[LMB] OT: All Discussions re Religion vs. Atheism
jeffshultz at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 01:52:11 BST 2011
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2011, at 5:54 PM, James M. BRYANT G4CLF wrote:
> > My son, when about five, applied Occam's razor
> > and confided to me that he didn't really believe
> > in the Tooth Fairy as he considered it much more
> > likely that Santa did it, having nothing else to
> > do when it wasn't Christmas.
> My son claims to believe in the Tooth Fairy, even as he his sons are past
> the age of losing teeth. He says there is no downside in believing (and
> getting the money), and there is a downside in not believing.
Now there is a belief system with some mercenary logic to it. I like!
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