Re: Half-believing in religion (Was: Why we believe)

Date: Thu Jul 06 2000 - 05:35:46 MDT

Another way of looking at differences in religion or philosophy is "my
imaginary friend, can beat up your immaginary friend".

In a message dated 7/5/00 11:31:05 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< Long, long ago, I read a children's book. I don't remember the name...
 _The Mystery of Ghost Rock_, perhaps. Anyway, in this book, a man says
 - paraphrased from memory:
 "What's worse than believing in ghosts is half-believing in ghosts.
 Someone may say, if you ask him, that ghosts don't exist - but he may
 still be afraid to look out the window when he hears a howl, or feel a
 chill go down his spine at every rattle and clink."
 This is the quote I think about whenever I hear John Grigg talk about
 _Revelations_, or Mike Lorrey debating details of soldiers on guard to
 prove that Christ didn't actually arise from the grave.
 -- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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