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Rules of engagement

"Rules of engagement" Continued...

Logic: The Almighty Creator, in his infinite wisdom, bestowed us with a world governed by rules, and with brains designed to grasp those rules. In short: A ain't B, and there's not much point in tussling with someone who doesn't see that.

Humility: If the goal of our discourse is to be understood, we have to be willing to understand, which means we have to -- truly, in the deepest part of ourselves -- be willing to be wrong. Perhaps it's possible that one or two of us are never wrong, but the funny thing about such people is that they are indistinguishable from the arrogant errants; there's no point in talking to members of either group. We should just let them hold forth, and then move on with the discussion.

So there you have it. Feel free to peruse my blog or other published work, find something I've written that violates what I've said here, and call me a hypocrite. (If you have trouble finding something like that, email me and I'll point you in the right direction.) Or give me a Bible quote (King James version, please!) that reveals the unrighteousness in one of my proposed rules. Or just call me a big fat stupid doofus, with sugar on top.

But don't expect a reply.

(PS: I wrote that last sentence with a cheerful countenance. If you don't believe me, look at my little avatar.)


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