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Resent-Date:  Thu, 06 Apr 89 22:55:10 EDT
Resent-From:  "Homer W. Smith" 
Resent-To:    adore-l@ualtavm
Date:         Sun, 12 Mar 89 20:15:14 EST
From:         "Homer W. Smith" 
Subject:      wishy washy
To:           psi-l@rpicicge

Old psi-l


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     OK, I see what it is that bothers me so about Sarah's stance.

     It is not a lack of a firm point of view, as we have much too
much of that in this world, 99 percent of which is wrong.

     Further, indecision is a good thing as it leads to discovery and
improvement about ones own ideas.

     It is an underlying and subtle implication that I am drawing
from her comments that it is undesirable to find out and know,
or work towards finding out and knowing which one of these versions
of reality is indeed correct; that the whole subject of 'which is
correct' is unimportant and/or impossible to determine and that
little or no time should be spent determining the truth as it only causes
tension between people anyway.

     If Sarah does not have this attitude, then I apologize
for assuming that she does.  If on the other hand she does have
these attitudes, then I take extreme exception to her position
as dangerous and extrememly deadly in this world of ours on the
brink of destruction for want of a serious philsophy that can be
verified and used towards better ends.

     If people could agree as to what is true there would be few or no wars.

     They could spend their time creating art rather than sending each
other to hell for doctrinal differences.

     The people who have the greatest vested interest in lies, are the
same ones that protest the most against having the truth pinned down, and
will go so far as to claim it cant be, and it is unimportant anyhow.

     My apologies in advance, Sarah.
 Homer W. Smith      adore-l@ualtavm      4/06/89 wishy washy