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Thread #159531   Message #3780480
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
22-Mar-16 - 05:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: Norway Leads The Way
Subject: RE: BS: Norway Leads The Way
Newcombe says, in part:
"On the other side of the coin there is a need for mystical and spiritual experiences to offset people's secular lives."

To say "there is a need", in the context of his article, implies that it's a universal feeling of need, etc. I'll grant that some people may feel such a need, but it's hardly universal. He's blandly assuming a "fact" which serves his position as a basis for his argument, but doesn't achieve the status he needs.

And it's not clear what it means to "offset people's secular lives."

Dave Oesterreich