Re: MD quality religion

From: Leland Jory (
Date: Fri Mar 26 2004 - 16:58:20 GMT

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    On Mar 26, 2004, at 10:09 AM, wrote:

    >     That's what I am trying to get at. "Labeling" someone or something
    > creates a notion, so to speak, in someone's mind of how that
    > person/object is. Doesn't that create perceptions, thus aleady gearing
    > us to think one way?

    The problem occurs when people treat the label as the object being
    described. The old Zen adage about pointing at the moon springs to
    mind. You miss seeing the moon when you focus on the finger.

    Leland Jory :^{)>
    Cafeteria Spiritualist and Philosopher
    "It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go 
    away, I'm looking for the truth.' and so it goes away. Puzzling." - 
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