virus: Prisoners my Derrida!

Reed Konsler (
Wed, 17 Mar 1999 12:46:55 -0500

>Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 12:29:53 -0700
>From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Andreas_Engstr=F6m?= <>
>Subject: The faith-reason issue (was: RE: virus: Hear no evil, see no evil,
>The difference is that it is much easier to uncloak fear and hatred cloaked
>in reason than that which is cloaked in faith.

Based on what evidence do you wave this dead fish before my delicate nose? The straw man of fundamentalism? Deuteronomy? You stink of rhetoric, not logic. Did the RAND corporation ever admit their error? Did Bertrand Russel ever say "hey, theory is an incomplete model which might lead you down the wrong path... plus calling the whole thing a 'prisoner's dillema' might bias people in a way that pure reason wouldn't..."

Fear cloaks itself in reason, faith, in goodness and light. Fear cloaks itself in whatever is valued becuase fear cannot stand the light of pure attention.


  Reed Konsler