
A thought......the US was initially settled by (European) people much more
"infected" by religiosity memes....(whether they were more susceptible to infection, or just plain infected is another debate).
> Seriously, to understand the controversy over Potter I
> think an exploration of recent history holds the key.
> EP might provide *a* basis in primordial psychological
> motivations, but not *the* overarching answer. EP'ers
> need to get over themselves already. They tend to
> revert to the kneejerk adaptationist stance no matter
> how many times nonaptive byproducts are acknowledged
> then quickly forgotten.
I wonder if EP (or just plain E) has "selected" US people to be more
"fundie" - or susceptible to "Fundie" memes - than Europeans?
Btw...If Fred was a pagan stone ager he would probably be familiar with
quite a few of the Potter concepts that Xians find so offensive ;-0
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