Re: Scientology

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Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 10:21:46 GMT

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Philip Jonkers" Subject: Re: Scientology

    > >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
    > >drug addict.
    > >
    > >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).

        I like that one:-)

    > By the way, has anybody recognized that acting is your
    > quitessential example of imitation. Actors simply
    > mimic other people.

        We could also relate this to advertising and kids, the way they randomly
    quote from ads, movies, (jim carey for example) this is incredible at times,
    yet not all kids do this, it seems to
    depend on their personality. So would this mean we all interpret and pass
    on memes in a different way or am I off track here?


     The coming of method-acting
    > increased accuracy of imitation even further.
    > Memes to actually improve the ability to imitate,
    > isn't it funny?
    > Philip.

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