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Subject: Re: A conversation Date: 1/31/2013 4:08 PM
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<<It is indisputably true that man creates gods in his own image.>>

"It could be the other way around, ya know. Think about it."


Sure, it _could_ be. Anything _could_ be. I can't be _certain_ that there's no six-legged boogie monster under my chair who disappears spontaneously a split second before each attempt I make to spot him. Thus we get the long-standing academic precept that one can't prove a negative, and the burden of proof is on the claimant.

I'm with the OP: people posit in the divine some reflection of themselves. That situates morality in the only place it really belongs: with people.

Steve
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