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  •  Irrational religionists are irrational (4+ / 0-)
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    There are many others who are not.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Mon May 06, 2013 at 01:32:04 PM PDT

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    •  But maybe you aren't really religious in the (0+ / 0-)

      strictest sense of the word.  Maybe you are actually spiritually inquisitive.

      Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

      by ZedMont on Mon May 06, 2013 at 03:57:15 PM PDT

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      •  Either way, acceptance of science doesn't (1+ / 0-)
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        guarantee a person's rationality. Belief in religion doesn't preclude rationality. That's what history says. History shows societies tend to operate under a belief matrix that evolves, & that individuals in those societies are capable of rational (& irrational) actions under that matrix...hard as that is for many to "believe."

        America's greatest political dynasty...the Kaan

        by catilinus on Mon May 06, 2013 at 04:54:38 PM PDT

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    •  I'm sorry, Mokurai, my comment was rather flip (6+ / 0-)

      and uncalled for.  If one says they are religious, I will take them at their word.

      I guess the word "religious" has a connotation in my mind that may not be in everyone's, and that is, religion is a belief system you never question no matter how much evidence to the contrary.  That impression comes from the religion in which I was raised, where that is exactly what it meant.

      No offense intended, I hope none taken.

      Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

      by ZedMont on Mon May 06, 2013 at 05:22:44 PM PDT

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      •  Very nice move, ZedMont, (1+ / 0-)
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        and an example to be followed. ;)

        Being the single intellectual in a village of 1,100 souls ain't much fun, especially when 1,099 of those don't think you're all that smart.--Lucy Marsden

        by Miniaussiefan on Tue May 07, 2013 at 03:49:00 AM PDT

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