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  •  Any person who has had an argument (14+ / 0-)

    with their spouse can attest that this:

    Presenting a logical explanation is not going to do the job.
    is most certainly true.

    You can't spell CRAZY without R-AZ.

    by rb608 on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 10:51:58 AM PST

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    •  Everything has (7+ / 0-)

      a logic.  Even Creationism has a logic.  I think it is telling when you speak to a religious person and their response to evolution is to mold their concept of God around the facts.  There will always be a bit of the unknown to our scientific knowledge and reasonable folks will allow for a letting go of the stories to let in the facts.  Then they fit God into the unknown areas.  Fine.  I have no issue with that.  

      And I've used this thinking when approached by others of a fundamental bent.  I once was approached by Christian Scientist with literature re: medical intervention.  I simply asked them whether they did not believe that God was powerful enough to give "man" the intelligence to aid in healing.  No response but puzzled looks.  

      Same goes with creationists.  "So you view God as unable to create such a complex system of life that adapts and evolves?  Wow.  I just can't believe you don't think God is all powerful.  That to me is very strange."  There can't be any response to that which is satisfying because I use their approach - assuming that God is in charge and whatever can't be explained easily is explained mystically.  I don't project that they are stupid - merely not faithful enough in God's power.  Can be trippy but much better than engaging mysticism with fact.

      "I'm not left wing because i'm ideological, or passionate, or angry. I'm left wing because I'm informed." - Mikesco

      by newfie on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 12:21:39 PM PST

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