Beautiful article of a courageous man. His story is inspiring and moving. Thank
you for writing about him and his book that I would love to read.
Marxism: 200 million murdered, along with the loss of freedom, choice, and
liberty! There are few survivors in this mindset. Religion: 2.5 billion that
believe in freedom, choice, and liberty. There are some that espouse Christian
virtues, but really prefer Marxism in reality, if they could do away with
freedom, choice, and liberty. They die off eventually, but are still protected
by freedom, choice, and liberty. JSF is right. In the worst case scenario,
valuing reason & evidence (Marxism) over faith & ideology (religions) is
not a very high bar to defend.
@jsf – “questioned by an anti-evidence-free ideology
advocate.”You know in retrospect I feel a bit like a jerk for
posting that first comment. Or more precisely, I didn’t mean anything
personal towards Mr. Rodriguez. If religions makes him a better person, more
power to him (keeping in mind that religion often makes people worse).I am curious though – what is an “anti-evidence-free ideology
advocate?”If I’m figuring the signs correctly (e.g., a
negative times a negative equals a positive) would that make me a person who
values reason & evidence over faith & ideology?I cop to
"Trading one evidence-free ideology for another evidence-free
ideology?", questioned by an anti-evidence-free ideology advocate.
"he’d been recruited and groomed by a Marxist revolutionary group. He
wanted out....The Marxists, not so thrilled. They made his life
unlivable, to the point of threatening to kill him."Marxist
never lead to peace.
Trading one evidence-free ideology for another evidence-free ideology?Sorry, but I fail to see the journey (40 year trek).