Speaking of why justifying action based on faith-based belief matters…

Friends,

I doubt this is a good argument against belief, much less against faith-based belief.

But, there are some out there who believe correlation proves causation.

If that was the case, then the increase of abuse in America from 5% to over 30% of our women would be KNOWN to have been caused by the liberal progressive agenda …..

I think that correlation is much tighter to causation in America than it would be in Pakistan as compared to America, don’t you agree?

Wayne

Questionable Motives

From the Guardian:

Five female health workers vaccinating children against polio have been shot dead in Pakistan in a series of attacks blamed on Islamist militants. One victim was a 17-year-old schoolgirl volunteer.

Belief that vaccinations are equivalently dangerous to the diseases themselves is simply not justified.

Consider:

Vaccinations

If faith-based belief – even by otherwise intelligent people – can so easily relegate reality to a distant consideration, imagine how easily we can use the same methodology to justify imposing our beliefs on others… because we believe we are right and reality isn’t allowed to arbitrate the claim. The Pakistani murders are just one more example of faith-based belief in action. It looks to me just like delusional thinking and then acting on the crazy to cause real harm to real people in real life no different in methodology than believing Jesus was the Christ and was raised from the…

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First, I blogged on blogger, then Myspace - soon I was consistently ranked. Next, I quit. Then the blogging addiction came back .... Comments are appreciated. Not nice comments are edited. You can follow me at the top right.
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