Re: some U.S. observations and notes

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat Dec 15 2001 - 21:28:44 MST

Reason wrote:

> So what is the difference, in your opinion?
> >From where I'm standing, religiosity looks like playing by someone else's
> rules & spirituality is making your own rules. But both seem to be
> representative of pretty much the same subjective, go-by-the-feel-of-it,
> take-it-on-faith, anti-scientific-method approach to life.

In my opinion, it is not "subjective" unless opposed to too
limited a notion of "objective". It is defintely not
"go-by-the-feel-of-it" as it often requires going against your
feelings to do that which you would prefer not to but know
should be done. It is not "take-it-on-faith" but take it beyond
where logic and reason alone will take you. It is not
anti-scientific-method but it is not limited to the scientific
method as if it were the only oracle of truth or a capable guide
to life.

- samantha

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