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← Cardinal Cormac: 'Atheism the greatest of evils.'

Cartomancer's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by Cartomancer

sing the word evil to denounce clergy actions, no matter how haneous those actions are, indirectly acknowledges the existance of 'evil' thereby acknowledging the existance of god.
Not at all. Simply using a word such as "evil" does not in the slightest give it any kind of metaphysical ontological presence, much less the connotations that the christian churches would give it. That would be like saying that words like "up" and "down" have real existence, rather than simply being human conventions to denote relations that are meaningful to ourselves.

Thu, 21 May 2009 16:39:00 UTC | #362675