My main activity on the Internet right now is running the "Comparing Beliefs" Forum on the "Innersence" Yuku Community. This is intended to be a large, Web discussion venue where members representing a wide variety of belief systems can explain exactly what they believe and why, and respond to questions and comments from other members. CB is NOT intended to be a Forum where members try to persuade other members to change their beliefs (advocacy) or to win arguments (debate).
There are lots of Web discussion groups devoted to advocacy and debate, and the CB Forum is intended to move in an entirely different direction. The available evidence gathered by psychologists, sociologists, and anthropologists indicates that very few people ever change their beliefs as a result of being "argued into it". If they are willing to take such arguments seriously, they have ALREADY made a decision to change their beliefs and are simply looking for something to change them TO. However, it's obvious that people in this state of mind are better-served by simple EXPLANATIONS of other people's beliefs, without advocacy being in the mix at all.
The definition of "beliefs" being used on CB is a very inclusive one. It includes not only beliefs usually labeled as "religious" or "spiritual", but also beliefs commonly categorized as "philosophical", "ethical" "social", or "ideological". This definition also includes both "faith-based" and "rational" beliefs, because discriminating between the two is itself a subjective value judgment, even if "true believers" in rationalism refuse to admit this. Another facet of this is the postulate that "art" and "science" are not rivals, but partners: all human creative activities contain elements of both, whether the people involved consciously realize this or not.
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I also run the Revolutionary Spritualism Yuku Community, which contains extensive archives of my writings on the Spiritual Revolution and the Information Revolution, including a complete copy of my 1988 book "War in Heaven" posted as forum messages, and a large amount of information I've channeled since then. There are also Forums for discussions of these subjects in real time. The URL is:
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