X-Message-Number: 19355
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 22:08:19 -0700
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: Ok, it's finally time for my two cents [part one]
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For Mark, John and David.

Mark, I'm right with you about apocalyptic media and memes. I have believed and 
said so for years that apocalyptic media has influenced people to act against 
the best interests of humanity and it is especially dangerous now. Garbage in 
equals garbage out. It's that simple. I know from personal experience that 
fundies not only believe we are "in the end times", but *fervently hope and 
pray* for it to be so! Having the ability today to hear from all over the world,
instead of only locally as in the past, every tiny tid bit of bad news

convinces them we are in terrible times with rabid and rapid decline of society 
and civilization. Actually the opposite is true and we live in remarkably less 
violent and less decadent times than ever before. Premillenial belief has 
plagued humankind for 2000 years... it's time we grew up! Nowadays it is 
compounded by political alliances that are at best environment exploitive and at
worst environment unfriendly. Now we have believers that hope for a swift end 
to everything and whom are certain their god will fix it all like better than

new aligned with those that are grabbing every buck's worth they can before it 
all falls down.


MY WEBSITE: http://www.geocities.com/~davidpascal/swayze/
A COLLECTION of photos of me and some of my artwork:

A RADIO INTERVIEW on Dr. J's ChangeSurfer Radio program with me and the father 
of cryonics Prof.

Robert Ettinger, author of "The Prospect of Immortality": 

A RELIGION I actually recommend: 
A FAVORITE quote: Last lines of the first Star Trek the Next Generation movie.

Capt. Picard: "What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived, 
after all Number One, we're
only mortal."
Will Ryker: "Speak for yourself captain, I intend to live forever!"

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