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Can you do more

Posted by: Mike on August 25, 1998 at 18:34:34:

In Reply to: I intend to! posted by Stuart Gort on August 24, 1998 at 00:06:15:

: That's a mighty fine distinction there, Mike. Would you now go on
: record as not considering meat eating to be on the same moral level
: as wife beating? Please?

Figure it out for yourself, Stuart.

: ::: You are either convinced that your opinion cannot prevail in the arena of normal discourse (and have thus become a rhetorical terrorist) or you aren't bright enough to figure out that you're alienating every
: opposed mind with your rhetoric. Either way, you're not winning any
: converts.

: Actually Mike, I did not think you would choose to be called stupid
: so you would be left with no option other than to choose the first
: notion of rhetorical terrorist - which you are if you don't retract
: some of your wild rhetoric.

Again with the name-calling...

: :: What you're saying, Stuart, is that anyone who disagrees with the way the world is run today must be immature, and that they really ought to grow up because father knows best.

: That depends on what you mean by "Father".

Do I smell God here?

: I'm 38 but I'm still working at being an adult. Age offers insights
: to the astute and bitterness to the dogmatic. I'm halfway through (God willing)

I'm 35 and about a third of the way through -- one of the benefits of being a healthy vegan. You should try it, unless your dogma forbids it, of course.

I have only this advice: Know exactly what you believe and : know exactly why. If you do this well, you'll find yourself having : faith as the basis of many of your positions - faith in yourself as : the arbiter of morality. That is the root of our

Hitler knew exactly what he believed in, and why, and like you said, he was his own arbiter of morality.

Can you do more than from call me names and make wide assumptions?

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