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1 Lidane  Tue, Jul 19, 2011 10:48:48pm
So an increased wealth of information and knowledge is a bad thing? A level "playing field" of ideas, an equality of speech for all, is evil?

Of course. It's why the early Church kept people illiterate. If they couldn't read or write, they couldn't question what they were told about the Bible or the world around them.

More knowledge = more questioning of the Bible = more skepticism of religious claims. That's the biggest threat to religion, especially if you're a fundamentalist or literalist.

2 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jul 19, 2011 10:52:13pm

re: #1 Lidane

Same in the darkest parts of islamic theocracies. One day...

3 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Wed, Jul 20, 2011 1:53:18am

I've read a book by McDowell once (The Evidence that Demands a Verdict) - a hodge-podge of poor logic and false facts.

And yes, Josh, internet is a threat to fundamentalism.

4 researchok  Wed, Jul 20, 2011 3:38:38am

Perhaps Mr McDowell should 'just say no' and stay away from the internet.

Problem solved.

5 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jul 20, 2011 7:07:22am

Y'know, I got a little bit annoyed with Max Blumenthal's armchair psychoanalysis of the far-right that is peppered throughout his book Republican Gomorrah, but now I'm beginning to think he was onto something.

They really DO seem to have an almost sadomasochistic longing to implement an iron-fisted authoritarianism to which every aspect of everyone's existence must submit. It is every bit as chilling as the Islamic version of the same.

I'm no psychologist, but anyone who has such a strong desire for to control & be controlled in that manner has some seriously deep-seated internal issues they need to resolve instead of trying to force the external world in some bizarre configuration that makes them feel secure.

6 Bulworth  Wed, Jul 20, 2011 8:09:49am
the abundance of knowledge, the abundance of information, will not lead to certainty; it will lead to pervasive skepticism. And, folks, that’s exactly what has happened. It’s like this. How do you really know, there is so much out there… This abundance [of information] has led to skepticism.

I somewhat appreciate that this wanker laid out the issues as plainly as he did. Information and knowledge are the enemies of absolutist belief control systems generally and of religious fundamentalism in particular.

That he singles out for regret the word "abundance" is even more revealing. But it fits with the economics of austerity being promoted by his political compatriots. Both materially and intellectually, the theocrats world revolves around deprivation.

7 Bulworth  Wed, Jul 20, 2011 9:09:43am

It's also somewhat ironic the author of a book titled New Evidence That Demands A Verdict would complain about...other new evidence. Apparently we're only supposed to consider the author's own evidence. I guess all other evidence doesn't demand a verdict?

8 dragonfire1981  Wed, Jul 20, 2011 9:41:00am

I'm a Christian and I welcome things that make me challenge or question my beliefs. I'm not a literalist btw.

9 Achilles Tang  Wed, Jul 20, 2011 10:08:29am
"there is no [absolute] truth apart from myself". I've never met anyone who says or believes that their self is the only truth.

Probably not, although this is the standard code phrase of evangelicals for atheists.

It could also apply to Tea Partiers.

10 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jul 20, 2011 4:53:16pm

If he were as strong in faith as he claims to be, he wouldn't be worried about atheists and otehrs on the internet but because he's a know nothing idiot, he feels the need to say this crap.

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