Tim (littlebluedog) wrote,
Tim
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The Christians are fighting the hypo.

I don't know why this is ... it seems that every time I ask a question calling for speculation in there, about half of the respondents reply that such speculation is impossible because that's not the situation.

example:
Q: What if Adam and Eve weren't evicted from the Garden of Eden?
A: But they were.
Q: Well that's what the accepted doctrine is, yeah, but what if they weren't?
A: But they were.
*headdesk*

Is it because some folks are so tied to the (supposedly?) factual underpinnings of their faith that to call something into question will decimate their entire system of belief? Is it because I am blaspheming and they're too polite to just say so? Is it because they assume some motive behind my question that, when I am presented with an honest response, will allow me to leap in with a victorious "AH-HA!" of gleaming, fatal logic? I don't think that the pedagogical method of learning via hypothetical questions is indigenous to law school ... in fact I seem to remember a lot of my liberal arts undergrad classes using the practice, and yet the paradigm seems so foreign to some folks.

In other news, studying is about as freakin' boring as writing about it (and reading about it, I'm sure).
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