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Colwyn Abernathy's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by Colwyn Abernathy

Lennox:

The blanket statement, "Religion poisons everything," followed by a litany of the evils of religion is about as useful as saying "Science poisons everything," followed by a littany of the evils of science, like poisoning the environment and creating napalm.


Non-sequitur, red herring. The process of science is not a system of values like religion is. It is the process by which we discover what is or what is not. The discovery of napalm, weapons, poisons, biological agents of destruction, etc. are not "evil" in and of themselves. It is how they are put to use. Finding out that they exist is neither good nor evil.

You fail.

EDIT:

Also, the rest of that gibberish about Jesus abhoring violence:

"I come not to bring peace but a sword."

Fail Squared

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 18:13:00 UTC | #387154