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Re: [chat] Lies?
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- Subject: Re: [chat] Lies?
- From: David <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 12:11:33 +1000 (EST)
On Wed, 7 Jul 2004, Michael Lake wrote:
> Shaun Oliver wrote:
> > I don'tsubscribe to either side because both sides would be just as full
> > as bs as the other.
> > I learn what I need to know and form my oppinions on what I've learned.
> The people that listen solely to Moore also "learn what they need to
> know and form their opinions on what they have learned" and
> the people that listen only to critics of Moore also "learn what they
> need to know and form their opinions on what they have learned" and now
> I know that those that listen to neither "learn what they need to know
> and form my oppinions on what they have learned".
> Aren't we lucky we have such a great diversity of people :-)
I have the opinion (my opinion, I'm entitled to it!) that very few people
change their mind.. they simply take whatever supports their point of
view. "I was right to begin with - here's the evidence!"
John Howard is a narrow minded bigot who confuses economy with society -
Paul Keating was a visionary who clearly saw australia's place in the
world. I can find plenty of evidence to support my thesis. Anything you
put up to refute it is simply misunderstanding the facts and failing to
interpret reality. So there!
More seriously.. it's funny watching Bush et al touting "God on our side"
and then denigrating the Muslim extremists who are clearly so devoted to
Allah that they are prepared to lay down their lives. What makes it even
funnier (in a tragic kinda way) is that that it's the SAME GOD! It makes
me proud to be an atheist. Reductio ad absurdum.