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Re: Fundamentalist extremists
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2009, 07:01:01 PM »
But doubt is scary isn't it?

I think you have a false foundation here.  I think you are assuming that people value safety from extremists more than the intellectual certainty of certainty and I doubt very much that they do.  In the end, this is a big scary universe and people need that sense of certainty, that sense of belonging.

By encouraging doubt, the result is that while people might well throw aside a certainty that might lead them to embrace one form of extremism, they do so only to embrace another certainty, which leads to an entirely different fanaticism. 

I don't t know though.  Perhaps doubt, is an answer, but only if it's not taken to extremes.

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Re: Fundamentalist extremists
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2009, 07:33:21 PM »
Militant agnostic:  I don't know, and neither do you!

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Re: Fundamentalist extremists
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2009, 06:24:55 AM »
Indeed, I epitomise the extreme centre.