[ExI] In Europe and U.S., Nonbelievers Are Increasingly Vocal
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 20:09:42 UTC 2007
On 9/21/07, Michael M. Butler <mmbutler at gmail.com> wrote:
> I do not understand the above to be directly responsive to any of the
> questions I posed, the crux one being:
> > In other words, is this an absolute, deontological value for you: "No
> > one should believe in God (/religion), no matter what; no exceptions"?
> Since there seems to be a problem with commuincation, let me ask my
> question a different way:
> - Suppose you could push a button and instantaneously cause everyone
> on Earth to not be a monotheist.
> - Is there any sheaf of risk likelihoods that would keep you from
> pushing that button?
Your question is like saying: "Suppose you could hit your girl-friend with a
stick. Would you do it even though you were risking not to have your dinner
served on time?"
I thought it was clear that I would *in no event* push such a button,
including for the sake of saving mankind from some existential risk.
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