Re: Choosing one's fights, was Re: George W. Bush's Speech on September 20, 2001

From: Michael Wiik (
Date: Sun Sep 23 2001 - 14:01:32 MDT

"Olga Bourlin" <> wrote:

> Believers also need to understand that we do not just have
> freedom of religion, but freedom from religion, as well.

Not necessarily. If believers can simply believe that we all have a
choice, I think that is 99% of the battle right there. Let's be real.
Religion in the U.S. seems pretty harmless. Even so, believers might
have future value as shock troops. I don't expect an openly atheistic
president anytime soon, and policy positions are much more important.
Besides, the republican party depends on these folks, especially the
more fundamentalist believers. It seems obvious most thinking americans
are somewhat to the left of extropians. Don't think of religion as
something which threatens you, think of it as something you can *use*.


Michael Wiik
Messagenet Communications Research
Washington DC Area Internet and WWW Consultants

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