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,
<< 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.
email@example.com Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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