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    I can see where you're going with this. You,re becoming like me despairing of humanity. You'll be calling people cretins next.

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    As long as they believe in what they're told to believe in I don't see why not. It only gets dangerous when they try to think for themselves.
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    They have that right. They don't have the right to expect anybody else to believe it, though. When it can be clearly shown that their belief is a load of old bollocks, and that the contrary belief is correct, they should be allowed to carry on in their merry way, but only as long as they do no harm to others.

    We don't allow people who believe the Great Panjandrum is going to feed the world with Air to starve their children, or other people, on those grounds; though they have the right to starve themselves.

    For an equally stupid belief that is causing harm in real life right now, take the anti-vaccination brigade. The only way their beliefs can be justified is if one is prepared to abandon all sense of reason. So while they should be allowed to believe that garbage if they want to, their children should be vaccinated no matter what the parents believe, as otherwise both their children and others (adults as well as children) are put at risk of serious harm from disease and the diminution of the protection provided to society as a whole by herd immunity.

    And don't even get me started on crazy stuff like Jehovah's Witnesses, Scientology, and Capitalism…

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    For an equally stupid belief that is causing harm in real life right now, take the anti-vaccination brigade. The only way their beliefs can be justified is if one is prepared to abandon all sense of reason. So while they should be allowed to believe that garbage if they want to, their children should be vaccinated no matter what the parents believe, as otherwise both their children and others (adults as well as children) are put at risk of serious harm from disease and the diminution of the protection provided to society as a whole by herd immunity.
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    And don't even get me started on crazy stuff like Jehovah's Witnesses, Scientology, and Capitalism…
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