1. Does that mean then that there is some truth in all religions?

    That’s what the optimistic syncretists would have us believe. But where have they got us with their always looking on the bright side?

  2. Well, logically one could say “If ABC is a religion, then ABC contains at least one error.” The rules of logic say that the contrapositive of a true statement is also a true statement.

    The contrapositive of the Pessimistic Syncretism would be: “If ABC contains no error, then ABC is not a religion.”

    Personally, I find that even more fascinating to contemplate.

    I love you all!

  3. I agree with KJ, can I add. However, I have a rotten flu bug thing and it and the drugs may well have sent me a little round the corner. Am I making sense? Probably not. Oh well, it doesn’t matter.

  4. Is it easier to find error than truth? If we concentrated on eliminating the errors would we end up with a syncretism that is both optimistic and true?

  5. There is error in all religions.

    That’s because what passes as human sucks and is doomed to wander in ignorance, fear and darkness, dragging the rest of us with them.

    (Can’t out-pessimist me!)

  6. Dah-veed – it was the pub round the corner in my brain, perhaps.

    I probably should be drinkin’ and druggin’, the combination might kill this flu.