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38 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 October 2007 11:47PM

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Comment author: Jim 26 October 2007 10:42:55PM 0 points [-]

Eliezer,

Whether or not something is non-sequitur doesn't depend on Matthew's upbringing.

Matthew,

Appealing to a materialist set of assumptions to argue against some view other than materialism (such as Christianity) is question begging. Of course you can reason your way from "Materialism is true" to "Christianity is false," but so what? This only shows that materialism and Christianity are incompatible which is not a matter of dispute at all.