thread: 2006-08-31 : I think my expectations are screwed

On 2006-09-06, Vincent wrote:

Sydney: Awesome. Yes. I don't know what you're worried about, that's plenty idealistic.

Personally, I don't find "so precious that God was willing to die" or "destined for eternal life" compelling, but "profoundly holy" and "of infinite worth" and "worthy of forgiveness" totally work for me.

So now, on that shared basis, I'll take your point that legalizing polygamy would (almost certainly) be a complete disaster. When I'm king of the world, we'll all be wicked happy for checks and balances, no doubt about it. I'm not wise, I'm just some guy with a blog. I'm also in favor of legalizing pot, legalizing prostitution, and instituting a federal maximum wage (set at, oh, let's say 20 times the minimum wage). Clearly, what do I know.

But I AM going to press you on symbols and traditions. When you say that certain of them have psychological power, and handling them naively is playing with fire, do you really mean that they have spiritual power, and handling them naively is dangerous for your soul?


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