Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by Free Thinker, Mar 22, 2011.
Does your self delusion know no bounds?
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ânoun, plural -nies.
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kick away. he will get no defense from me. he turned out to be a republican. he sealed the deal when he went as far as being a warmonger republican.
A delusion, in everyday language, is a fixed belief that is either false, fanciful, or derived from deception.
So you supported/voted for a republican. How does that make you feel? That's kinda like being invited to a football party at Hooters and after arriving realizing it was a ruse to get you into church.
So which religion will take their place, secular humanism or rationalism?
I watched an episode of Endgame yesterday. Shawn Doyle's character, Alkady Balagan, a Russian chess grandmaster, noted in passing that people create conspiracy theories for the same reason they create God: to give a grand meaning to their small problems.
It's just a show, but that line gave me pause and made me smile. The ring of truth will do that, eh?
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