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>But to answer the question, being "smart, caring,
capable people" does not
>protect you from being sucked in any more than it
keeps you from becoming a
>If you think about how scientology and other cults
reward people, namely
>attention, and a simulation of improving status, the
high numbers of actors
>in it makes sense. After all, why did these people
want to become actors
>in the first place?
Marx called religion: opium for the people. Indeed
a tranquilizer it is, it puts the thinking mind to
sleep and `softens' you up with fairy tales and make-
believe. Interesting perspective religion as addiction,
I have a T-shirt with the imprint: Religion addiction
is curable (from Evolve-Fish).
By the way, has anybody recognized that acting is your
quitessential example of imitation. Actors simply
mimic other people. The coming of method-acting
increased accuracy of imitation even further.
Memes to actually improve the ability to imitate,
isn't it funny?
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