Oct 16, 2005

To base your views on "absolute truth" [LINK]

Another letter, and my response:

Barry Glunt expresses concern that the Rev. James Dobson would seek to influence the political process while at the same time claiming to "base his views on absolute truth." Mr. Glunt rightly points out that the purpose of a democracy is not to arrive at "absolute truth," but to compromise among competing viewpoints.

I found this letter encouraging, since it suggests many of the views expounded in these pages may be held by people who don't absolutely believe what they are saying. Otherwise, shouldn't they feel obliged to remove themselves from the democratic process?

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