From: Glenn Morton (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Sep 25 2003 - 06:53:00 EDT
>From: Walter Hicks [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 3:39 AM
Of self-deception, Walter wrote:
>I think that we all do this to some degree ---- except for me of course :)
Of course we all do it to some degree. But that is why it is important to
challenge one's own beliefs from time to time.
>Anyhow, I did not make up the phrase "Liars for Jesus". I think I
>saw it in a
>post by Burgy ---- who says it is not his notion.
Oh, Burgy didn't have anything to do with this. I have seen that on the
internet for years and years. Not that Burgy isn't smart enough to have
coined it, he just didn't.
>> When everyone says your baby is ugly, maybe it is time for a
>"EVERYONE"? I say: eyeryone?!
>If we counted up the people saying that YOUR baby is ugly, do you
>think that you
>outvote YECs or that they outvote you and your theory?
When people tell me I am factually wrong, I do go check it out to see if
they are correct. So it doesn't take a lot of people to make me re-assess.
However, people don't tell me my theory is factually wrong. They tell me it
is unbelievable. There is a big difference. People continusously tell YECs
their theory is factually wrong on issue after issue and on argument after
> Fortunately for you it is not a popularity contest.
You misconstrued what I said. I said when everyone tells you your baby is
ugly it is time for a reassesment. I didn't say it was time to give it up as
false necessarily. I would say that a YEC should not automatically give it
up. But they should re-assess. so popularity has nothing to do with it. And
truth is not determined by vote. That said, a failure to convince people you
are factually correct should make one wonder if the theory you build upon
those 'facts' could be false. After all logic states that a theory based on
false facts is highly unlikely to be true.
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