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View Diary: Struggle and Faith: How Occupy Has Taught Me To Tolerate Religion (231 comments)

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  •  In the sixties I knew some great, extremely (3+ / 0-)
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    liberal activists who were junkies. That doesn't mean that being a junkie is a good thing or that heroin is good stuff.

    It is not impossible for all kinds of persons to act kindly and all that for the wrong reasons or for reasons unaffiliated with their membership in this or that church or social club or motorcycle gang. That doesn't mean anything either except as a reflection on those individuals.

    The main problem with "religion" is that most of the mainstream ones are in the end, based on faith and rejection of empiricism or evidence based modelling.

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

    by enhydra lutris on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 03:26:18 PM PDT

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