[ExI] Mary Magdelene?
dan_ust at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 5 21:30:47 UTC 2009
--- On Fri, 6/5/09, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 7:40 PM,
> Dan<dan_ust at yahoo.com>
>> Oh, I agree. I just wanted to correct the Mary
>> Magdelene was a whore line.
> Aren't we *way* off-topic?
> Doesn't anybody want to hear about my stamp collection or
> my preferred
> chess opening or the true recipe of apple pie?
I made this statement in the context of a discussion of the impact of religious beliefs on law. I'm not sure that's all that off topic, especially given that these laws impact what we can do in a big way. Yes, my hope is that we transcend all this stuff -- and that any discussions of the finer points of these beliefs, myths, and theologies become purely academic -- kind of like when my friends and I discuss the life of John Berryman. (No one in my circle is willing to kill or die for the finer points on Berryman's life, regardless of how interesting he was.)
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