I had written
> > Why not? Yes, if people are going to entertain false beliefs,
> > I'd of course prefer that they do it in solitude. But it still
> > has to be stated that not only is what they believe false, but
> > that there is something very wrong with how they think.
and Samantha responded, in part
> I can't believe what I am reading. You have enough knowledge
> and information to form an opinion. You do not have enough
> knowledge and information to be dead certain that all those who
> have religious/spiritual beliefs are believing falsehoods and
> "there is something wrong with how they think".
Evidently she's not alone in thinking that someone my sentence
is to be read as claiming that "all those who have religious/
spiritual beliefs are believing falsehoods and there is
something wrong with how they think."
How do people possibly misread what I wrote? J.R. and I were
primarily analyzing how *all sorts* of people have various
beliefs. Why, by "false belief" I definitely meant a belief
regarded as false by EVERYONE on this list! Such beliefs
exist, you know!
So let me go on record as saying that I don't think that there
is anything wrong with how any of the people on this list think.
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