Re: virus: Is there room for mysticism?

Alexander Chislenko (
Thu, 4 Jan 1996 10:28:21 -0800

I quite agree that mysteries, superstitions are nice things, as well as
other forms of intellectual fun, such as fiction, humor, fairy tales, etc.
They happen to tickle our natural senses and as all other forms of tickling
are often quite enjoyable.
They just shouldn't be confused with truth, that's all...

Well, actually, your life can be more fun if you believe that your
fairy tales are true - as long as somebody else is doing the real work
guided by rational and pragmatic concepts.

So if you are a rationalist and want to have fun - be a crypto-mystic:
believe in mysticism, but spread rationalism, at least among people who
are capable of making use of it.

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