From: David Ruether on

"Bill Graham" <weg9(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I believe that most pedophiles are heterosexual, simply because most people are heterosexual.....The incidence of pedophiles in
> the society is just as likely to be found in gays as straights.....

Without any statistics on this, I would still tend to agree with it...;-)
--DR


From: David Ruether on

"Chris H" <chris(a)phaedsys.org> wrote in message
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> In message <hqbebm$3vq$2(a)news.albasani.net>, "stephe_k(a)yahoo.com"
> <stephe_k(a)yahoo.com> writes

>>I wonder if Neil has noticed NO ONE has backed him up on anything he
>>has said here, yet he still believes 99% of the world thinks like he
>>does...

> I have seen people argue this way before: You are ALL wrong! EVERYBODY
> supports me... it is just a quirk of fate that none of them are here.
> Ask in the real world...
>
> Then of course unless you can give an Internet URL that these people
> approve of it is all "liberal bias" and just propaganda.
>
> I have noticed that 99% (:-) of this sort of person also believe that
> the BBC, CNN and the other mainstream media are in a conspiracy and ONLY
> Fox news knows the truth.....
>
> --
> \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
> \/\/\/\/\ Chris Hills Staffs England /\/\/\/\/
> \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

I call it "religious nuttery", and that does not necessarily refer to
religion but to a steadfast belief that something is true regardless
of any countering facts or logic presented that any reasonable
person would accept, or at least consider. There is far too much
of this these days, and IT IS REALLY ANNOYING that some
people seem to prize stupidity over the seeking of truth.
--DR


From: David Ruether on

"Chris H" <chris(a)phaedsys.org> wrote in message
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> The problem with most US Libertarians (and extreme Republicans) is that
> their world only works if there is a society to give them the room to do
> it. IF all of us believed as they do I would be living in his house
> having shot him to get it...
> --
> \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
> \/\/\/\/\ Chris Hills Staffs England /\/\/\/\/
> \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

This is a good summation of the inherent flaw of libertarianism in
its pure form (never "one for all and all for one", but always "all
for one that one can get"). In other words, the almost inevitable
result of pure libertarianism would be a societal return to primitive
rapaciousness and the loss of freedom and possessions by most
to the strongest. Good grief! 8^(
--DR


From: Ray Fischer on
Neil Harrington <never(a)home.com> wrote:
>"Bill Graham" <weg9(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
>> Then why did you religious types change the pledge after so many years?
>
>Why don't you pay any attention to what I keep telling you?

Because you keep using religious arguments.

>I AM NON-RELIGIOUS.

No, you are religious. That you don't worship with one of the
mainstream religions doesn't make your cult less religious.

--
Ray Fischer
rfischer(a)sonic.net

From: Peter on
"David Ruether" <d_ruether(a)thotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Chris H" <chris(a)phaedsys.org> wrote in message
> news:WYYDQXF+CbyLFAFZ(a)phaedsys.demon.co.uk...
>> In message <hqbebm$3vq$2(a)news.albasani.net>, "stephe_k(a)yahoo.com"
>> <stephe_k(a)yahoo.com> writes
>
>>>I wonder if Neil has noticed NO ONE has backed him up on anything he
>>>has said here, yet he still believes 99% of the world thinks like he
>>>does...
>
>> I have seen people argue this way before: You are ALL wrong! EVERYBODY
>> supports me... it is just a quirk of fate that none of them are here.
>> Ask in the real world...
>>
>> Then of course unless you can give an Internet URL that these people
>> approve of it is all "liberal bias" and just propaganda.
>>
>> I have noticed that 99% (:-) of this sort of person also believe that
>> the BBC, CNN and the other mainstream media are in a conspiracy and ONLY
>> Fox news knows the truth.....
>>
>> --
>> \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
>> \/\/\/\/\ Chris Hills Staffs England /\/\/\/\/
>> \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
>
> I call it "religious nuttery", and that does not necessarily refer to
> religion but to a steadfast belief that something is true regardless
> of any countering facts or logic presented that any reasonable
> person would accept, or at least consider.

Fox is not really in favor of religious nuttery, in your snes of the word.
Fox is simply using the concept as a money making machine. I tend to think
of Roger Ailes as a modern day Goebels. How many Republican front running
presidential canditates are not on the Fox payroll.


> There is far too much
> of this these days, and IT IS REALLY ANNOYING that some
> people seem to prize stupidity over the seeking of truth.

Much easier not to think.


--
Peter