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He seems to be arguing that placebo consciousness is not always violent and not always fueling more ill intent than alternative states of mind. But essentially his position is one of distraction - deferring the argument about religious consciousness being a placebo state of mind and one which conceals magnified evil (hell fire et al) in order to deter its followers from doubting its authenticity and get them to risk life if necessary in fending off any more rational opposers.

His argument in effect is creating a placebo 'flurry' about a placebos value.

Sun, 27 Feb 2011 13:31:52 UTC | #596919