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Janus's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by Janus

I've had a few exchanges with Glenn at a few years ago. He's a really weird guy. He's the only person I know whose mindset is so close to the one required to become a critical thinker in the full sense of the word, but who still manages to hang on to his religious beliefs. It's not just that he's smart, it's that I think he really cares about what's true, which is something that is incredibly rare among religious believers. People who don't care about what's true are those who won't follow a chain of reasoning to the end, or who will simply deny the evidence that's in front of them, or who will devolve into a mushy brand of postmodernism. I don't think Glenn does any of those things.

If it wasn't for him I would have said that anyone who cares about the truth and who isn't ignorant is necessarily going to become an atheist. Because of Glenn I have to say "_almost_ anyone".

Thu, 02 Oct 2008 10:19:00 UTC | #245354