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Finding Value in the Bright Movement
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Paul Crider 2003-07-22 15:00
I first heard of the Bright movement a couple months ago when I attended the Atheist Alliance International annual convention. I was hesitant to adopt the term and have only recently done so. I was hesitant because (other than the silly sound of it) the movement did have political ambitions. Rob was right to point out the danger of this ambition in his article. A government controlled by atheists...
Viral Deindividuation in the Government Meme
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Paul Crider 2003-03-27 16:00
When a virus infects an organism, it cripples the immune system so that the organism cannot fight back. A memetic virus employs the same tactic when infecting a brain. For instance, when a religion takes hold of a brain, it often suggests that faith or revelation operates on a higher level (or at least a different but equal level) than reason. Reason is the only tool of intellectual discernment...