ait at p2ee.org
Mon Jul 26 23:47:49 UTC 2010
On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 6:59 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> On Mon, July 26, 2010 3:53 pm, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> --On Monday, July 26, 2010 14:06:17 -0700 David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us>
>>> 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
>>> well impossible to have a dialog with them that gets anywhere. You
>>> have a sensible debate when the other person's fallback response is
>>> "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
> 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.
Seems so, but it's a very interesting topic.I kindly invite all
interested in having this discussion here:
This is a humble project I started a while back when I decided to stop
talking and thinking and actually try to do something...
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