[Homestead] It's almost over
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 4 17:07:21 EST 2008
> I would say that some of it is genetic and the other is taught. This
> thread would be a prime example of it being taught. All but you are
> arguing that it is somehow o.k. because that is what humans do.
Excuse me, but I never said warring or violence or aggression was okay,
in fact, I clearly talked about morality and justification, in that
violence to defend oneself is morally justified in our society. After
reading SusanJane's piece, I will allow that not all believe in self
defense or resistance, but I think 99.9% of people on this planet will
resort to violence to protect themselves or their family.
> I know that my heritage didn't even have a word for murder until the
> invaders came along. Yet the folks up the mountain did. The folks
> up the mountain were always fighting with other folks. My people
> thought it was crazy, a form of insanity <g> and to this day refer to
> the folks up the mountain as "those crazy ****."
Your people may not have had a word for murder, but did they not have a
word for kill? When most people use the word murder, they mean
pre-meditated, but kill doesn't imply that. Perhaps your people had a
word for kill and not murder. Perhaps they had no experience with the
pathological concept of pre-meditation, but they did have experience
with the concept of hunting strategy and killing. Is that the case?
Besides, perhaps your people were correct that pre-meditated murder is
pathological or symptomatic of insanity. (I personally think so)
And by the way, I am anxiously awaiting that English Muffin recipe. :)
“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to
hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
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