Re: Fragility and tendentiousness

Date: Fri Sep 19 2003 - 08:07:42 EDT

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    In a message dated 9/18/03 2:01:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

    > You know, I really hate this kind of "argument". I like to know what people
    > think is important reading but when a reference is used as an "argument" I
    > get really suspicious. It seems to show fear of engagement and implies that
    > the prior argument is *so* unsophisticated and elementary it doesn't deserve
    > comment. If lists deteriorate into bibliography tit for tat then they are
    > worthless. However, civil and rigorous argumentation is, in my opinion, what
    > influences what I think and what others think as well.
    > Steve Petermann

    Dear Steve,
    you've come here from the postmodern ldg-net with the prospect of shaking up
    the christians but you don't understand christianity. You think if we doubt
    the existence of a place in the sky and a man with a beard who saves us that the
    religion is fragile. Not so. That's only scratching the surface of religion.
    Your argument suggesting that ETs would somehow invalidate Jesus of Nazareth
    is unsophisticated and elementary. If the ETs have free will, they would
    benefit from religious discipline and would have a need for redemption as they
    would be as capable of ruining their lives as we are. Ontology is ontology,
    here or in a far off galaxy.
    If you want civil and rigorous argumentation, produce some.

    rich faussette

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