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July 8, 2013
Which myth is more powerful? And by powerful, I mean measured in energetic effort to fashion a life to fit the myth. Islamic myth of 72 virgins after death? Or, western myth that you will find your true love and soulmate and THEN you will be happy? I think they are equally outlandish and detached from reality. Sad actually, if measured in the havoc these myths manifest in peoples' lives. The power of a belief system to shape a culture is extraordinary in scope. It shows the behavioral gravity toward conformity as a survival tool. Is that a good thing?