A Thought on Socialism vs. Capitalism

Filed under:Politics — posted by Anwyn on January 5, 2008 @ 7:16 pm

If nobody owes you anything, then they also don’t owe anybody else who might cut you out of your share.

Deep thoughts. I haz them.

Food for Thought

Filed under:Religion — posted by Anwyn @ 1:44 pm

A guy I know describes himself as both Christian and Buddhist and has mentioned, in that context, looking at beliefs and religions “that have something to offer.”

I think it’s likely to be more valuable in the long run to consider whether any religion or belief system tends to oblige you to allegiance.

People looking for something to be offered them might tend to wind up, um, enthusiastically taking up for long lists of tripe to see where they can get the best value. What happens when the next big bargain of “something offered” for effort, self-discipline, and time comes along? Certainly the belief system that exalts human beings to the top of the rational food chain has a lot to “offer” in terms of pride and self-importance.

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