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51 Post author: Alicorn 19 February 2010 12:18AM

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Comment author: Jiro 03 February 2015 12:58:55AM 2 points [-]

People also tend to blab and joke about things that put them in stressful situations. Joining a doomsday cult, or a cult which is thought by others to be a doomsday cult is something which can put a lot of stress on you. So it's not implausible that someone would say such a thing and mostly mean it.

Comment author: private_messaging 03 February 2015 01:25:40AM *  1 point [-]

Yeah. My point is, though, is that it's about relative probability of such remark between those joining a doomsday cult and those not joining a doomsday cult (who are unlikely to at all pull that utterance out of the space of possible utterances, let alone say it)