Re: Scientology

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Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 06:05:39 GMT

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    >From: "Philip Jonkers" <>
    >Subject: Re: Scientology
    >Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 18:52:22 -0500
    > >But I don't believe it's the idea that becomes the
    >puppet master. It's the
    > >person who sees a way to use an idea for that purpose
    >who becomes the puppet
    > >master. The men who used fear of God to make people
    >accept ungodly ideas is
    > >the villain, not the ideas themselves. They use
    >ignorance and fear to drive
    > >out ideas that might counter what they preach. They
    >convince people to
    > >accept ideas that fly in the face of what their
    >senses tell them by selling
    > >the idea that faith is more real than what your eyes
    >can see. That heaven
    > >is a better goal to strive for than a life of peace
    >and harmony with one's
    > >neighbors. This is the work of men, not ideas.
    >Ideas are just the tools
    > >they use.
    >In addition think of the following. Brains work as
    >unconventional computers who need software. Memes
    >(ideas, whatever...) provide the software, the programs
    >to function in life. Just as with conventional
    >computers programs control the hardware,
    >the brain, the body, not vice-versa.
    But if the brain goes haywire can one just get on the phone and call for
    tech support?
    And if I start seeing that office assistance paperclip thingy (whatever its
    called from MS-Word) following me around asking me questions, I think I need
    to do a little more than hide it.

    Perish the thought that pop-up adverts might start haunting me while I'm
    just walking around on a gentle stroll. I think that might take a little
    more than minimizing or clicking the X to alleviate :-)

    Yes I'll go to any extreme to explode an analogy.

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