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Nisan comments on The Value (and Danger) of Ritual - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Nisan 04 January 2012 03:54:07AM 2 points [-]

If that is really how you feel, maybe you should do just that. Find a small egalitarian church or pagan group or occult circle or metal scene or art scene and start guiding people through rituals. After you level up your shaman skills, you can take your most impressionable, emotionally vulnerable acolytes and instill them with the virtues of critical thinking and emotional self-reliance. If you're successful, people will love your rituals celebrating sane decision-making, and you can share the fruits of your labor with the global Less Wrong community.

(I'm assuming there are no LWers in Gothenburg.)

Comment author: Armok_GoB 04 January 2012 02:15:32PM 1 point [-]

I'd rather die [graphic description of particularly gruesome way to die].

Comment author: wallowinmaya 03 June 2012 09:03:10AM 1 point [-]

Why, if I may ask?

Comment author: PrometheanFaun 25 December 2013 10:25:24PM *  -1 points [-]

Sometimes I will stand and look at the church and wonder if today is the day I get desperate enough to go full sociopath, pretend to join the flock, and use the network to start a deviant christianity offshoot.