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David Brodbeck gull at
Mon Jul 26 22:59:25 UTC 2010

On Mon, July 26, 2010 3:53 pm, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --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.

Well, all I can say is I was a regular church-goer for 20 years, and went
to religious school for six of those, so I come by my position honestly.

I guess this is pretty thoroughly OT at this point, though.

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