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To: Freedom_no_exceptions
I think this is what the Pope was getting at when he was in Brazil. People need to know more about their religion when it is challenged than they do if everybody believes the same thing.

What I run into is that tolerance trumps truth. That assures that all conversations are very shallow. People want credit for having any old opinion they picked up somewhere.

Today, for instance, Bush vetoed stem cell research on moral and ethical grounds. Hillary called that ideology, denying the quest for truth and asserting the subjective, instead.

29 posted on 06/20/2007 10:24:03 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: ClaireSolt

The President vetoed the stem cell bill insuring that:

A) Three states — CA, MA, NY — will lock themselves in a battle for bio-tech by funding the hell out of research, stem cell and otherwise.

B)Potentially giving other countries reason to fund the research.

The end result is pretty much the same. Stem cell research will continue. Whatever benefits are to be discovered will be discovered, either in the U.S. or another country.


35 posted on 06/20/2007 10:34:16 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: ClaireSolt

“What I run into is that tolerance trumps truth.”

Quite so. Our modern society has raised tolerance to be the highest of all virtues. If you can say someone is “intolerant” you are well on the way to winning any debate. Concepts like “truth”, “justice” and “common sense” get steamrolled by the tolerance shiboleth.


47 posted on 06/21/2007 12:34:21 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: ClaireSolt
Today, for instance, Bush vetoed stem cell research on moral and ethical grounds. Hillary called that ideology, denying the quest for truth and asserting the subjective, instead.

Great example. I noticed that too. She's the true ideologue, since her ideology is more important to her than reality. But few viewers possess the intellectual tools necessary for evaluating her statement.

69 posted on 06/21/2007 7:37:55 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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