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Old 12-12-2010, 08:10 AM   #122 (permalink)

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i deserved to be called on that bit of hyperbole.

the plague comment was intended to be aggressive since i was just being dicky about nene and we hadn't embarked on this conversation yet. and the insistence that there are no exceptions is really a statement about organized theisms as a whole, not about individual aspects of each of those theisms.

i do think they are a hinderance to human development, by definition, since they are a limitation of inquiry. and they become a plague when their dogma is given primacy in terms of providing answers.

if you forgive the hyperbole, the sentence should probably have been "theism given primacy in a search for truth is a plague upon human development."
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