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Re: Re: My Favorite Holy War is:

by woolfy (Hermit)
on Aug 31, 2003 at 11:29 UTC ( #288013=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread My Favorite Holy War is:

Over 10 years ago I started a holy war on CompuServe, which resulted in a lot of threads, with (for that time) record sizes. And it still is a bit of a holy war for me:

What is guilty of more murder, death, starvation, mutilation and damage: religion or politics?

My answer was and still is: religion is more guilty.
My solution: knowledge is better than beliefs (but please don't forget we're mere humans, flawed and emotional).

With that discussion, I made mortal enemies and life-long friends, to this very day. And heck, it was rough but more civilized than would be possible on usenet.

But that's another holy war: moderated vs. unmoderated.

(Corrected spelling error)

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Re: Re: Re: My Favorite Holy War is:
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Aug 31, 2003 at 13:12 UTC
    Spelling: s/believes/beliefs/;
    My idea (well not originally): s/knowledge/ideas/; meaning ideas are better than religionbeliefs. You can change an idea (and knowledge is hard to come by).
    As for which is more guilty? I'd say religion and politics (there ain't no difference between the two).

    MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
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