My point is not to say you should live in unquestioned agreement to anything Dr. Paul believes. My point is that you have obviously reached many of the same conclusions as he has regarding liberty. Ostensibly, you think you've both used logic to do so. If believing in an invisible deity, etc., disqualifies one as a rational thinker, then Dr. Paul is equally disqualified.
I'm trying to point out that just because you haven't come to the same conclusions as I have about metaphysics doesn't mean we can't both have rational reasons for believing as we do. I think that's a discussion worth having, as well.
However, per your post, "No way, no how, can someone believe such a tale without first shutting down the logical and rational part of their brain." In that case, Dr. Paul has shut down the logical and rational part of his brain long ago, as have I, apparently.
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