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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 11:54 AM

59. Nice post.

But I have a question.

In your last paragraph you state that there are two groups resisting these developments, established religious authorities and non-theists threatened by anything new in religion that they cannot put down.

While I agree with your take on the first, how could you possibly know that the reason you stated for the second group is accurate? Could not a more plausible reason be that non-theists are threatened by the history of religion, which has made change after change for thousands of years, only to continue to be oppressive and exclusionary?

As a foster parent, I equate this feeling to one of the kids I had in my home who was physically abused by his parents. Even when placed in a loving and caring environment, he resisted the love and positive attention shown to him. Is that because he is "gun-shy" or because he was just unable to find a reason to be afraid?

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