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Plagues of the Mind by Bruce S. Thornton ^ | William M. Briggs

Posted on 11/09/2010 4:37:24 AM PST by mattstat

Here’s what many people think happened: It was the dawn of the First Age of Mankind. And there was harmony upon the land; a land which was bountiful, without disease and with no sharp objects; a land which was one giant organic grocery store for which money was not needed. Health abounded.

There was a great, unbroken peace between the various tribes of mankind, yet all men were one; peace between man and animal, yet animals, willingly and happily, sacrificed themselves for man’s sustenance; there was even peace between the lion and the lamb! For the gentle lamb knew, as it was making its way in ragged chunks down the esophagus of the king of the jungle, that it was fulfilling a Higher Purpose. Thus its last moments were not shrieks of terror and agony, but of cries of joy, for it knew that it was part of the Great Circle of Life.

Incidentally, there were no jungles, just magical rain forests...

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KEYWORDS: environment; gaia; globalwarming; thornton

1 posted on 11/09/2010 4:37:27 AM PST by mattstat
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To: mattstat

Hilarious... and so many people believe this drivel too... but he puts it in a way to show the utter nonsense of it all.

2 posted on 11/09/2010 4:47:28 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: Paved Paradise

Thornton does an excellent job tracing how and explaining why these beliefs came about. Worth reading.

3 posted on 11/09/2010 4:52:16 AM PST by mattstat
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