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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Blogger has been acting up...

I tried to post a big post today, but Blogger timed out repeatedly. The next available moment, I will post it. In it, I tried to respond to an editorial in the New York Times that tried to use the Shiavo thing as evidence that the shadowy evil "Religious Right" would stop at nothing to run everyone's lives. If that sounds crazy it's because it is, and I have a hard time explaining paranoia in a manner that's easily understood. Sorry. Here's one extra thought, posted now because Blogger wouldn't work today...

Some people today seem to be afraid of belief, especially religious belief. They see terrorists killing and dying for some crazy belief and then make the assumption that all fervently held religious belief can lead one to all sorts of toolsh behavior, and ultimately murder. However, I would argue that there's a difference between believing that Jesus died and rose again to save you from your sins and believing that the surest way to heaven is by killing infidels in a Jihad. I admit, this is a subtle difference, but try to remember it the next time you try to equate the 9/11 hijackers with the people having a vigil in front of the Shiavo hospital. It will save you from being a bigoted, Christian-hating overgeneralizer.

Full post tomorrow.


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