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From: Jeremy Bradley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception
>At 03:19 PM 11/01/02 -0800, you wrote:
>>Please explain how the meme "the highest goal in
life is to kill yourself in
>>an attack on Americans" is not anti-American.
>On this touchy subject I would observe that it is
not "the highest goal in
>life is to kill yourself in an attack on Americans"
which is the meme. For
>me, martyrdom is the effect of the "going to heaven
is good" meme.
I beg the differ according to that point of view, all
people who commit suicide qualify to become martyrs
too. Moreover, all people who die a natural death
may be regarded as martyrs too. This stance
makes the concept of martyrdom impotent and
The first alternative sounds more appealing though.
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