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  •  Horrifying as it is, it is not "willful stupidity" (2+ / 0-)
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    terrypinder, Batya the Toon

    We can do very little to counteract it if that is the framework used. How likely would you be to change if someone called you "willfully stupid" for being a Democrat?

    I know people with Stanford degrees who believe in creationism. Understanding the fearfulness that leads them to need a literal interpretation of the bible makes me feel sorry for them, not contemptuous. Having strategies like demanding representation for Wicca or, for that matter, Episcopalian, interpretations is much more likely to be effective in keeping schools healthy. Correcting the underlying problem of literal interpretation is a much longer haul.

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:09:23 AM PDT

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    •  How about unecessarily hateful (2+ / 0-)
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      OldDragon, Troubadour

      When I have dealt with individuals like this, they hound others who are in other religions. They cause troubles for them at school and at work, and do so "with the very best of intentions."

      After all, whats a little impoverishment or social ridicule when your immortal soul is at stake.

      And then others go along because it's an easy system to manipulate to get what they want socially and professionally.

      I used to have more sympathy for people like this, but I suppose after dealing with effed up attitudes, and yes--IGNORANCE--because as stated, many do not know their own religious history and seem gleefully unaware of their own rules, while parading about pretending like they know how everyone else should live.

      It's annoying in small doses.
      Crazy making in moderate doses.
      Life Destroying when they create a system of intolerance.

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