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tama

(9,137 posts)
69. Deus ex Machina!
Sat Dec 31, 2011, 02:23 PM
Dec 2011

technology as religion, control over nature (lat. supra natura). Technocracy and theocracy, same'o same'o...

Please, Something Else...

I see your 1 and advance you a minus one. Total score: MarkCharles Dec 2011 #1
Good luck with this list. I asked for the same a few weeks ago, and got two things; Jack and Shit. cleanhippie Dec 2011 #2
What would a world without religion have looked like? rrneck Dec 2011 #3
How did we get rid of burning people at the stake? MarkCharles Dec 2011 #4
We didn't supress all the stuff you mentioned rrneck Dec 2011 #7
Probably like this Eliminator Dec 2011 #5
So rrneck Dec 2011 #8
Our collective outrage at The Last Airbender movie. ZombieHorde Dec 2011 #9
Okay, that would do it. rrneck Dec 2011 #10
I think it would look almost the same as our world Taverner Dec 2011 #13
Michelangelo would STILL have been one of the greatest artists of all time. cleanhippie Dec 2011 #14
But we never would have known who he was Taverner Dec 2011 #32
Perhaps, but will never know for sure. cleanhippie Dec 2011 #50
Not necessarily. rrneck Dec 2011 #39
Right. Unfortunately, we wouldn't have heard of him Starboard Tack Dec 2011 #56
You cannot know that. cleanhippie Dec 2011 #64
Of course not, but most likely he would have been unknown Starboard Tack Dec 2011 #66
You should see this... cleanhippie Dec 2011 #15
I'm familiar with it. rrneck Dec 2011 #21
Where would women have fit in? deacon_sephiroth Dec 2011 #23
Where would women have fit in? rrneck Dec 2011 #46
Your second paragraph would be more compelling if human pair bonding was always Leontius Dec 2011 #53
Well it is just a message board post. rrneck Dec 2011 #58
After reading this post and a more careful rereading of the other post Leontius Dec 2011 #60
No worries. Good talking to you. rrneck Dec 2011 #61
Sure, and then moved past it. cleanhippie Dec 2011 #51
"Moved past" might not be the right phrase. rrneck Dec 2011 #54
Your appeals to emotion, while powerful, prove nothing. cleanhippie Dec 2011 #65
Well actually rrneck Dec 2011 #68
Deus ex Machina! tama Dec 2011 #69
Well said. Right on the money. Starboard Tack Dec 2011 #57
Thanks. rrneck Dec 2011 #59
Nice tama Dec 2011 #43
No need to mention Leontius Dec 2011 #67
like this... deacon_sephiroth Dec 2011 #18
Meditation and other religious, mind-altering practices. nt ZombieHorde Dec 2011 #6
I disagree (with that post, not the other one, screw M. Night!) deacon_sephiroth Dec 2011 #12
Meditation was invented by Hindus for religious purposes. ZombieHorde Dec 2011 #47
how strange... deacon_sephiroth Dec 2011 #11
how strange.... cbayer Dec 2011 #16
you'll forgive me (I think you have to) deacon_sephiroth Dec 2011 #17
You make the mistake of conflating those that have used religion cbayer Dec 2011 #19
used religion to liberate and embrace? deacon_sephiroth Dec 2011 #20
So often believers can't grasp a simple concept "you don't need religion to do it, you never didyo" MarkCharles Dec 2011 #22
That's because, as you have so often pointed out, believers are really intellectually cbayer Dec 2011 #24
speaking of which deacon_sephiroth Dec 2011 #26
The American Civil Rights Movement for African Americans cbayer Dec 2011 #28
am I to understand that was brought to us by religion? n/t deacon_sephiroth Dec 2011 #29
Are you going to deny the role that religion and religious institutions played cbayer Dec 2011 #30
I didn't elaborate very well deacon_sephiroth Dec 2011 #36
And a lovely new year to you as well. cbayer Dec 2011 #38
Are you going to deny the role that socialists and communists institutions played mr blur Dec 2011 #62
Absolutely not. There were many parties involved. cbayer Dec 2011 #63
Agreed. That's one. Eliminator Dec 2011 #33
I agree. cbayer Dec 2011 #35
Silly me I thought the major impetus of the african slave trade was money and power . Leontius Dec 2011 #55
All people are equal, that's a simple concept, too! MarkCharles Dec 2011 #31
Do those simple people fall into any groups? Because, unless I read this cbayer Dec 2011 #34
"The only people who I can imagine would be offended by a nativity scene that included gay.......... MarkCharles Dec 2011 #40
Exactly right. Homophobic bigots. cbayer Dec 2011 #41
Evidently the idea of belief in Christ or a god had no effect MarkCharles Dec 2011 #48
Is any of this getting through?? Did you really just say that? cbayer Dec 2011 #49
Of course, anyone could (and should) work for social justice. cbayer Dec 2011 #25
I accept your apology deacon_sephiroth Dec 2011 #27
Anyone could oppress, murder and enslave certain groups, you don't need religion to do it, Leontius Dec 2011 #37
Because I'm staying on topic deacon_sephiroth Dec 2011 #42
In the former thread tama Dec 2011 #44
There might have been confusion about the modern meaning of those terms as MarkCharles Dec 2011 #45
I explained tama Dec 2011 #52
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