The Running of the Loons...

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Re: The Running of the Loons...

Postby spongebob » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:40 am

His followers must be the most gullible people in the world. I should have cashing in on something like this myself. I could play a profit.
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
~Bertrand Russell

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Re: The Running of the Loons...

Postby Simplyme » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:17 am

You need a certain type of heart to do it, or lack of. I do not believe you would be able to get away with it Sponge.
I find it rather amusing, when thought of as ignorant or stupid(though I can be on many subjects). Especially by those who believe in a deity up in heaven watching our every move, and rewarding or punishing us after we have expired.
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Re: The Running of the Loons...

Postby spongebob » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:39 am

Simplyme wrote:You need a certain type of heart to do it, or lack of. I do not believe you would be able to get away with it Sponge.


Yeah, I know, but it's sure fun to speculate. L. Ron Hubbard was a genius if you ask me. I suspect that after a while, taking money from gullible people might get easier because you could even tell them that you are a farce and often they won't believe you. Anybody remember Bryan?

"I'm not the messiah!"

"Only the true messiah denies his divinity!"

"What? OK, then, I am the messiah!"

"He is, he is the messiah!" *bowing*

or something like that.


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Re: The Running of the Loons...

Postby Simplyme » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:06 am

I do though wonder sometimes if they start out being shysters and eventually end up believing there own bull?

And what is scarier....they believing there own bull or they intentionally being shysters?
I find it rather amusing, when thought of as ignorant or stupid(though I can be on many subjects). Especially by those who believe in a deity up in heaven watching our every move, and rewarding or punishing us after we have expired.
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