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  •  Simpler version: you could simply be wrong (0+ / 0-)

    your argument could be erroneous and your logic whatever it is, flawed.

    Your dogma could be incorrect. It could be you who is inauthentic.

    Yet you presume to tell all others that they are wrong.

    Your philosophy is self-defeating. If not wrong, it is at least useless.

    Since you yourself do not actually practice what you preach, your credibility is nil in any case.

    Always make new mistakes - Esther Dyson

    by RandomActsOfReason on Wed May 05, 2010 at 02:52:01 PM PDT

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    •  I am not preaching it, (0+ / 0-)

      the funny thing is that you and TINS ARE.

      "What is the robbing of a Bank compared to the FOUNDING of a Bank?" Bertolt Brecht

      by thethinveil on Wed May 05, 2010 at 03:11:22 PM PDT

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      •  Preaching what? (0+ / 0-)

        I came to this diary questioning the choice of the commonly understood word "fundamentalist" and "sacred" referring to text, in the light of the real-world consequences of the real-world use of those mindsets as commonly understood in the real world, including entrenchment, hostility, and, ultimately violence and hate.

        I suggested alternatives that are less divisive and can create the foundation (note the critical distinction) for common ground.

        I asked clarifying questions which were not answered, and I challenged an absolutist position that most definitely was preaching. (It is ironic, by the way, that you don't apply the "preaching" critique to the diarist, given the contents of the diary).

        You have responded with sophistry and straw men, and efforts to entangle others in utterly irrelevant discussions that shed no light on the subject of this diary nor my critique.

        I am not the one writing a diary proudly proclaiming fundamentalism. Hard to see how I am "preaching".

        But then, you seem to use words in your own way, ignoring their common meaning, so perhaps your sympathy with the diarist is understandable.

        Always make new mistakes - Esther Dyson

        by RandomActsOfReason on Wed May 05, 2010 at 03:20:15 PM PDT

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