The main reason I am here is because...! What about you

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Physics Guy
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Re: The main reason I am here is because...! What about you

Post by Physics Guy »

You can find interesting people with cool stuff to say in all kinds of weird corners of the internet. So you can find yourself sticking around just for that, here as elsewhere.

Usually that only lasts so long, though, unless there's some kind of theme that sustains one's interest, even if often it's more a frame than a focus. I guess for me the interest in Mormonism as a theme is that it's a sort of extreme case of religious belief.

Smart and decent people work hard to believe wacky things. I honestly find this phenomenon to be considerably more striking in Mormonism than in any other religion I know, but it's something that does also go on in all the others I know. Willingness to entertain a hypothesis shades gradually into squinting at the world to make it fit the hypothesis.

My professional instinct in trying to understand anything is to consider an idealised model in which the phenomenon of interest will appear without the clutter of extraneous issues. So I'm drawn to extreme examples of anything.
Res Ipsa
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Re: The main reason I am here is because...! What about you

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Pretty much the same as Doc. People with interesting thoughts who are willing to share them in depth and have a conversation. The Reverend’s thread on belief is a perfect example.
“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” -- Voltaire
Philo Sofee
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Re: The main reason I am here is because...! What about you

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I'm here because I used to be there. There ended up being nowhere, so I came here.... :D
kairos
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Re: The main reason I am here is because...! What about you

Post by kairos »

I forgot to mention that this site offers me humor and laughter that is very unique!

just sayin
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