RE: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

From: Jeremy Bradley (
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 02:01:48 GMT

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    I wrote
    >>Hi all
    >>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.
    Sorry Philip
    When I was getting my religious instruction, suicide was a sin; no heaven.
    However, in Islam, as was the case with Japanese Kamikaze pilots, killing
    ones self under religious instruction guarantees a place in heaven. I think
    that those Christians who went to Palestine in the crusades were told the
    As for "natural death", get real.

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