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Ye Must be Born Again (and Again, and Again).

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. -Rumi
I like to think that most of us are pretty good at spotting fake religion when we see it.
Or that is to say, I think we are good at spotting fake religion when we see it in others.
Joseph Campbell said that a myth is just the word that we use for a different people’s religion. And I think this is true. The Christians make fun of Astrology. The Atheists make fun of the Christians. Pretty much everyone makes fun of the Mormons and Scientologists, and on and on and on. Can you believe in aliens but think Bigfoot is mularkey? I am sure that at least some flat-earthers believe that ghost hunters are total bullshit, right? 
I am not (necessarily) comparing all the above things to each other or declaring them equal. Alls I’m saying is that it is easy for us to not believe in the things that we don’t believe in.  We evaluate them, see the logical flaws, find enough evidence to show that it is ineffective and move on from it.  In fact, it can be baffli…

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