Reason Caused the Holocaust

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Re: Reason Caused the Holocaust

Postby Coyote » Sun May 05, 2013 6:01 pm

Ridiculous. Moral relativism caused the holocaust?? :shock:
"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
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Re: Reason Caused the Holocaust

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun May 05, 2013 6:14 pm

While moral relativism may not be the greatest philosophy, it is in no way related to the absolutist ideas of fascism.
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Re: Reason Caused the Holocaust

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun May 05, 2013 6:18 pm

A national day of reason?

Just a day? What about the other 364.25 days?

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Re: Reason Caused the Holocaust

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun May 05, 2013 11:15 pm

Well, it had to happen some day. Fox News shot itself on the head.
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Reason Caused the Holocaust

Postby Dan74 » Sun May 05, 2013 11:26 pm

Hitler was of course famous for his calm reasoned speeches to the German people, frequently citing Immanuel Kant in the best tradition of European Age of Reason thinkers. Right?
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Re: Reason Caused the Holocaust

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Re: Reason Caused the Holocaust

Postby manas » Mon May 06, 2013 1:33 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Reason Caused the Holocaust

Postby manas » Mon May 06, 2013 1:55 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Reason Caused the Holocaust

Postby Kenshou » Mon May 06, 2013 2:06 am

Insert snark here. Gosh.

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Re: Reason Caused the Holocaust

Postby Roland » Mon May 06, 2013 2:07 am

For Fox sake...
"No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it. For by its very tossing it tightens its grip and plants its roots more securely; the fragile trees are those that have grown in a sunny valley."

--Seneca the Younger (57 BCE- 65 AD)


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