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Sunday, May 06, 2012

Circular Reasoning in an Atheist Saying

A few years ago, I quoted the following atheist saying and pointed out that it requires ignoring the history of Communism:

With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil—that takes religion.
I was reminded of this by a a comment on Overcoming Bias.

On the other hand, it might make sense to classify Communism as a religion.

On the gripping hand, the most important reason to classify Communism as a religion is that it induced idealists to do evil … which makes the original statement look like circular reasoning.

1 Comments:

Anonymous TJIC said...

I have long classified communism as a religion because it requires faith to believe in its axioms of root causes, proper behavior, and teleology.

10:31 AM  

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