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  •  So is Plato's Republic evil for advocating (6+ / 0-)

    dictatorship by a so-called "philosopher king"? That has been used as the justification by people supporting absolutist monarchy throughout history.

    And see, this just isn't factual:

    Yes, I believe there is a real evil in creating make-believe stories designed to enslave people's minds.

    Who is trying to enslave anyone else's mind? The Qur'an draws on a body of mythology common to Christians, Jews, and people who belonged to neither of those religions in order to make arguments about how people should strive to live in a just society. Like what friggin every other moral philosopher has done throughout history. And some moral philosophers' ideas end up becoming a kind of dogma. That doesn't mean they were "creating make-believe stories designed to enslave people's minds".

    ORGANIZE early, ORGANIZE often.

    by bicycle Hussein paladin on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 10:44:09 PM PDT

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