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on: May 17, 2018, 08:53
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Now that you mention it, I can recall the nun who did our catechism class at Ursuline (we non-Catholics attended, but we didn't have to participate in the discussions) giving examples of a good Catholic dying vs. an atheist dying. The first was ready and somewhat anticipating Heaven (though assuming you would definitely get there was the sin of presumption -- at the time I knew nothing of the principles of Calvinism), the second was most unhappy.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: May 17, 2018, 10:58
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Being a very logical sort and drawing the obvious conclusions of Christian theology, I raised my hand. As I recall, I was the only one who did.

It’s a loaded question, given that suicide is a mortal sin. Blah blah blah. You can get experts in doctrine to go on and on about why heaven is to be lived for but not die for. They might even make some sense.

But at the end of the day, we hit the difficult wall of trying to get our religion to produce certainty out of what is, at best, mysterious and fuzzy. The logical answer is that we ought to welcome our demise (and as soon as possible) if heaven is our destination.

One of the core problems not talked about in polite company is that heaven and hell are very convenient ways for religious leaders to control their minions. Whether heaven and hell are real, I can’t say. But they are useful concepts for a bureaucracy.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: May 17, 2018, 11:02
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That's why Marx referred to religion as the opiate of the masses. It kept them from revolting (unlike Marx and his followers, who are revolting).

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: May 17, 2018, 11:40
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What you and I know that means, of course is: “People who are happy and generally satisfied with their lives don’t make for good foot soldiers in the war to overturn everything.”

So these same people often need help. Only when they know they are oppressed can things change. (Better change? Worse change? Who cares? Forward! Reset!)

And you can know for sure that people who give their college thesis in their underwear in front of an entire classroom knows that they are oppressed. Some evil textile forces out there burden them with fashionable clothing, although I’m not sure why the bra and panties weren’t oppressive as well. Perhaps they were woven by third-world “people of color” on no-emission looms powered by unicorn farts.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: May 17, 2018, 11:59
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Hand looms don't need even animal labor. I've seen them used.

There was a famine somewhere in Russia in Lenin's early days. As a Communist, he didn't want them to get any help because that eliminate any value it had for inducing revolution. After all, you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs. (Arthur Peabody Goodpasture had the right answer: "There's a difference between breaking eggs and breaking people." Leftists see no difference.)

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: May 17, 2018, 12:05
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Here's a list of 100 PC Words and Phrases. A few choice ones:

2) Homeless (Outdoor Urban Dwellers)
3) Insane (Reality Challenged)
9) Insult (Emotional Rape)
14) Right wing protest (Riot)
23) Fat (Metabolic Overachiever)
28) Natural Disaster (Global Warming Incident)
41) Crime Rate (Street Activity Index)
51) Blackboard (Chalkboard)

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on: May 17, 2018, 13:43
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We should have mentioned 15) Left wing riot (Protest) along with 14, since they're meant to go together. I'd also note that 18) Global warming (Climate change) isn't political correctness but scientific correctness. Of course, I often refer to climate alarmism as "global warming aka climate change aka climate disruption". Or simply Gorescam.

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