Thursday, November 08, 2007

Flip sides of the same, dumb argument

The truth is simple. Bad people will co-opt whatever is convenient to rationalize their evil. End of story.

Beliefs have consequences. But the tragic results of a gross distortion or misapplication of a theory, ideology, or religion is far short of a proof of the culpability of the underlying beliefs. Sincere people believed, incorrectly, that Christianity endorsed slavery. That’s not an indictment of Christianity, it’s the fault of those who did not, willfully or ignorantly, get it right.

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