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← What do you say to your faith-based neighbors?

Sean_W's Avatar Jump to comment 1 by Sean_W

I can't approach the situation from exactly the same vantage point as you because I can't assume that why some person is religious and I'm not is down to a difference in our abilities to reason.

Also, I am curious to know if you've measured your progress? If Mike is not becoming less religious, isn't it possible that you're improving his reasoning for the exact opposite purpose of what you hoped i.e. he is becoming better able to justify his beliefs to himself? Or is there an expected trade off in there: Mike is better able to defend the more reasonable aspects of his beliefs, but he must abandon the nastier elements in order to do so. -making Mike a keen moderate

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 15:31:43 UTC | #925632