Re: Questions for Martin E. Marty, a Scholar of Religion

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 18:37:52 BST

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    On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 07:31:56AM -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:
    > <<Try to picture day after day going to flight school to learn how
    > to smash yourself into a skyscraper, knowing you're going to die. You
    > have to have the promise of paradise for that. You have to have the
    > promise that God is on your side.>>
    > We have commandos in Afghanistan right now who would gladly give their lives
    > to protect America. No promise of paradise necessary, just the right point
    > of view.

    Through this list and virus before it, we've been acquainted for several
    years, Richard, but before Sept 11, I'd never have guessed you'd be such
    a jingoist. Verrrry interesting!!!

    But don't you think all this flag-waving is a bit level 2?

    Robin Faichney 
    "It is tempting to suppose that some concept of information could serve
    eventually to unify mind, matter, and meaning in a single theory," say
    Daniel Dennett and John Haugeland. The theory is here:

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