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On 05/31/01 08:12, Chris Taylor said this-
>(a) scare you (as the kid does itself) with something you
>don't know, so hey, why not comply because the effort of compliance is
>far outweighed by the 'risk'
Pascal's specious little concern never worked for me, I'm afraid.... I
never saw any risk from atheism. Still haven't.
>(c) appeal to your greed (pyramid schemes).
That's the con, of course- the only greed is from the one who started the
>Ignorance is fear, and fear is very useful
Only to those who wish to maintain the ignorance. Knowledge removes fear.
It is better to light that one candle.
>I think it all comes back to one principle: Something is better than
My one principle is 'Nothing is not to be feared, and then you have to
Closely followed by knowing I ain't got a hell of a lot of knowledge.
Then again, it's good to know there's so much out there not to be afraid
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