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Posted: 30 August 2007 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Posted: 03 September 2007 08:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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It is indeed an excellent book. The introduction is a terrific stand-alone article in itself; you can read it here .

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Posted: 04 September 2007 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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My pleasure. Fred has a brilliant style. He has four other articles on Butterflies and Wheels - I recommend them!

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Posted: 04 September 2007 04:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Ophelia (love that name), I think you’re right of course. I remembered a short essay he wrote for free inquiry not long ago and I’d like to share the last paragraph. For me it speaks to what I think is practical and rational. Obviously, after reading it you may see why many others these days would disagree with me.

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In my utopia, presidential prayer breakfasts would be abolished and churches would be taxed. But let’s keep some perspective. The evangelicals who want Christ to be America’s king aren’t our oppressors, they are fearful and bewildered reactionaries who see their world evaporating. Does secularism have a future? It is the future, by which I mean that believers and unbelievers alike will have to give up something—here the wording of a pledge, there a pipedream of biblical justice—to live together under a government that won’t be imposing tests for godliness.

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Posted: 09 September 2007 07:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Never could understand the infatuation with Freudian theory, but he’s always been a good read.

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Posted: 09 September 2007 08:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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The evangelicals who want Christ to be America’s king aren’t our oppressors, they are fearful and bewildered reactionaries who see their world evaporating.

Here in the reality based community that is demonstrably false.  Though - I don’t know who, exactly, he means by “our”.

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