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← So what's the goal with theism?

elisa_fdm's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by elisa_fdm

Comment 11 by Serdan : My goal is for children to be taught how to think. If we could actually manage to do that somewhat competently all superstition would suffer greatly. By the way, everyone should go read the "Ghost seance" thread. A wonderful demonstration is made of why the matter of theism is utterly irrelevant.

Agreed 100%. But sadly, it would seem that a penchant for superstition is a part of human nature. If it's not theism, it ends up being something else (like ghosts). And I'm not sure nurture alone could stop it. Which is why it would be better and more realistic (but only just) to learn to recognise and rise above superstition in matters that count.

Tue, 15 May 2012 22:10:43 UTC | #941703