[FoRK] Ross Douthat on Secularism (vs. Atheism)
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar
<drernie at radicalcentrism.org> on
Fri Jun 1 10:46:14 PDT 2007
On Jun 1, 2007, at 10:00 AM, Tom Higgins wrote:
> Come on Dr Ernine, I know you do not like the idea but a large enough
> force of religious groups have called a war on both any culture,
> thoughts or people who are not of their body so much so they openly
> call themselves Culture Warriors, Gods Warriors, etc etc etc. It is a
> repugnant position to find yourself stuck in and it should indeed
> cause you a great amount of reflection and thought.
It does. And far more grief than you can probably imagine.
> Sitting down and shutting up while the missionaries/warriors try to
> wipe out other
> cultures and systems of thought may be the option of most ease...if
> your on the side of "god".. but for the rest of us it makes very
> little sense to continue to treat this as anything other than what it
> is being called by the folks who are swinging the +5 holy maces of
> "STFU and be converted/marginalized/eradicated" (save vs reason)
> You want to attain a state of SOFTness all around? Stop the bombings
> of clinics, the beheading of non believers, the attack on the
> schools, and the war on non religious culture.
> If you believe in prayer that might be a good thing to pray on,
It is, and I do.
On Jun 1, 2007, at 10:23 AM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> +10 Blinding Light of Reason (BLR) has overpowered +5 Holy Mace.
Alas, the BLR doesn't seem to have a much better track record than
the HM. :-(
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