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September 23, 2008


larry steckler

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Interesting. This fits with my own surprise at reading the Golden Age SF Hall of Fame collection and finding a certain amount of religion/religious folks therein.

And there are so many varieties of "religion" and "atheism" and so many subtle variations in people's definitions to those words. Stark conceptual dividing lines like those (or even 'belief' and unbelief' or 'naturalist' and supernaturalist') simply don't do justice to the usual complexity of human attitudes.


I always wondered where the Displacer Beast came from....

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