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G Huxley

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  1. The visionary creator of the Third Floor died just over a week before it was closed: https://www.change.org/p/save-the-third-floor-of-the-royal-bc-museum/u/30040740 4 days later, rather than acknowledging his death, the museum ironically chose to post this about the Old Town just a few days before they closed it: https://publish.twitter.com/?query=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FRoyalBCMuseum%2Fstatus%2F1475149452235190278&widget=Tweet
  2. Who were witch burnings for, but god and his will? Human sacrifice was also often used to punish those who were sacrificed. It qualifies. If it looks like a duck and it quacks like a duck it most probably is a duck. Witch burnings are human sacrifice.
  3. The google definition of sacrifice: "an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God or to a divine or supernatural figure." Witch burnings would qualify.
  4. What is the death penalty applied for crimes that weren't committed but human sacrifice? Are you familiar with the ancient concept of a scapegoat?
  5. Yzermandius burning witches at the stake is clearly human sacrifice. "some religions are clearly better than others " How so?
  6. " "you not being able to tell the difference between apples and oranges doesn't mean there is no difference" - Yzermandius How is it apples and oranges? It is human sacrifice and human sacrifice. The only difference is the stated reason.
  7. There was a lot of human sacrifice in Christianity e.g. witch burnings.
  8. Ah OK found it now. You still actually didn't answer the question there. I asked you what you found that was a lower level of morality and you simply reiterated that it was lower without saying what it was that was actually lower. I think it would be worth it to you to read Jaspers' work.
  9. "I answered your other question " Do you mind quoting your answer? I must have missed it.
  10. "This is the first I've heard about the term." - Blackbird It comes from Jaspers' The Origin and Goal of History, a good albeit brief book, I wish he had elaborated more in it.
  11. Yzermandius I asked you the following question twice, and so far you have not answered: Why do you find axial and post axial religions to be a cut above the pre-axial age and have you read Jaspers?
  12. I have never voted for the PPC for a number of reasons, nor for that matter have I voted for the other main parties, with the exception of the Greens once or twice, which I no longer vote for either. None of the main parties have earned my vote and all of them have economic/population growth in their platforms.
  13. Yeah, the PPC position here is hypocritical, but at least their numbers are far less than that of the other main parties.
  14. By the time they're done it will be the Museum of NDP Propaganda.
  15. "In a sense life is a Ponzi scheme, because we act according to the idea that there will be a need in the future for whatever we can add to what came before. We are by nature hopeful teleological beings. If we don’t look forward with some sense of purpose and constructivism, we feel worthless and futile. This is the problem with the idea of zero growth or reversion to some noble savage pre-industrial live off the land Amish kind of deal. It sucks basically and very few people want to revert to Little House on the Prairie. " We are going to revert into a mud hut hiding from the desert Sun when the full effects of climate change send us there as a result of our not being able to see beyond such teleological opium for the masses anodynes. Weakness will make us depend on the cancerous tumour of economic growth before it bites us back in the ass.
  16. Yzermandius why do you find axial and post axial religions to be a cut above the pre-axial age and have you read Jaspers?
  17. Yzermandius what do you find to have been immoral in the pre-axial age and have you read Jaspers?
  18. In all fairness, this show is showcasing pre-communist China e.g. it is probably backed by the Old Chinese community which is antithetical to Beijing.
  19. You said: "I don't really see where the pension plan is a ponzi scheme. Vast amounts of taxpayer money is invested to earn a return. That has nothing to do with corruption. The pensions, OAS and CPP, must be paid out to the pensioners and the more pensioners, the more money must be collected by incomes taxes. As the population ages, it costs the pension system more money and more working people must be brought into the system to pay for it. Hence, we have immigration. But the government had better be sure the immigrants they bring in are going to be working and paying income taxes." How is it not a ponzi scheme? As Cougar pointed out a ponzi scheme demands more and more new investors to pay into it for it to function, that is exactly what is happening with Canada's pension-immigration scheme.
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