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Chapter 1: The most precious thing 
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Post Re: Chapter 1: The most precious thing
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I don't think I said you specifically were cherry picking.

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Please inform us how dogma (of any kind) isn't diametrically opposed to the goals of science


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Post Re: Chapter 1: The most precious thing
The church was very powerful historically speaking, but has absolutely no say now in the running of this Country, even though the Queen is the head of the Anglican church, rather than the Pope since Henry VIII.

With scientific advancement, there were new dilemas for the church which weren't a problem in the past. The Church was the Government and had to make laws in the light of its credo.

A secular government has different criteria to consider.

Right now we have pressure on the government to make euthanasia (or assisted suicide) legal as it is in Belgium and Switzerland. I don't believe the church is even being consulted on this matter.

Just a few observations in the light of the recent posts on this thread.


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Post Re: Chapter 1: The most precious thing
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Geo,
I don't think I said you specifically were cherry picking.

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Please inform us how dogma (of any kind) isn't diametrically opposed to the goals of science


I never said it wasn't.

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Ant, here's exactly what you said:

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But dogma by its very nature is anti-science.


Dogma is a lot of things, Geo.

It's all very silly for a group of supposedly sophisticated thinkers to espouse such a diluted, black and white version of history.

Cherry picking isn't a very sophisticated argumentative tactic either.
Anyone with half a brain and a computer can do it all day to keep a personal, comfortable delusion alive, all for the sake of remaining in an intellectually lazy position.


So you just randomly picked one of my comments to made a broad-based statement about cherry-picking by "deluded" and "supposed sophisticated" thinkers? If your comment had nothing to do with my post, who on earth are you talking to? And who are these deluded "supposed sophisticated" people to which you so vaguely allude?

If you're going to respond to something I say, I think it's reasonable to expect that it's going to be relevant to what I actually said. Playing dumb about it is disingenuous at best.


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Post Re: Chapter 1: The most precious thing
a group does not necessarily include everyone.

"anyone" could very well be someone other than a particular person(s)

I apologize if you personally took offense.



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