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Tue Jun 3, 2014, 10:18 AM

84. Abducted: How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by Aliens

Not joking.

Sure, I read the bible, greek/roman/norse mythology growing up and that was all great fun and all, but I never had an explanation for how in the hell anyone with the capacity to read those books ever came to find truth in them.

Then I discovered memory/perception research and I began to understand what Dostoyevsky meant when he wrote of his seizures as being in the presence of god. He knew what a seizure was. He knew he had them. He wrote that into one of his characters in TBK. But to him, to his injured perception in the throes of all his neurons firing pathologically, it was real. To him it was real.


On a lesser but important note, another great book that helped me see the horrific scapegoating nature of Christianity, is that very book, The Brothers Karamazov.

Again, Dostoyevsky, a believer, laid out the most damaging case against the moral proposition of 'salvation' as detailed in the New Testament.

"I would seek to return the price of the ticket"

A humble, but powerful torpedo amidships of the concept that Christianity has anything moral to offer at all.

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