Re: virus: A simple question

Tim Rhodes (
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 00:48:01 -0800

Bill wrote:

>I think that no interest in, or knowledge of science, skepticism or
>philosophy makes fertile ground for religion if the person is by nature
>prone to fear. On the other hand, if the person is inquisitive, tenacious
>and self-respecting, then it will be difficult for them to believe in any

You are aware that you're using the same tools as the misogynist did, by habit of course? Religious=prone to fear, non-religious=inquisitive and self-respecting.

Us=good, They=bad.

I'm not saying those are necessarily bad correlations for you to make--you may be quite right in that. But I wonder, are you conscious that you are making them? Or is it just an old habit you do unthinkingly from time to time?

-Prof. Tim