To Discuss Religion With
Our Smarter Counterparts?
I just read the article of Christ in our constitution.
Some of these Christians will do anything to convince people of their sad excuse for living and elementary dogmas. I am just glad that there are intellectuals like you who open the curtains to their falsehood and bigotry. I just want to let you know that I truly envy you simply because I am 21 and already burned on this whole thing, yet you persist and show their deceits and low blows.
Keep at it and email me when you get more irritating letters. It's funny because most of the fundamentalists do not believe in evolution, yet if you weigh their intellect, I would honestly rather discuss religion with our smarter counterparts the apes and chimpanzees. I think we found the missing link. They are still among us and they carry bibles.
Lotsa Love from San Diego
P.S. I still want to know what you think about eastern philosophy such as Taoism and the teachings of Lao-Tzu. I am really enjoying some of the books I am reading. I Would value your outlook tremendously.
From: "Positive Atheism Magazine" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "karkouti amir"
Subject: Re: Thanks for the back issues
Date: Saturday, March 03, 2001 8:59 AM
Lao-Tzu was not exclusivistic and therefore not dangerous. That's all I really know about it. You might want to check out pantheism in our search engine and read some of the letters we've received from pantheists. Our FAQ article is slated for revision, so take it with salt if you read it at all.
If you demand of yourself that all claims about reality must be verifiable (that is, likewise, in principle, falsifiable), and if you suspend judgement on any claims about reality that cannot at least in concept be shown false, you do well. The rest is poetry, which can prompt wonderful insights and can bring you to places that reality could never touch. Some poets portray their poetry as descriptions of reality, but this portrayal is, itself, poetry, and is, I think, part of the imagery; I call this poetry "mythology." Distinguishing science from poetry is a useful skill, and takes lots of practice for many but not all people.
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