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> > >Didn't Christ have something to say about children?
>> Ah, but who listens to him anymore...?
<This reply is a deliberate attempt to avoid answering the question,
> and therefore intellectually dishonest.
> I have now demonstrated both dishonesty and irrationality in your own
> style of militant atheism, Wade.>
Surely, Wade was simply making a joke.
Citing Jesus and children is not wise given the absence of
information in Christianity of Jesus' childhood. Why is there this absence?
Because he would have been brought up as a Jew, and you can't have that in
Christian doctrine. Besides what does Jesus say about kids that counteracts
the point being made that beliefs, in the sense of religious faiths, are not
autonomously arrived at but learned?
(<"The distinction between mind and matter is in the mind, not in
Except that, without any matter there'd be no mind.)
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