[ExI] The Last Exorcism. Philosophies of earthly immortality

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Mon May 25 13:28:54 UTC 2009

2009/5/25 Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com>:

>> Religion may not be 100% bad, but it's still 100% wrong.
> Not so.  It is such an accretion of aspirations, practices, community
> building and so on that it is impossible to take such a statement seriously.
>  There are many "babies" in that very nasty looking bath water.

My point is that it is possible for religion to have positive effects,
perhaps even mainly positive effects, but still be completely false.
If I can prove that the general level of happiness will increase if
everyone believes tomorrow will be a fine day, that has absolutely no
bearing on the weather.

Stathis Papaioannou

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