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Chad Perrin perrin at
Tue Jul 27 00:24:21 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 05:53:30PM -0500, 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.

There appeared to be a fair bit of assumption and bias in your response
to me, as well.  Pot, kettle, et cetera.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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