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Comment 16 by rrh1306

I don't know about you Susan, but that kind of thinking still shocks every time I hear it. I've heard it enough that it shouldn't, but I'm still blown away that anyone believes that.

I'm blown away, too. I get so used to hearing it that I become numb to it for a while, but every now and then the implications broadside me.

I would be very, very careful that I had checked all my work before I argued that a person's position on a subject inevitably leads to advocating rape, murder and genocide. I've never accused anyone of that in any sort of discussion. It's a horrible accusation that better be well thought out and thorougly backed up.

It's true that what we believe can lead us to do unimaginably terrible things. . Humanity has demonstrated that.

Quine's correction of point #6 from comment 6 on this thread is one to always take seriously. We should all have learned that by now.

Dogma is the cause of innumerable evils and should be rejected on moral grounds.

Sat, 11 Aug 2012 00:44:00 UTC | #950650