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← Jonathan Haidt: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence

JuJu's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by JuJu

I couldn't listen to the whole thing. I've heard nothin' but rubbish so far. "Self transcendence takes you from the profane level to the next sacred level" Dude, that's way out there.

Am I the only one that hasn't experienced my inner self melting away? This guy makes it sound like a normal everyday human experience. I must be defective, because I don't self transcend nor have I ever felt myself melt away.

Most of what he says is built off a false premise. What follows is a gauntlet of logical fallacies attempting to tie his magical thinking to reality.

Seemed like a lot of people raised their hands on the spiritual question though. Mine would have stayed down.

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:05:51 UTC | #928853