Re: Fragility and tendentiousness

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. (
Date: Thu Sep 18 2003 - 22:56:58 EDT

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    On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 21:08:32 -0500 "Steve Petermann"
    <> writes:
    Dr. Nelson wrote
    > Second, I think that it is not due to "rational"
    > reasons why people leave.
    > <<<<<<<<<<
    > That may be true of many, but the thinking people I see at the UU
    > church
    > have left for that very reason. If religions are not compelling to
    > the
    > intelligentsia there is a problem. Some will say that the
    > intelligentsia
    > are not important but to the contrary those are the teachers and
    > professors
    > who are shaping young minds. While it takes time for the "beliefs"
    > of the
    > intelligentsia to pervade popular culture, it eventually does. Just
    > look at
    > postmodernism.
    > Steve Petermann
    I don't see the "intelligentsia" responding to logic to any extent.
    Postmodernism is hardly a rational position. Indeed, it is inconsistent
    in the hands of its proponents. I forget the persons involved, but one
    infamous postmodernist was criticized briefly and responded with a
    lengthy objection. If things mean only what is read into them, then the
    critique was irrelevant. But the objection shows that everyone _must_
    accept postmodernism as TRUE. In other words, postmodernism is _stercus

    I am guessing that the major reason why "intelligentsia" reject
    Christianity is that it is not PC. It makes exclusivist claims and
    exclusivism is the current unpardonable sin. Need I remind you that
    Muslim prayers were learned and practiced in public schools, as were
    Hindu prayers and meditations earlier. But there is supposed to be no
    Christian prayers at any campus doings. Separation of church and state?

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