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  •  Which is dangerous. Which is why I HRd (1+ / 0-)
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    Gould we also make Mormons who fail Plutos brains can wear little blue cut outs of the Angel Moroni too?  Because that's what it is related to

    This has been a golden age for confirmation bias. - David Brooks

    by Mindful Nature on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:00:13 AM PST

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    •  Not sure how hyperbole is dangerous (0+ / 0-)

      in this perspective.

      I didn't read Pluto as calling for a medical diagnosis and categorization of believers - she simply has strong feelings on the nature of how healthy religious faith can sometimes be, it seems.

      Yes, her categorization in this case was harsh and unnecessary, but I also see it as a provocative device.  So, it's good to debate whether that was an appropriate method to use, but I honestly don't see it as dangerous or the start of a slippery slope.  Especially given the context of mega-churches, blind faith in voting with a church's political direction vs. one's personal rationalization, etc. that came through in this diary.

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 03:03:27 PM PST

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