From: Douglas Brooker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 12 Feb 2006 - 17:06:00 GMT
Jerry Bryson wrote:
> Off-hand, I'd guess he means the one about suicide bombers getting a
> load of virgins in Paradise. The teen age kids really believe it.
thanks, was making the point about how this meme has captured the minds
of people in the west.
but I haven't seen evidence that it 'really' is believed, or the degree
to which any belief is literal, metaphoric or otherwise.
a working comparative model might be to juxtapose the "End Days" beliefs
of many westerners and how these motivate foreign policy in the middle
> On Feb 11, 2006, at 9:36 AM, Douglas Brooker wrote:
>> What is the very dangerous meme out there that needs to be doused?
> "In theory, theory and practice are the same, but in practice, they're
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