virus: It just keeps going, and going, and...

Mon, 15 Mar 1999 10:54:05 -0800

David McFadzean wrote:
> Reed Konsler wrote:
> >Agreed. The inquisition was an act of fear, not faith.
> >
> >Hatred, fear, anger, rage, revenge, bloodlust...each cloaks itself
> >in sheepskin.
> Actions based on these emotions tend to look bad/evil from
> the observers point of view.

Talk to many white supremecists? Many of them see their hatred as a lifeline and speak in revernt tones of "my hate." Jimmy Swaggert said that hatred of perversion is the highest human virtue.

> These negative emotions are
> intellectualized (transformed into beliefs) and justified by
> faith and reason alike.

Amen to that, brother. Word!

> The main difference (I propose) is that
> if the justification is based on reason, then there is a recourse
> other than violence.

Why don't you see faith in the effacy of gentle love and non-violence as a viable option? Do the Brethetarians in this debate claim Ghandi and King as their own?