From: rbnstein@bucsf.bu.edu (Michael Rubinstein)
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Subject: Re: In regards to the Truth...
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Date: 23 Jul 91 20:53:56 GMT
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In-reply-to: goff@pops.navo.navy.mil's message of 23 Jul 91 18:20:36 GMT

First, a correction: "In regards" is ungrammatical. Your subject line would read better as "With regard to the Truth..."

Now, then: You, my fellow poster, have every right to your faith. You need not challenge us to shake it. I find there to be many beautiful things about it.

I desire to clear up vast confusion about the philosophy of science. People who truly understand what science is know that there is NO conflict between science and faith, of ANY kind. They occupy two completely seperate domains. Science is not about Truth; it is about UTILITY. A person's faith should neither affect nor be affected by his/her application of science.

The trouble with Scientology is that it blurs the distinctions between science and religion and faith, and thereby weakens each.

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