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Hi Robin Faichney -
>To assume that anyone would ever say that false perceptions are as good
>as veridical ones is ludicrous.
But, as you said, what they _think_ is 'the truth'. Perhaps I'm once
again fighting against definitions, but that is 'as good' as veridical
ones, since no verification (other than claims from 'authority') is
This is the problem with accepting visions of reality, and not examining
reality itself. Whether or not one is indoctrinated to accept what one is
told, there is a point at which the examination of things will introduce
a fact or two. Religions do not like facts. Subjectivity does not need
them. And one can live one's entire life without them.
And, kill a whole lot of others while taking these myths to the grave.
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