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Posted by Box Holder on May 24, 2002 14:28:19 UTC

Paul wrote:
"...the story of Christianity has helped us move along this road.....(snip)
and providing a good that outweighs the, maybe more obvious, evil that has been done in the name of religion"

I think Paul makes the point very well that
no blanket endorsement or condemnation of religion need be made. If you get your "life conduct" information casually from people in a religious context, you can become evil without knowing it.
On the other hand...by reading a story and pondering its meaning, you get perhaps better information...between you and such God as there may be. Some have found the story of Jesus to have much value which transcends its parochial context.
If you embrace OR dispense with religion, you might miss something highly desirable.
In either religion or science when mispracticed, your fellow humans may be obsessed with causing all your questions to cease. They do not know how to live with free persons of good will.

If religion or science simultaneously brings a condition of
1) universal good will (the universe as we know it) -and-
2) strong social freedom to question -and-
3) a deep personal life of truthful inquiry

Then we are on to something.
Until then, you are playing footsie.

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