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Fri 5 Sep 97 18:39

Ed Mills:
Your entire belief system is based on someone's having told you all of the above horseshit. You have been told a lie, and now you are desperately trying to shore up your crumbling foundation by repeating the same circular mantra over and over in the hope that human progress will stop and your fairy-tale childhood will be restored to its original innocence.

Got some bad news for you. It's only going to get worse. Better enjoy your hallucinations while you can!

Jared Hanan:
You're wrong MR Ed. I have figured most of what I know out by myself through long hours of study. None of it has been "fed" to me.

Ed Mills:
Yes, I occasionally forget that Gutenberg's invention does get used for remotely controlled brainwashing.

Jared Hanan:
Whether you believe it or not is your problem. God will deal with you on His own time.

Ed Mills:
This is the part where you guys always give yourselves away.

It is very obvious whose fantasy eternal damnation really is. It's the same stuff that Hamas terrorists use to justify suicide bombings of synagogues and that Klansmen use to justify murdering people whose ethnicity they find threatening.

Your cult may be utterly unshakable in the belief of heavenly retribution, but sane people recognize it for what it really is: the human need for revenge against perceived enemies.

Jared Hanan:
Oh, by the way, scripture is to be taken literally unless it involves a dream or obvious imagery. Most people take the figurative interpreting too far. Try reading it some time, you might learn something.

Ed Mills:
A counterproductive suggestion.


Tue 2 Sep 97 20:28

Alan Presley:
What is the purpose in life?
Do we have anything to look forward to? Why?
What are we doing here? Why?
What will happen? Why?

Ed Mills:
Being lost, hopeless and in desperate need of SOMETHING! ANYTHING! is a very natural, normal state at fifteen.

This is the time in your life when the cultists will use every trick they can think of to lure you in. You're at an age where the "eternal damnation" threat is a powerful inducement, but with any luck, you'll eventually realize that such threats don't come from gods; they come from tiny, insecure, manipulative people.

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