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Posted by: Nikhil Jaikumar ( DSA, MA, USA ) on October 07, 1999 at 10:30:40:

In Reply to: I went unlead posted by Gee on October 06, 1999 at 14:22:48:

: : Frenchy's dad, may he rest in peace, is irrelevant to this argument and you know that.

: My post was simply in questioning the apparent criticism of Frenchy's dad in SDF's post. Maybe there was no criticism, but I thought it worth bringing up.

No, you're right, there was a regrettable ad hominem and you weren't responsible. however, you then played along with the ad hominem by defending French'y dad, which is what irked me.

: : What do you think about liberation theology?

: I would doubt the actual benefit of invoking a theological view (which is all theology can actually be, because all theology is agnostic, unknowing) in any situation, except as evidence of views in and of themselves.

Why? Religion isa deep source of social ethics, which iswhat politics/economics are largely about anyway, how to manage our resources in an ethical manner.

: : I'm really surprised that you got led down the blind alley of talking about Frenchy's dad; it's a cheap ad hominem.

: I wasnt lead, I posted in osolation of the thread.

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