Re: [Slate] American Religious fervor, by the numbers

James Tauber (
Fri, 2 Jul 1999 11:41:42 +0800

>>I think it is quite conceivable to have a consistent world view that
>>considers these things to be bad and the result of evil in this world.

>So you're saying that big bad Satan makes the Volcano erupt? That the
>Prince of Darkness causes the floods?
>wow, whatever works for you.

No, I'm saying that I don't believe that your view that "the natural order
of things, the life cycle of things, are all good and in harmony with one
another" is the only world view. Another world view is that the world as it
is now is not inherently good.