[FoRK] More faith-driven insanity: kill the teacher!
<jbone at place.org> on
Fri Nov 30 12:56:08 PST 2007
On Nov 30, 2007, at 2:35 PM, Luis Villa wrote:
> On Nov 30, 2007 3:14 PM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>> On Nov 30, 2007, at 1:12 PM, Luis Villa wrote:
>>> On Nov 30, 2007 1:56 PM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>>>> On Nov 30, 2007, at 11:13 AM, Luis Villa wrote:
>>>>> Violent religion is the symptom, not the cause.
>>>> I disagree. In fact, that's a ridiculous assertion on the face of
>>> It's only ridiculous if you're not paying attention to basic
>>> political-behavioral psychology. Fear, threat, and uncertainty cause
>>> irrational, violent behavior against the Other; sometimes that shows
>>> up as religion, but often as politics, or tribalism, or what have
>> Agreed with all of that; but that in no way suggests, much less
>> PROVES, causality flowing *from* any of those things *to* religion!
> Religion is just the tool used to fulfill the much more primal need.
I don't see it that way; it's a nasty memetic monkey on humanity's
This really devolves, I suppose, to a question of whether one
believes in the literal existence of memes.
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