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Note to George Lennan:
"Why are people deluded?" I always thought Ernest Becker answered that question best. Read his classic book, "Denial of Death." If you find it fascinating, then read his "Escape From Evil." If you are still fascinated, then read "The Birth and Death of Meaning." And that's it. "Denial of Death" will get you there, though

These are just suggestions, of course. There is a fundamental reason WHY human beings EVERYWHERE are attracted to supernatural beliefs, especially the belief in the afterlife. Becker rocks.

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 19:57:00 UTC | #446834