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Posted by: Nikhil Jaikumar ( DSA, MA, USA ) on October 06, 1999 at 13:34:04:

In Reply to: Uh...excuse me for this correction posted by Quincunx on October 05, 1999 at 14:22:07:

: Qx: Also, since you have stated that you don't come from a white, European background it might make sense to you that fusing pre-Enlightenment thinking with critiques of contemporary capitalism is really rather ridiculous. What needs to be looked at is not Christianity per se but rather the secular religion in our midst. At least that's my take on it for now.

But QX, can't you see that by calling Catholicism 'pre-Enlightenment thinking' you're already stacking the deck in your favor? It's like when a religious guy says, "let's compare religion and godless communism' or some such nonsense. Catholicism is not 'pre-enlightenment', on teh contrary, it;s intensely relevant fro almost a billion people toay. The fact that a philosophy is old does not make it invalid- I'm sure there has to be a name for thsi fallacy.

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