RE: virus: "... faith is one of the world's great evils"

Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki (
Wed, 12 Mar 1997 13:39:43 -0500

>Yes, it has. The religious community has shown itself to be highly
suggestible. I maintain my contention that the child abuse hysteria began
with and receives it's driving momentum from the Social Worker community
and that the religious community became infected with one of the hysteria's
stronger memes to which the religious community lacked sufficient immunity.

Perhaps. In my experience, the people in the religious community who are
most into the "Ritual Satanic Abuse" meme tend to label themselves as
therapists, when in fact tey have no formal education in the area. I tend
to think about these people in the reverse way: They're using the secular
concept of therapy to add validity to the things they already believe.
Whether they got this from a therapist or not is another issue entirely.

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