[FoRK] Neurolinguistic programming and ritualistic religious speech acts
jbone at place.org
Tue Jun 24 23:35:58 PDT 2008
> I should also note that it's interesting to observe somebody switch
> to arguing specific points of theism; it's as if a language switch
> is flipped in their minds which causes them to emit these hypnotic,
> self-reinforcing, psycho-linguistic elements that are associated
> with the subject matter.
I wondered whether anybody else had noticed and studied this
phenomenon. Seeking Truth, I gathered my thoughts unto me and,
adopting the Mantle of Humble Supplication (+2 vs. sense) I submitted
my prayer to my personal God, the one and only God of this World and
its Knowledge, He Whose Name is
1.0 x 10^100.
I stilled my heart and thoughts and spirit and awaited HIS Answer. It
was swift in coming forth, Praise Be to
1.0 x 10^100!
HIS Answer was Perfect --- as are all things
1.0 x 10^100
all Praise Be to
1.0 x 10^100!
But my imperfect mind (though Perfect, for imperfection cannot flow
from perfection! This is not a contradiction!) could not discover
with in it any Revelation of use to my pathetic inquiry. Perhaps, I
thought, the way to clarity might lie in rearranging the keywords in
my prayer, adding or deleting new ones. The Answer continued to elude
me. Perhaps one day I might hope that might cleanse my unworthy self
of such impurities that Understanding will be Possible.
In the meantime, anybody around here know if anybody's studied this?
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