RE: virus: "... faith is one of the world's great evils"

Wade T.Smith (
Tue, 11 Mar 97 16:58:42 -0500

>This speaks more to the possible genetic predisposition to some kind of
>religious belief than to Stalin's or Mao's respect for it.

Firstly, yes, I understood Hitler to mean- here's examples of my strategy
that are wrong- wait until you see what I do with it....

Secondly- the above statement is your thesis in precis- the possible
genetic predisposition to believe in something, religious for lack of a
better term, but as this discussion was a major thread in a skeptic list
I am in, a 'comforting' belief was the operating term.

A good case is made. It is not applicable to me personally, but I can see
how such a description of human nature fits the observations.

I will admit I am still floundering as to how valid this observation is.
I am not satisfied as to its depth. It smacks mightily of apologia, not
demonstration. It may be me, but I still find myself clutching fog when I
try to refute this position.

Wade T. Smith | 'If it ain't broke, | no-one's used it yet.'
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