the woowoo invasion continues unabated....

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rwenzori (May 14, 2010, 19:44:07 PM):
They see a sucker coming and cannot wait to con them out of their money, whether they can afford it or not. There is no innocence in what they do. As enough time passes, they too start to believe their own BS, but somewhere inside, they must know that they are preying on the inherent goodness of people in order to leach funds from them.

Their only principal is that "There is one born every minute"

Hmmmm...

Do I sense a business opportunity a'callin'? After all, the Age of Aquarius is dawning, and there are dollars to be made. ;)

Seriously though, I don't see why one bothers with drivel such as mentioned in the OP. 99.999% of everything said and written is trash, and most of that is so obviously so that I cannot believe it is taken seriously by anyone.
buka001 (May 15, 2010, 06:52:24 AM):
I heard this women on 5fm.

I tried so hard to phone in. But alas I could not get through.

She was going on that she had seen faries and unicorns. And table mountain had a great source of spiritual energy which all South Africans will be able to access in 2020 or something like that.

I just wanted to ask her what proof and evidence did she have to all of this.
Brian (May 15, 2010, 10:55:45 AM):
you must give them 10/10 for imagination! I heard one on the radio a while back telling (and selling many books) what it means if a particular bird flies into your home...so I dutifully watched a Blackeyed Bulbul as well as a Common Chat come into my home quite regularly....and lo and behold fuckall happened that hasn't happened before except they shat on the furniture...Now i own about 10000 ducks (www.theducklady.co.za). What would that predict? I leave it to your imagination! ;D
StevoMuso (May 16, 2010, 09:36:51 AM):
My frustration is: what can we do about it? And I don't mean this in a negative sense - I really want to do something about all these woo-woo nuts (Christians included). I am already active in the field of evangelical atheism and I sometimes feel the way buka001 felt trying to call but not getting a response. There must be something practical we can do.
Brian (May 16, 2010, 10:41:17 AM):
My frustration is: what can we do about it? And I don't mean this in a negative sense - I really want to do something about all these woo-woo nuts (Christians included). I am already active in the field of evangelical atheism and I sometimes feel the way buka001 felt trying to call but not getting a response. There must be something practical we can do.
I share your frustration Stevo...the problem with us is we're totally outnumbered and disorganised. If you read Sun Tzu he'd recommend guerilla warfare. The woo-woo nuts basic appeal is to people's emotions...we appeal (sometimes anyway) to the intellect...and unfortunately logic goes out of the window when people are emotional/fanatic/intolerant etc...Also atheists do not have those very powerful tools of fear and reward the woo-woos so cunningly deploy, but as Sun Tzu says you must think like your enemy and be inside his mind to defeat him. I don't know if my book will succeed, but my strategy was/is to tell a story and using the legends of the Bible as metaphor to illustrate how religions came about based on lies, fable,stories and more frighteningly manipulation of the minds of people who don't think...so let's carry on with our approach and get those books ON THE SHELVES!!!

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