Re: Democracy held hostage

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 08:36:03 MDT

From: "Brian D Williams" <>
> Without standards, nothing is a "crime".

Right, and since we are never without standards, we need never be in doubt as
to what constitutes crime.

> Suicide isn't an act of bravery as any psychiatrist can tell you.

They should know. Psychiatrists have the highest suicide rate of any group.

> As anyone who has taken philosophy 101 knows there is no such thing
> as objective, man is the measure.

So then this is a subjective statement and only has relevance in relation to
how one measures it; and outside the realm of philosophy, science has high
regard for objectivity which is accessible via mechanical measurement
independent of human intervention.

> These chickenshit cowards thought they were earning eternal rewards
> in an afterlife and the title of heroes in this one. They were
> narcissistic greedy little bastards, along with being cowards.

Yep, you got that right. Their theism gave them the strength to perpetrate
their crimes.

> The brave and courageous were the men aboard flight 93 and I would
> not have their memory tarnished by refering to their killers as
> anything other than the scum of the earth they were.

The men who foiled the theistic hijackers were indeed heroes, and despite Tina
Turner's popular lyrics, we do need more heroes.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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