Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Wade T.Smith (
Wed, 12 Nov 97 07:58:58 -0500

>But I'd rather see an example of how one can happily live while denying
>that they have an emotional side that acts counter to reason every once in
>a while.

Ah, this seems to be a significant step to the side by our young Prof.
Tim. Rather than prosyletize for happiness derived through faith, he now
seeks evidence that one who denies emotive responses can ever be happy.

I am quite sure examples of persons who repress emotive responses and
thus increase stress levels and neurosis are rampant.

But do episodes of these emotive responses _produce_ happiness? That is
where I need to see the evidence. (I am more apt to see murder and mayhem

Do the Prof and I concur that it is the balance of the urges and the
reason that makes the superior human animal, while disagreeing about the
importance of the urges insofar as knowledge is concerned?

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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