Re: virus: New Ideas

Michael Hudson (
Tue, 27 May 1997 03:27:22 -0400 (EDT)

> Your make a lot of sense. I just find it strange that you still
> visit traditional churches in search of wisdom.

And thus, are we saying that the unwashed masses have nothing to
say of benefit... even if its in the context of a religion that you may
have serious problems with???

In today's society, there is no community Institution of
Philosophy where everbody can show up once a week and just chat or talk
about what they think, what they believe, and how they live their lives
accordingly. Except... in the church.

Your common day person is NOT going to have the time or means to
go about reading millions of philosophy books trying to decide whether or
not Christianity is right for them. However, they do have questions and
problems which they need advice on. Not to mention, that they also have
opinions that need voicing. And for most... the only accessible and
acceptable place to do this is the church.

It's a place where a group of people with common if not
semi-common ideas and beliefs can get together and hash out some of these
issues. Its at these institutes for instance, that people are talking and
debating human rights, and how that fits in with their lives. And thus,
many of our politicians who make our laws are here to... putting their two
cents in.

I understand what the offense to the church is. It's an act of
detesting the specific religion that holds the framework for these
discussions... not necessarily the discussions themselves. But is there a
way to create an unbiased environment where there is no imposed framework
from which the same kind of discussions can be had?? And if there is,
would this place bring the everyday person to it???

Again... I've gotta go to sleep!!! :)

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