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Ruprecht

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« Reply #45 on: December 30, 2022, 05:33:16 PM »
Unhappy people often join cults and such seeking purpose. Woke gives them the same sense of purpose. It allows them to believe they are better and more enlightened than the non-woke. Unhappy people like to trash the things that make others happy hoping it will make them happy.

When targets cave to the attacks it makes them feel really powerful and happy for a short while, and encourages more of the same kind of attacks.
Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing. ~Robert E. Howard

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Re: Pundit
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2023, 12:07:24 AM »
"It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
—C.S. Lewis

So much for the natural law written on men's hearts . . . turns out that can't be relied upon in the face of the ideologue.

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Re: Pundit
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2023, 11:05:46 AM »
"It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
—C.S. Lewis

So much for the natural law written on men's hearts . . . turns out that can't be relied upon in the face of the ideologue.
I thought that the idea of “natural law written on men’s hearts” was that almost everyone has a natural sense of what is right, not that they’ll obey it 100% of the time. Quite a few would seem to disobey it at almost every opportunity.

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Re: Pundit
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2023, 04:34:59 AM »

I thought that the idea of “natural law written on men’s hearts” was that almost everyone has a natural sense of what is right, not that they’ll obey it 100% of the time. Quite a few would seem to disobey it at almost every opportunity.

Bingo, this is what the author of this phrase intended in the context.

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Re: Pundit
« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2023, 11:22:09 AM »
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So much for the natural law written on men's hearts . . . turns out that can't be relied upon in the face of the ideologue.

Existence of natural law also depends of overall metaphysics so relying on it as some sort of idea over other ideas was always kinda dumb.
You gonna argue with people holding opposite metaphysical believes to you that they should share your own anthropology? That's ridiculous concept.
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