Former---One cannot in my mind say that he is held to standards of a by-gone era if it's a belief system he subscribes to in the here and now.
Frijoles--I disagree. Religion is a subculture and as so has its own rules and standards, and internal logic which is based upon that.
HughBe--- I agree with Former about the here and now and bygone.
What is RELIGION a subculture of, Frijoles?
Frijoles---Even in the modern era there are more than one systems of standards. Scientific definition of evidence is very different from the legal definition.
HughBe--- Is MURDER a standard of bygone days?
Frijoles---Just like legal evidentiary standards and definitions of what is evidence are different from scientific standards and definitions of evidence, some organized religions can define on their own what is considered evidence and what is not, and what the standards for evaluating are.
HughBe--- Define religious EVIDENCE, Frijoles.
Frijoles---The problem is when they apply their standards to your world, and vice versa. That is what you are getting at. You dont buy their definition, and they shouldnt assume that you should. But among themselves, they have an internal logic.
HughBe--- Share their INTERNAL logic.
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