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    GreenMother, dewtx, orlbucfan

    Which is why I target "religious zealotry," "fundamentalism," "quasi-science and superstition."

    For me, both science and religion are methods we humans use to give meaning and context to life (or, to be more accurate about the former, the meaning of specific scientific findings). I would add philosophy, also, as a discipline or field that helps me understand who we are, where we came from and where we are going.  I don't think any of these subjects should be static. Our quality of life is enhanced by knowledge and the quest for understanding.

    Religious extremism is the opposite--it does not tolerate questions or critical thought.

    Work and pray, live on hay, You'll get pie in the sky when you die." The Preacher and the Slave, by Joe Hill, 1911

    by Joe Hills Ghost on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 06:52:25 AM PDT

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