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Monday, May 03, 2004
  I didn't watch this Frontline

I'm hoping/guessing that The Corpus Callosum (Sorry, hope that link will worked)
is as great summary of a portion of the web view of the Frontline program, "The Jesus Factor."

It looks like a pretty thorough summary of a lot of the dialogue, and he provides some pretty decent commentary.

I'm a radicall atheist, so any move in the direction of more religion in the government...well, I'd prefer my policies to have a different source of credibility than 'faith'. I'll argue that my standard is more defensible the faith, but that faith, in debate, is pretty much a zero sum game: (+ v -) = 0. There appears to be no chaos allowed, and that seems unnatural. "I am right. Your are wrong. If you do not agree, you are against me. You must be eliminated/converted/assimualated." Take your pick. It's pretty much all the 'Borg', just in different outfits.

I like the vaguenss implied in that final phrasing.

Note: My comment based on the content of the posts is:
"Thanks. I just couldn't bring my self to watch it. I'd rather read about it, than to watch program. It just forces me to face the fact, that some of my worst fears are coming true, and it does it in the most visceral manner possible, listening to Baby Bush speak. It's just something I just not to enforce myself to endure. It would be masochistic of me of me to do that. And, I'm not masochistic.

It's an excellent collection of viewpoints, I'll be linking to it.

 
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