Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Original sin is complete nonsense. We are striving to better ourselves. And we are striving to deal with mental illness. And we will make progress.

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The last words in this dialogue are the most informative about the state of America (and the West) today.

American Democrat-voting lady of great benignity: Something I hope for the near future: Self-driving cars and trucks can't be used to run people down.

Me: People kill. Cars don't. Nor do guns.

Tina, a passer-by: Could be hacked


American lady: Okay, yes, you're all right, and I should have stipulated, I hope for unhackable self-driving vehicles!

Me: But this is human nature and cannot be changed only contained and suppressed. Man is a killer. “'Homo homini lupus' [man is wolf to man]. Who in the face of all his experience of life and of history, will have the courage to dispute this assertion?”

American lady: I think there is also a major, hardwired pathway toward generosity and altruism deep in the core of our human nature.

Me:  Original sin.

American lady: I don't believe there is such a thing as original sin.

Me:  The one Christian dogma that can be proven, as Chesterton rightly said.

American lady: I fully respect your right to believe anything at all you want.

Me:  You think people are basically good and original sin is nonsense? No wonder you vote Democrat.

American bystander: Original sin is complete nonsense. We are striving to better ourselves. And we are striving to deal with mental illness. And we will make progress.

5 comments:

  1. If you want intellectual stimulation, you should talk to men sometimes, too, hehe.

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  2. I think that there is a basic disconnect in the mental state of 'progressives', which in some cases borders mental illness. The disconnect is insistent denial of nature and intrinsic natural order. Nature is that thing that needs to be conquered, and we need to transform our 'nature'. Tragically, this efforts to change our nature lead to more disconnect, and more mental illness. Excellent example of idiocy.

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  3. “In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness. And tenderness leads to the gas chamber.” — Flannery O’Connor

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    1. Interesting remark but I am not sure exactly what he meant.

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