[ExI] libertarian ideas ATTN: HENRY

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Tue Aug 24 02:29:08 UTC 2021

 > On Aug 23, 2021, at 5:27 PM, William Flynn Wallace wrote:
 >> If everybody has been paying attention, they know that history is my
 >> weakest subject.  All I wanted to say:  the influence of Christianity
 >> on governments waned significantly in the last thousand years. Can I
 >> get away with that?   bill w

On 2021-8-23 18:05, Dan TheBookMan via extropy-chat wrote:
 > Not really. Why? Because the influence of religion or Christianity
 > definitely went up during that period and later went down. [ad naus]

The sentence that started this was: "Christianity [...] does not have 
anywhere near the influence it had before the Renaissance."  This is NOT 
the same as either "the decline in the influence of Christianity was 
steepest in the Renaissance" NOR the same as "Christianity has never 
been as influential since the Renaissance as it was before."  It is ONLY 
a binary comparison.

Bill's proposed replacement is an even weaker claim, that the influence 
has waned, which would not be literally false even if it has at other 
times waxed even more.

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