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« on: September 27, 2006, 04:04:44 am »
I read an interesting article recently, about children in Miami homeless shelters developing their own religion/mythology. It's a long article, but very interesting. I got chills thinking about children coming up with such a dark mythos all at the same time, but it is a really clever solution to the Problem of Evil.

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/Issues/1997-06-05/news/feature_print.html

I guess what got me, is it's one thing for someone like Nietzsche to ponder philosophical points for years, and finally declare "God is dead." But for 8 year old children to come to the conclusion that God went insane from grief after Mary killed Jesus... that's just dark.

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2006, 07:08:23 am »
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2006, 06:51:08 am »
Very interesting read. Perhaps disturbing, yes, but somewhat inspiring. I guess 'interesting' really is the best word I can use to describe it.
Though... Publishing these "secret stories" in a magazine? I wouldn't think the children would be too happy, but I guess I can't really say. :p

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2006, 01:35:08 am »
*shivers* I almost believe it, y'know? See, I don't believe in coincidences; I think everything happens for a reason. The sheer idea that all of those shetler children believed and knew the same thing was chilling... From different places too! Chicago, Miami, etc....

Very interesting indeed.
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