[NetBehaviour] [stuff-it] FW: Only 33 per cent of Americans believe in evolution (fwd)

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Sun Jul 12 20:34:30 CEST 2009

On Sun, 12 Jul 2009, Catherine Daly wrote:

> or how about, although organized religion and faith play a small role
> in the lives and thought of the majority, the history of human thought
> is continually erased in favor of abject misreadings of three texts
Koran, OT, NT? I doubt they're misreadings; it's hard to misread Leviticus 
for example.

> history
> has taught us what happens when people who don't know how to read or
> what text is for read or claim they are reading

Sorry to differ here (and you know (I hope) that I love your work), but 
history doesn't teach anything; and the problem I think is exactly the 
opposite - that people do know how to read and have absorbed the lessons 
ever since childhood, generation after generation. (For that matter I'd 
increase the number of texts - why not Freud, Marx, Lenin as well?) -

- Alan

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