Posted: Mar 29, 2019 2:33 pm
by Cito di Pense
tuco wrote:I honestly do not know what ... ideological purity .. means. Though I dont really care to know because it would be very hard to convince me that humans, for rare exceptions, are willing to die for any purity. For power, resources, or mating opportunities, sure.

It's a good question, tuco. It's not as if most of us can pretend that IdeologicalPurityâ„¢ exists, at least not in such a way that you can find it in some place like your grocer's dairy-case (Laktos-frei!). Think of it more as an excuse for something else. That might be an excuse for adopting very rigid dietary rules, or something. That is not to make fun of lactose intolerance, which is no joke. Taken to extremes, rational skepticism can be a search for ideological purity... Dying for it? I don't know. People can get themselves into pickles they can't get themselves out of, like a cat chasing a squirrel up a tree, and so they nominate some Salvation for themselves, and often personify it.