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  •  But maybe you aren't really religious in the (0+ / 0-)

    strictest sense of the word.  Maybe you are actually spiritually inquisitive.

    Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

    by ZedMont on Mon May 06, 2013 at 03:57:15 PM PDT

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    •  Either way, acceptance of science doesn't (1+ / 0-)
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      guarantee a person's rationality. Belief in religion doesn't preclude rationality. That's what history says. History shows societies tend to operate under a belief matrix that evolves, & that individuals in those societies are capable of rational (& irrational) actions under that matrix...hard as that is for many to "believe."

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      by catilinus on Mon May 06, 2013 at 04:54:38 PM PDT

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      •  Belief in a religion precludes rationality when it (4+ / 0-)

        comes to the subject of that religion.

        That does not mean it precludes rationality when it comes to all other subjects.

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        by JesseCW on Tue May 07, 2013 at 05:42:14 AM PDT

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        •  I would have to disagree (1+ / 0-)
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          I find it perfectly rational for someone to conclude that belief in an afterlife will make living more comfortable than confronting the idea that there is nothing after death.

          •  and belief in a never-empty bank account (2+ / 0-)
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            will make life more emotionally comfortable for the chronic spender.  Until it is gone.  That is not rational, that is delusional.  We just give religions a pass when it comes to their delusions.

            •  The belief about the never ending bank account (0+ / 0-)

              comes into conflict with reality eventually. The belief in an afterlife? That never comes into conflict with reality. So I think your comparison is inapt.

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