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RAZD
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Message 7 of 1540 (820328)
09-19-2017 9:21 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by PaulK
09-19-2017 8:20 AM


twisted apologetics
I find that the essay seems to be an example of intellectual dissonance, a rationalisation of the moral flaws of religion. Evil is seen as a necessary part, and submission to that evil a worthy sacrifice. An idea I find quite chilling.
What I saw was an excuse to maintain a belief by allowing others to have a dissonant belief, expecting same in return.
Rather than find a humanitarian reason for charity, or just for caring for other people.
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RAZD
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Message 8 of 1540 (820329)
09-19-2017 9:23 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Faith
09-19-2017 9:19 AM


Re: One More Thing For The Record
I haven't the slightest cognitive dissonance about the Flood ...
Oh goody, now we can have another thread about the flood fantasy of invented miracles.
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