JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/10/said-better-elsewhere.html (5 comments)

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jsid-1160968273-533139  -B at Mon, 16 Oct 2006 03:11:13 +0000

I am laughing at the irony.

jsid-1160993471-533156  Aaron at Mon, 16 Oct 2006 10:11:11 +0000

As a Libertarian, I've long recognized the limitations of the party, and the philosophy.
We're better off supporting candidates from either party that espouse Libertarian principles, and convincing the more openminded politicians of why property, gun, and civil rights are so critical and need to be protected more actively.

jsid-1161086155-536224  billfry at Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:55:55 +0000

my dad always said,if a man minds his own busines he will have a full time job.

jsid-1161126579-536268  P. Froward at Tue, 17 Oct 2006 23:09:39 +0000

Most of the self-righteous, inflexible, single-minded, authoritarian true believers I've known have loudly and damn near incessantly declared themselves to be open-minded, flexible, complex, ambiguous, and anti-authoritarian.

Maybe that's a Massachusetts thing. Dunno.

jsid-1161132430-536270  geekWithA.45 at Wed, 18 Oct 2006 00:47:10 +0000

This is essentially the same dynamic that favors religious orthodoxy over gnosticism. Gnosis, which I use in the sense of a person's direct experience and knowledge of the Divine, is inherently an individualistic thing that is not amenable to the organizational discipline and memetic innoculin that is the hallmark of an orthodox religion.

For more on that point, see Karen Armstrong's "A History of God, The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam"

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