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  •  I'll grant you that there are some impressive (6+ / 0-)

    ideas about building a good society in the Bible, particularly the New Testament, but a lot of your comment really doesn't make much sense to someone without religious faith, I'm afraid. The concepts of good and evil and purity and holiness just don't chime with me, and nothing relying on them will convince me of anything.

    And, by the way, my parents don't ground their faith in it either. They put up Christmas trees about of habit, and that's about it.

    •  If I may recommend a book (4+ / 0-)
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      Dirtandiron, kyril, caul, aitchdee

      Slavoj Žižek's "The Fragile Absolute" addresses some of these issues from an atheist/leftist perspective.  

      And btw,  I wasn't trying to convince you to personally adopt the bible etc., just trying to explain why a progressive minded person would.

      •  Thank you, I'll have to check it out. (4+ / 0-)
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        Dirtandiron, kyril, caul, aitchdee

        And I do get that you're not trying to evangelize, it's a totally reasonable conversation to bring your beliefs out in. Those aren't my beliefs, is all, and they run counter to my progressive tendencies even when you phrase them that way. My base assumptions about the world are really, really different from yours.

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