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    That may well be the evil being spoken of. After all, it indicates surrender of one's faculties, the readiness to believe and act based on nothing rational.

    Someone with your sort of faith, since you describe yourself as having it, might latch onto positive values and do some good with them. You might just as easily have latched onto negative values (present in the same book) and done some bad with them. And the faith would mean you can't tell the difference. Hateful, discriminatory, murderous fundamentalists being the obvious example. They seem to share your sense of feeling justified through faith.

    That bad choice, to go out of control -- is that the 'biggest evil'? I don't know. But it seems like a bad and unnecessary choice. It's not as if a commitment to equality and justice can only be achieved through faith. Your 'deep roots' are unnecessary. Just plain old deepity. I wonder if believers can comprehend just how bad this choice looks to a skeptic.

    I'm finding a lot of things funny lately. But I don't think they are. -- Ripley

    by tytalus on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 09:05:41 AM PDT

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