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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The brushfire

If you've been following the comments section of my Sunday post, you'll see it triggered a brushfire (which I, being me, encouraged) of comments that swiftly veered off the beginning intent of challenging the "government is there to protect the minority" statement and has tumbled into faith, evolution, "neurotheology", and atheism as a religion. In fact, Joshua has just posted that he had three pages worth of comeback that accidentily got deleted and he'll be back later. I look foreward to it, responding to well thought- if from my perspective misguided- challenges only sharpens my own focus. But I, being me and not "anonymous", feel it is time to remind anyone who cares that the REAL point of my post had only to do with the idea that "protecting the minority" should be a minor part of what government does, not the focus that the ACLU and various other like minded groups would like it to be.
I would also like to address a point I took from Joshua during the original discussion so long ago- the impression I got that he believes man capable of evolving into something better. Even if I believed this possible, I see plenty of evidence that that "evolution" comes at a price. If signs like technological improvements, spiritual and/or scientific "liberation", advances in medicines and health techniques, international "co-operations" like the UN are to be considered birth-pangs of a new evolutionary state, why are their applications so haphazard? If a species evolves due to hardships, why then are not the people of the third world not evolving ways to survive while we are not? Even if we live in the godless world Joshua sees as logical, I think that the only evolution man can expect was best put by Zager and Evans:

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find
In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today
In the year 4545
Aint gonna need your teeth ,won't need your eyes
Won't find a thing to chew
Nobody's gonna look at you
In the year 5555
Your arms are hanging limp at your side
Your legs have nothing to do
Some machines doin' that for you
In the year 6565
Won't need no husband, won't need no wife
You'll pick your sons, pick your daughters too
From the bottom of a long glass tube wouwo
In the year of 7510
If God's a-comming,he oughta make it by then
Maybe He'll look around Himself and say
Guess it's time for the Judgement day
In the year of 8510God is gonna shake his mighty head then
He'll either say I'm pleased where man has been
Or tear it down and start again wouwo
In the year 9595
I'm kinda wondering if man is gonna be alive
He's taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain't put back nothing wouwo
Now it's been 10.000 years
man has cried a million tears
For what he never knew
now man's reign is through/But through eternal light
the twinkling of starlight
So very far away
Somewhere its only yesterday...

4 comments:

  1. I must say that I do enjoy the lively debate that's going on in the other thread.
    Also I've never heard that poem before and I quite enjoy it.

    As for your comments on evolution. A species only evolves if it is able to overcome it's hardships. Third world countries will always exist because they are the evolutionary cast-off. If they are unable to overcome their hardship then they will die off as a failed genetic mutation. Species die off in nature due to survival of the fittest and human beings are nothing more than another species. If we die off the world will not mourn our loss but will continue to go on as it was before we were here.

    And lastly. On the subject of the Government protecting the rights of the minority I found this article that sums up my point quite nicely
    http://www.america.gov/st/democracy-english/2008/May/20080609194934eaifas0.5346796.html

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  2. 2 lite responses: First, young'un, that there was a song back'n the olden days. I think you can even hear it if ya try that new-fangled thing called youtube. (yes, I'm a professional smartass and yes, you made me feel old yet again. Ain't it bad enough Ringo turned 70 today?) Second and somewhat more serious, I'm a bit suprised that someone who doesn't believe a deity would gift him with reasoning for no good reason doesn't feel cheated at the thought that this life is all there is. Just sayin'. Peace out.

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