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  •  If you can't see the difference (0+ / 0-)

    If I start with the premise that dragons exist

    ... I would be dressing up in fake armor and acting out battles with foam weapons.

    If I start with the premise that aliens are abducting humans

    ...then Kucinich is RIGHT!

    If I start with the premise that Barack Obama is in league with the Devil

    ... it would confirm my suspicion that the devil has taken the form of Timothy Geithner.

    If I start with the premise that Jews own the banks.

    ... I'd be wondering where my share is.

    Not sure starting with an arbitrary premise is necessarily helpful.

    It is not arbitrary.  I start with that premise because it allows me to explore different ideas about God and have interesting conversations with other people who have their own particular notions about what God means.

    And I am not arbitrarily giving some random meaning to the word.  It is a life long quest where I am constantly re-evaluating and adjusting my understanding, based on all the knowledge and experience available to me.

    We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

    by RageKage on Mon Aug 23, 2010 at 04:13:45 PM PDT

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    •  Swell. (0+ / 0-)

      I start with that premise because it allows me to explore different ideas about God and have interesting conversations with other people who have their own particular notions about what God means.

      How very nice. Some of us are more interested in believing things that are true. I guess that's just not something that interests you much.

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