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It's an odd point. I wonder what's behind it. The debate, if there is one, rests on what sort of actions and what of value one is talking about. Reading David Horowitz's book Radical Son in this context is quite revealing, because it shows many Democrats liberating themselves from their actions and consequences by averting their eyes and by concluding their actions are for the good of the cause. They didn't care about having two standards of justice, writes Horowitz, because they automatically assumed, "knew" with certainty, that their standard was better. What difference did reality make? They were trying to build their own reality, their own castle in the air. Christians make a similar mistake, all religious people do, that what you believe is more important than what you do. This is backwards. Not in the sense that you must contribute to the GNP but, for example, in Mark Twain's comment that untested virtue is as weak as water. One needs to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.

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