Re: virus: More tangents on religion, etc. (prev. Demon Thread)

John A (
Thu, 25 Apr 1996 17:40:20 -0500

Brad wrote:
> Besides, Christianity is hardly unique in its ravages. Even the
> "contemplative" Eastern religions have a disturbing track record of
what we
> term "cruel" or "evil" periods and acts throughout history.
I have discovered that you cannot critisize a philosophy or ideology
because of a track record of violence. Unless the particular philosophy
directly advocates violence. Anything can be misused.
Misinterpretation, individual outlook, and social/political/economic
conditions can all contribute to this misuse. A rope can pull a
drowning swimmer from raging waters, but that same rope can lynch
someone unjustly.
John Aten

A stopped clock is exactly right every twelve hours