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  •  But that's the problem... (1+ / 0-)
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    Karmafish

    Religious moderates are part of this social construct that enables fundamentalism. When religious moderates say we must give religion special respect, hucksters like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson get away with the things they do because the have "Reverend" in front of their names. We (not you and me but society) accord them the respect of the faithful. I say we shine the light of reason on all religious belief and criticize it the same we would politics or anything else.

    "Enough with the negative waves Moriarty" - Oddball

    by mr science on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 03:23:15 PM PDT

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    •  Fair enough. (0+ / 0-)

      My argument is against the literalization of religion.

      The fundies, because they themselves literalize faith (and because they are often dishonest, bigoted, and politically poisonous) should be castigated according to principles of reason.

      They also need to be castigated from a religious perspective that emphasizes values of peace and generosity.

      "War does not determine who is right - only who is left." - Bertrand Russell

      by Karmafish on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 03:30:07 PM PDT

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