Posted: Mar 16, 2018 4:11 pm
by Chris Putnam
laklak wrote:Not at all. However, I don't respect that sort of idiocy.

Ok. I accept your response. I aqccept that people who are willing to die for their faith do so because they truly believe it is true. This is typical of religious people who believe in heaven and hell. People in history have undoubtedly died for something that was not true, but their willingness to die for it tells me that they certainly believed it was true. I don't know that it means they are idiots. Some of them might have been very intelligent. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think Galileo was forced to recant his discovery or be executed for heresy. Apparently he recanted. In his case he knew he had the truth, but clearly did not see this as something to die for. He probably did not attach any eternal significance for his soul to his work in this area. Interestingly enough the Roman Catholic Church only recently admitted that they were perhaps a little hard on old Galileo.