SEXUALITY, PROPORTION AND MORALITY
Some people lose every sense of proportion when it comes to sexuality
outside marriage and religion, and every sense of morality when it comes
to sexuality inside marriage and religion.
Such people do not think it wrong to circumcise small children, and to
give their children in marriage, and such people do not think it wrong
that much older men marry underage girls, even
tho it concerns
children who are not yet able to choose and who have not yet chosen
consciously and independently for the religion in question or for marriage,
let alone for a marriage with a particular person.
53.NEY-63rd Southern Late Lent
THE EYE OF 'ER NEEDLE
I will never claim that it is easier for a camel to pass
thru the eye of a
needle than for a rich person to find eternal freedom from suffering, but
i do claim that the rich person
'imself a needle with a
gigantic eye will not find eternal freedom from suffering, let alone
61.NMY-63rd Southern Mid-Lent
THE LAST CONVULSION
The information era is the last convulsion of the truth era.
After that the relevance era will follow, that is, the era of truth
and relevance together.
40.NEY-63rd Southern Early Lent
NEVER IN THAT EXCLUSIVIST VEIN
Never will i rape truth, and never will i be pleased with anyone else
raping truth for me, by claiming that i am the supreme being, by claiming
that i am its first representative on Earth, by claiming that i am 'His'
only son, by claiming that i am 'His' second son, by claiming that i am
'His' first prophet, by claiming that i am 'His' last prophet or by
claiming any other such gibberish in that exclusivist vein.
62.NEY-63rd Southern Equinoctial
TO BELIEVE IN THE WRONG
To believe in supernaturalism is to ignore reality. To believe in
theocentrism is to ignore the primacy of norms and values. To believe in
theism is to ignore the supreme being or being supreme.
42.SEM-63rd Southern Mid-Yule
'BLISS WAS IT'
At every lasting defeat of supernaturalism it is bliss to be alive in the
dawn of a much more natural era; at every lasting defeat of exclusivism
it is bliss to be alive in the dawn of a much more inclusive era; and at
every lasting defeat of extremism it is bliss to be alive in the dawn of
a much more neutral era. And should i or you die the following day,
others may repeat these words: "Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive".
63.NML-63rd Southern Early Yule
IT TAKES ALL SORTS
It takes all sorts to make an inclusive world.
43.NEY-63rd Equatorial Month
FREEDOM OF RELIGION
Freedom of religion is the freedom to make up things that do not exist, or
to follow others who have made up things that do not exist, and the freedom
to deny things that do exist, or to follow others who have denied things
that do exist.
63.NEY-63rd Northern Late Lent
THINKING ABOUT THINKING
Show me the people who thought about thinking in the crowd of all
36.NLL-63rd Northern Mid-Lent
LOCKED INTO A BELIEF SYSTEM?
As a human being, that is, a sociobiological product, you may be
locked into the belief system into which you were born;
as a person you can make up your mind.
62.NEY-63rd Northern Equinoctial
The idea of an omnipotent supreme being is an insane, megalomaniacal
fantasy. And it confuses means and ultimate ends.
41.SML-63rd Northern Late Yule
THE MORE ... THE MORE ...
The more you can exclude for no reason, the more you should include.
62.NEY-63rd Northern Mid-Yule
FINISHED AND READY
Whenever i die, let those who feel sorrow feel joy, for the Wheel is
finished and the Wheel is ready.
56.SEM-63rd Northern Early Yule
People who do not discriminate on the basis of sex will not respect any
sexistiquette. Rules that promote polite behavior between people are good,
rules that promote sexual exclusivism or irrelevantism as natural or normal
62.NLY-62nd Southern Late Lent
The militarist credo is: 'First shoot, then ask!' The
is: 'First believe, and --only if absolutely
necessary-- then think!
42.NLY-62nd Southern Mid-Lent
INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY
The individual needs the community; the community needs the individual.
62.NLL-62nd Southern Early Lent
PRODUCTION AND CREATION
Whereas production is for the greater part the work of the community,
creation is for the greater part the work of the individual.
62.NLL-62nd Southern Equinoctial
DO NOT OBLITERATE ITS SELF-EVIDENCE
Never assert that ethics or normative doctrines can be developed
independently of a belief in a god or gods, because that is the best way of
obliterating the self-evidence of this truth.
37.SLL-62nd Southern Mid-Yule
WHEN PLANNING ...
When planning for years and decades, plan for food and shelter for your
family and friends. When planning for decades and centuries, plan for
peace and prosperity for your community or country. When planning for
centuries and millenniums, plan for a new culture or civilization for
62.NLY-62nd Southern Early Yule
RENDER UNTO THE STATE ...
Render unto the state the things which belong to the state; and to private
organizations or individuals the things which belong to private
organizations or individuals.
41.SLL-62nd Equatorial Month
A RAY OF HOPE
If there is a ray of hope for humankind, then certainly no X-ray.
(The X which stands for (e)Xism, that is, eXclusivism and/or eXtremism.)
61.SMY-62nd Northern Late Lent
THE BOOK OF EVENTS
the Book of Instruments,
the Book of Fundamentals and
the Book of Symbols.
My siblings will write
the Book of Events, with or
60.SLL-62nd Northern Mid-Lent
Supernaturalists can explain anything and everything; therefore nothing.
55.SML-62nd Northern Equinoctial
THE FATHERS OF GODTHINK
One of the worst things about exclusivist godthink is that it visits the
attitudes of the fathers upon the children.
45.SEY-62nd Northern Late Yule
IN THEIR SHADOW
In the shadow of the steeple and the minaret there are people craving for
the All-Brightest Light of extremism.
61.SMY-62nd Northern Mid-Yule
REASON AND FEELING
Reason and feeling need not be separated: they are joined together by the
consistency between inclusive thought and inclusive emotion.
36.EQU-62nd Northern Early Yule
NO NATURAL LAND
No natural land was made for you and me. At most it was and is and will be
made better or made worse by you and me.
61.SMY-61st Southern Late Lent
'NORMS COME FROM THE MIDDLE'
Supernaturalists may claim that norms 'come from above'. But, just like
facts and modal conditions, norms do not 'come from above' or 'from below'.
If anything --for those who want to use this nonsensical
metaphor nonetheless-- the right norms 'come from the middle',
from the central point, that is.
53.NMY-61st Southern Mid-Lent
PROUD TO BE A PLURALIST?
Pluralism is nothing to be proud of; even monism is nothing to be proud of.
But the monist who has succeeded may be praised for
61.NLL-61st Southern Early Lent
SPES NOSTRA EST NORMA
The Norm is our hope.
Our hope is the Norm.
44.NEY-61st Southern Equinoctial
THOSE WHO (DIS)HONOR ME
Those who dishonor me (will) honor me, for it makes me feel proud to be
dishonored by supernaturalists, exclusivists and extremists. Those who
honor me (will) dishonor me, for it makes me feel ashamed to be honored by
people believing in truth, inclusiveness and neutralness, the values they
should abide by.
56.NLY-61st Southern Mid-Yule
DEFEND TRUTH AND SHAME THEODEMONISM
Defend the truth and pay no attention to your possible fear of those
supporting the primacy of one or more gods and/or demons over norms and
60.SEL-61st Southern Early Yule
Science will always remain an island in an ocean of nescience. But it is
better to live and die on that island than to drown in lies and illusions.
43.NEY-61st Equatorial Month
PLEASE, NO OFFENSE TO CONTEMPORARY RELIGION
Religionists often pay lip service to the freedom of expression, provided
that it does not cause offense to their own or a (closely) related
contemporary religion. They conveniently tend to forget that every new
(denominational) doctrine, also
their own religion at the time of its creation, was and can be regarded as
an offense to the old beliefs.
61.NLY-61st Northern Late Lent
It is surprising how many people or how often people try to come to a
satisfactory answer or conclusion when they have not even tried to come up
with a satisfactory question.
60.SML-61st Northern Mid-Lent
ETHNIC EQUALITY IS NO INEQUALITY (II)
We are not treated as equals, ethnically or culturally, if the one group of
people receive sympathy for their religious duties for a whole ('holy')
month, whereas others living in the same territory may not even appeal to
their denominational convictions for half a day.
53.NMY-61st Northern Equinoctial
ETHNIC EQUALITY IS NO INEQUALITY (I)
We are not treated as equals, ethnically or culturally, if the one group of
people are considered citizens in more than one country, whereas others
born and living in the same territory have only one country to fall back
53.NMY-61st Northern Late Yule
They believe a theodemonical entity called "God" made them in one day.
And it clearly shows.
60.EQU-61st Northern Mid-Yule
THE GOOD AND THE EVIL THAT PEOPLE DO
If it is the evil that men do which lives after them, then only because it
is both the good and the evil that people, both men
and women, do which live after them.
45.SMY-61st Northern Early Yule
FIRST THE CONTENT, THEN THE LABEL
When you think something is relevant or interesting, put a suitable label
on it, if needed. Never start from the label --as often
happens--, after which you are going to consult dictionaries
and encyclopedias in order to find out what you consider relevant or what
it is that you are supposed to be interested in.
47.NLY-60th Southern Late Lent
THE CRIME OF CRIMES AND THE SIN OF SINS
The crime of crimes and the sin of sins in human society is to kill another
person on purpose against 'er wish who has never killed another person on
purpose against 'er wish, who has never called for or suggested the killing
of others against their wish and who does not even adhere to a political or
denominational ideology demanding or justifying the killing of persons who
have never killed others against their wish.
60.EQU-60th Southern Mid-Lent
A FLAT TIRE
Religion is a flat tire that is being pumped again and again but
that will have to be replaced someday.
56.EQU-60th Southern Early Lent
'FOR WITHOUT ARE SPECIESISTS ...'
The Norm of Inclusivity shall make you
distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant.
And the Norm of Inclusivity shall make you put the relevance in
inclusivity and inclusion above the irrelevance in exclusivity and
exclusion. And the Norm of Inclusivity shall make you respect all as
yourself. For without are speciesists and sexists and racists and all those
others who speak in a discriminatory bark and who act villainously
60.NML-60th Southern Equinoctial
THE HIDDEN MEN OF POLYGYNY
People in cultures with polygyny (mistakenly called "polygamy") make the
standard jokes about sleeping arrangements for a man with three or four
wives. They do not tell us anything about the two or three times as many
men, dead or alive, without a wife.
58.SEY-60th Southern Mid-Yule
HOOK, LINE AND SINKER
Religious fishes often swallow supernaturalist stories hook, line and
42.NLL-60th Southern Early Yule
Many theorists who lack the contemporary systematic rigidity or creative
imagination try to make up for this with a lot of historical acrobatics.
42.NLY-60th Equatorial Month
A GOD PLAYING SCIENTIST
Some theocentrists complain that scientists, or more particularly
geneticists and cell technologists, are playing God. They turn things
upside down: it is monotheist religion that creates a Supreme Being that
plays scientist, and an omniscient one at that.
59.NMY-60th Northern Late Lent
EQUAL STANDARDS FOR THE SOBER
Children and adults who are never drunk or otherwise intoxicated should be
forgiven for doing a naughty thing, if others are forgiven the same thing
because they only dared and did do such a thing while being intoxicated.
59.NEY-60th Northern Mid-Lent
THE GOOD OPPONENTS OF THEODEMONISM
Real theodemonists deify themselves and demonize their opponents. But
their good opponents have themselves led by truth and inclusivity without
deifying themselves and their good opponents only despise theodemonism
without demonizing the ones who suffer from it.
47.NLY-60th Northern Equinoctial
MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM
Modernism is a label without substance, something like New Age
thinking; postmodernism is not only a label without substance
but a parasitic one to boot.
58.SEL-60th Northern Late Yule
normists are unbelievers
because they do not believe in a
theodemonical god and/or devil
in a theocentrist worldview, then
theocentrists are unbelievers
because they do not believe in the primacy of norms and values in a
45.SEL-60th Northern Mid-Yule
The polluted canals of supernaturalism and the sewers of
superstition cross the lands of this planet everywhere and it requires
civilization everywhere to curb them.
59.NLY-60th Northern Early Yule