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To: sionnsar

Yes, but I will add that these parties are also impervious to reason also. No one can even raise the argument that homosexuality involves odd sexual practices, which might cause some puzzlement to a child who is "naturally"
straight.


5 posted on 01/22/2007 10:21:17 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: RobbyS; LibreOuMort
You'll get no disagreement here.

But you raise a point that suddenly concerns me. When I grew up, American culture was generally considered (I think) to be one of reason (coupled with faith, etc.). Now we might not all reason our way to the same point and we certainly didn't (we didn't always have the same starting points) but reason was a significant part of the culture.

But in recent years I am seeing more and more Americans who act as if they lack a certain rational faculty. And the unhinged Hate Bush Syndrome is only the tip of the iceberg. I am beginning to suspect that reason is something in which we must be trained, and schools today are (generally? sometimes?) failing in this regard.

My concern is amplified by a dinner this evening with a friend who is a missionary elsewhere in the world (when he leaves in a few days he's likely never returning; he is old enough that I might never see him again) -- where he is, he says, many know and can quote the Bible scripture and verse, but they frequently cannot reach from there to application, and the horror stories abound. (So do the success stories, but that's another matter.)

Is this where the U.S. is headed?

6 posted on 01/22/2007 11:14:26 PM PST by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com†|Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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