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Started by Recusant, December 27, 2019, 04:10:35 PM
Quote from: Inertialmass on January 02, 2020, 06:35:07 AMNo offence intended but more surprising to me than reading the survey results is reading how pessimistic some of the responses right here seem to be. Cheer up. There's bound to be statistical setbacks and actual temporary reversals in the otherwise very real long-term trend humanity is experiencing in the move toward economic and social egalitarianism and away from the tyranny of the tough guy. Remember that a thousand years ago, when Christerdom really ruled all, almost all of our own ancestors would have been bogged down in a life of abject Feudal poverty, disease, near zero personal liberty, living in a tiny hovel of decaying chinked tree limbs, taking in the hay by hand and shoveling shit out of His Lordship's Manor stables. And dying miserably at ~age thirty after a crappy lifetime of total service to His Feudal Master. I hope I'm no silly Panglossian, mindlessly singing "All's for the best in this the best of all possible worlds!" but I do perceive an absolute long term positive progressive trend. It may be that people's anatomy and physiology aren't changing but our nurturing social environments sure have changed -- for the better. One small but dramatic example:
Quote from: Randy on June 01, 2020, 08:31:36 PMI remember when I was a xtian. The devil and his demons were out in force and Christians were being persecuted. The end times was here and it wouldn't be long and we'd be fighting alongside Jesus any day now. It's been forty years plus and the same message gets preached. We had to save as many as we could and to be wary of the evils hiding in the bushes.I wish he'd hurry up. I'm getting tired of waiting although I don't think any of us will be around then, nor our grandchildren, nor our great-grandchildren, etc. I don't want to fight, I just want to watch it on TV.