Crazy busy at the moment. Here’s a resurrection from Jan 2006.
In case, like me, you were wondering why it’s been so quiet around here since this latest update – I accidentally closed the comments. Sorry about that. Put it down to a temporary neurological malfunction.
testing…. testing. 1,2…3 trinity. sibalence
uh-hum; no sweat, author, neurological pathologies give us a greater understanding of all kinds of humanity’s “quirks”. Not to mention mass hysterias…
Imagine if the Book of Revelations hadn’t been written – also likely due to seizures or fits by “saint” John, exiled on the island of Patmos.
So much of recent Christian histrionics would’ve been prevented.
When you talk to god you’re praying, when he talks to you you’re schizophrenic.
Mo is slightly ahead, most likely he’s also had OCD, not to mention paedophilia. Most of the old prophet suffer something similar, hallucination etc (maybe they have mushrooms in the desert? the manna-mushrooms?)
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@James: I’d really like to believe that too. But in that alternate history, I’m inclined to think we’d have at least as much Christian hysteria, only slightly different…
Why is it so common to shorten the name of the babblebook “The Revelation to John” to “Revelations”? Why the plural?
It seems to me that a temporary neurological malfunction is better than no neurological function at all. Of course that’s easy for me being a child of the ’60′s to say, but that may be because my neurological quirks are seldom temporary….
My mother may have had temporal lobe related seizures … Seeing as an angel came to her to tell her of her father’s death before it happened… Among other insanity… She has known lifelong neurological issues diagnosed late in life but that doesn’t in any way shake her belief in having had supernatural experiences. Believers seek to continue same beliefs, not change them. No amount of normal medical science today will re-characterize the (kinda obvious) examples of same in religious “prophets” of the past. It’s as if the past is immune to reality…
I had many hypnagogic experiences (night terrors, sleep walking, hallucinations, etc) & extreme sleep paralysis many times in my life but didn’t attribute the experiences to gods and aliens (though my religiously deluded mother attributed some of my episodes as being supernatural… Perfect example of how “prophets” are created by others around them). It seems most people prefer the absurdity of magic & fantasy over the very real but unmystical sciences & knowledge of the human body. I’m sad that the incredibleness of the human brain isn’t amazing and exciting enough for so many people.
What’s terrifying is the realization that so much religious dogma and control comes not just from politically powerful people of ancient times but that many of them would be considered mentally defective by modern standards – the same standards that keep “new prophets” from challenging existing organized religions…
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