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Old 05-01-2003, 07:06 AM   #21
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Willing suspension of disbelief

That seems to be the common factor in all of these tales: the intense desire of the teller to believe it, and to have us believe it in turn. They also can tell us a lot about our culture and society and that's why they are interesting to study. Often, if you question one, the relater will show a spark of anger and then will come out with the ultimate weapon-- "Well, my cousin's friend was THERE when it happened!" These myths evidently feed some need in us.



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Old 05-02-2003, 07:35 AM   #22
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Believe it or Don't!!

The power of the internet along with our e-mail address books give alot of these 'stories' new outlets. Years ago - before the internet was invented - there was a hoax about Proctor and Gamble being a devil worshipping cult. There were notices sent to every fax machine in the Goverment (Federal) about boycotting this company. I saw them then. It was preached from the pulpit in churches here, too. :o Of course, it was a hoax. Snopes.com is the greatest website for looking up all facts, misstatements and hoaxes (and some are just howling good stories) but with the speed of the internet and our extensive e-mail address books and the ability to forward "to all", hoaxes are sent as fast as any internet virus (just like the 6 degrees of separation) :r and everybody knows someone that knew someone's cousin's friend. Be Skeptical! :E



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