103125Re: Republican Cult
- Sep 1, 2009William,
The application of religious thinking where it is not warranted (we
differ in that you think it is /never/ warranted, I don't. Oh,
well...) leads to crazy outcomes. The most vocal parts of the
Republican party are doing just that: they're applying the logic of
"faith" where "knowledge" would be better applied.
On Aug 31, 2009, at 10:57 AM, William T Goodall wrote:
> "Some thing strange has hap pened in Amer ica in the nine months
> since Barack Obama was elected. It has best been sum ma rized by the
> come dian Bill Maher: “The Democrats have moved to the right, and
> the Republicans have moved to a men tal hospital.”"
> "How do they train them selves to be so impervious to reality? It
> begins, I sus pect, with religion. They are taught from a young age
> that it is good to have “faith” — which is, by definition, a belief
> with out any evi dence to back it up. You don’t have “faith” Aus
> tralia exists, or fire burns: you have evidence. You only need
> “faith” to believe the untrue or unprovable. Indeed, they are taught
> that faith is the highest aspiration and most noble cause. Is it any
> surprise this then percolates into their political views? Faith-
> based think ing spreads and contaminates the rational."
> William T Goodall
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> market share. No chance" - Steve Ballmer
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