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« Reply #8: September 26, 2007, 04:05:27 pm »

I just finished watching the movie Dogma for the umpteenth time.

For some reason, this time, I keyed in on the part where Rufus explains to Bethany that the problem with religion is that people build *belief structures* rather than focusing on the *ideas*.

So, what, exactly, does that mean?  What's the difference between beliefs and ideas?

I guess in this context I see ideas as values and beliefs as rules.  Ex. "Chicken is nice." vs "We must eat Chicken."  The more rigid the adherence to the rule, the less we seem to embody the quality held up by the value that spawned it. 
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