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I realize you might have inferred jingoism from this post but that was not
my intention. As I replied to Wade I simply wanted to make a point about how
mental context influences behavior, and how belief in religious myth was not
necessary to get people to behave self-destructively. (Actually we do it
plenty on our own.)
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Subject: Re: Questions for Martin E. Marty, a Scholar of Religion
On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 07:31:56AM -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:
> <<Try to picture day after day going to flight school to learn how
> to smash yourself into a skyscraper, knowing you're going to die. You
> have to have the promise of paradise for that. You have to have the
> promise that God is on your side.>>
> We have commandos in Afghanistan right now who would gladly give their
> to protect America. No promise of paradise necessary, just the right point
> of view.
Through this list and virus before it, we've been acquainted for several
years, Richard, but before Sept 11, I'd never have guessed you'd be such
a jingoist. Verrrry interesting!!!
But don't you think all this flag-waving is a bit level 2?
-- Robin Faichney "It is tempting to suppose that some concept of information could serve eventually to unify mind, matter, and meaning in a single theory," say Daniel Dennett and John Haugeland. The theory is here: http://www.ii01.org/
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