TWO KINDS OF RELATIONSHIP
Human beings are born into this world with two kinds of relationship: one
with their mother, their father, the human beings nearby and far away;
the other with their immediate natural environment and all of nature,
especially human-scale nature, on this planet.
To live a full human life you will have to be nourished, and you will
have to nourish, both of them.
THE ADMINISTERING ANGEL
In the past the church used to be blessed with many ministering angels: the
state that observed the religious holidays and waged the sectarian wars,
the state that paid the buildings and the priests (whatever they were
called), or, if it did not do so directly, then indirectly with all sorts
of exemptions, the state that took care of the theocentrist propaganda on
the flag, in the national anthem, on the money, and wherever possible, the
state that confined civil marriage to a marriage between one man and one
woman, and so on and so forth.
However, with the advent of human rights, and recently even the idea of an
inclusive society, none of these benefits are self-evident anymore.
Nowadays, there is only one angel left, an angel that administers what
remains of the estate; one that desperately keeps things in the old order
or tries to bring them back to it.
A world war between the churches (whatever they are called) of the One Holy
Book and of the other Holy Book may drive people back to the one or the
other church temporarily, when they will be forced to take sides.
After that, and also without such a terrible conflict, the administering
last angel of the church will stay behind, shattered and baffled by so
much emphasis on norms and values which the church never knew in 'her'
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Community spirit may be something beautiful; it may be something ugly
(albeit, perhaps, under a different label).
The question is what it is determined to create, to maintain or to destroy
(regardless of whether this community spirit is something to the material
advantage or disadvantage of yourself).
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THE INS AND OUTS OF 'AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY'
It has become fashionable in some circles to speak of 'an inclusive
But are these people aware of what it means for a society to be inclusive
without being exclusivistic?
(The diverseniks and exclusivist impostors may not even care.)
They may know some of the ins but too few of the outs.
ONE NATION, NEUTRAL AND INCLUSIVE
Should you ever be forced to choose between One Nation Under
God and One Nation, Neutral and Inclusive, choose the latter
for the good of everyone, theocentrists included.
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NOTHING CHANGES, NOTHING ENDURES
In the realm of the ultimate everything is at rest, nothing flows.
In the realm of the instrumental everything is in a state of flux,
nothing stays still.
nothing changes but the nonultimate,
nothing endures but the ultimate.
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Some people claim that they are not willing to base themselves on what
human beings make up now, and then surrender themselves to what one man
cooked up one thousand or even thousands of years ago.
Be fruitful ... ... NO MORE
Be fruitful and multiply NO MORE THAN GOOD FOR A NATURAL EQUILIBRIUM.
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BE FRUITFUL ... ... no more
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY no more than good for a natural equilibrium.
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INCLUDE YOU YOURSELVES
If the Other or others draw one or more irrelevant distinctions and do not
include you, do not draw the same distinction or distinctions but include
you yourself or yourselves.
FORMULA OF THE NORM (2)
norm of inclusivity is the
ground-norm obtained by taking the universal version of the
non-metadoctrinal, nonpropositional principle of
discriminational, nondoxastic relevance and
by interpreting it in a catenically neutralistic way.
In short: it is the neutralistic interpretation of the principle of
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FORMULA OF THE NORM (1)
norm of neutrality is the
ground-norm obtained by taking the non-metadoctrinal, nonpropositional
principle of catenated neutrality and by refining or interpreting it in a
In short: it is the relevantistic interpretation of the principle of
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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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