THE FIRST MOON LANDING
The first moon landing may have been an index of the technological
achievements of mankind, it has not in a comparable way been an index of
any cultural progress of humankind.
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TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY
The choice is between temporarily or permanently.
Be liberal and allow the spread of dictatorial ideas, be inclusive and
allow the spread of exclusivism, and your society shall be as you want
it to be, temporarily.
Be liberal or inclusive and let dictatorial ideas or exclusivism
not dominate or gain ground, and your society shall be as you want it to
DISTINGUISHING FANTASY FROM FACT
Supernaturalists may be good at distinguishing fantasy from fact.
When it comes to the crunch they are incapable of distinguishing fact
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INCLUSIVITY YES, UNLESS;
DIVERSITY NO, ALTHO
Explanation: inclusivity yes, unless so-called "inclusivity" (or
"inclusiveness") fails to distinguish between the relevant and
the irrelevant, and attempts to include exclusivist thought,
symbolism and/or action; diversity no, because
diversity in itself is a
value —the more diverse the better—
altho in practice
inclusivity often embraces a great deal of diversity —but not as an
end in itself— in the way it includes very diverse people, living
beings and things.
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A 'MORE INCLUSIVE' RELIGION
Those who nowadays still like religion to be more liberal,
tolerant or inclusive (read "less
exclusivistic") resemble the people who used to go to
work by horse and wanted much faster horses at a time that the car had
already been invented.
LITERALISTS OF RELIGIOUS FICTION
The literalists of ancient or more recent religious fiction are, by direct
implication, the most supernaturalistic and,
by indirect implication, the most exclusivistic of
Yet, literally these so-called 'literalists' do not exist, for they will
always cherry-pick the passages from the ancient Holy Books they find
attractive and enforceable, while keeping silent about the
passages which even in the eyes of not entirely brainwashed members of
their own flock are silly or pathological, if not
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