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Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Mon Jul 26 22:53:31 UTC 2010

--On Monday, July 26, 2010 14:06:17 -0700 David Brodbeck <gull at> wrote:

> On Mon, July 26, 2010 11:24 am, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> When this is the way one answers a simple question, I tend to believe
>> there's no genuine interest in dialog.
> Well, I hate to break it to you, but people who are trying to make a
> religious point aren't interested in dialog, anyway.  In fact, it's pretty
> well impossible to have a dialog with them that gets anywhere.  You can't
> have a sensible debate when the other person's fallback response is always
> "it's god's will, so it's beyond our understanding and we can't question
> it, and you're an evil person for not agreeing with me."  These people
> have been taught from a young age that logic is evil and will lead them
> down the road to hell, so logical arguments are lost on them.

The assumptions and bias in that statement are so broad as to defy description.

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
"It is as useless to argue with those who have
renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson

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