Re: Dawkins was right all along

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    >From: Robin Faichney <>
    >Subject: Re: Dawkins was right all along
    >Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 09:59:28 +0100
    >On Fri, Sep 21, 2001 at 02:55:26PM -0400, Scott Chase wrote:
    > >
    > > I thought objectivity
    > > entailed not taking a normative stance on what you study or at least
    > > approaching what you study in a more balanced manner.
    >Of course! But you don't need to study what you already know is all
    I assume that various mythlogies have no truth to them, yet I think given
    oodles of reading time that studying these mythologies would be well worth
    the time, especially while applying the comparative method (and trying to
    steer clear of the Jungians ;-))
    >It's very like the common response to terrorism: you don't study bad
    >things, you eliminate them!
    > > I've seen some
    > > anti-religious sentiment focusing on the negatives.
    >Isn't that what it's supposed to do? :-)
    > > BTW, I'm trying to figure out what distorting sentiments of religion are
    > > creeping in to bias my *agnostic* views.
    >Sure you're not taking the concept of balance to extremes??
    Maybe so. Modderation is good only in moderation. I've found myself watching
    political shows and getting ticked of at both the Republican and Democrat
    guests. I've wound up *really* ticked off. It's a treacherous journey
    between Scylla and Charybdis.

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