Mudcat Café message #218000 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20699   Message #218000
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
25-Apr-00 - 09:16 PM
Thread Name: The Pagan Alternative. What's the music?
Subject: RE: The Pagan Alternative. What's the music?
Very interesting so far, and I think we've managed to avoid getting heated about it, too.  I can't agree with Wavestar, however, that Okiemockbird has been in any way "overly cynical and demanding of facts"; he's just been trying to make the point -as have I- that people who say "this is so" need to provide evidence to support their assertion.  If there is no evidence to support a statement, then it can't really be taken very seriously.  Facts, after all, are the things that we use to prove -or disprove- arguments.  Faith is another matter entirely, and doesn't seem to be susceptible to rational dispute; it is, however, not what we have been talking about.