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OfflinePsilocybeingzz
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"Those who can make you believe absurdities....."
    #2234502 - 01/11/04 10:12 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Those who can make you believe absurdities
can make you commit atrocities.
?Voltaire
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7308/

I have just finished a section of a huge book on Philosophy about Voltaire and thoght I would encourage the rest of you to check this guy out, I dont agree with it all, but like many other Philosophers, I have gained some insight from him.

Psilo


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Re: "Those who can make you believe absurdities....." [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #2235687 - 01/12/04 12:28 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Thank you kindly for the link.
I just finished Candide by Voltaire; highly recommend and its a quick read.


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Re: "Those who can make you believe absurdities....." [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #2235753 - 01/12/04 12:52 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Those who can make you believe absurdities
can make you commit atrocities.
?Voltaire





I think the real problem is the guillibility of people. That's pretty self explanatory and I am sure you would agree. I think then that we need to get rid of all these dumb people.

Wait hear me out. Wouldn't the world be a better place if there weren't these easy believers? There would be no war, no disease, and no poverty!!!

That is why I suggest we move all guillible people to work camps. You're saying to yourself, "Ed, that's a lot of trouble, who's going to oversee this?" Me, of course!!! I will design a 15 point rigorous inspection test for guilibility. Anyone who fails will be removed from society! Put me in to power and I can make this happen.

Who's with me?


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Re: "Those who can make you believe absurdities....." [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2235756 - 01/12/04 12:54 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

special ed: easy believers? There would be no war, no disease, and no poverty!!!

-yeah, because soldiers always believe in the wars they fight...not.


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Re: "Those who can make you believe absurdities....." [Re: Positronius]
    #2235772 - 01/12/04 12:59 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

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special ed: easy believers? There would be no war, no disease, and no poverty!!!

-yeah, because soldiers always believe in the wars they fight...not.




He's one of them. Hurry!!!


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