From: Sean McCullough
To: Steve Bedard 09-Jul-93 02:13am
Subject: A Debate...
You were saying:
> Society has been turning its back on Christianity for the last thirty
> years or so. Yet things do not seem to be getting better.
> In fact they seem to be getting worse.
"I've been turning my back on Tobacco for the last thirty days or so. Yet
things do not seem to be getting better. In fact, they seem to be getting
Please consider that a society like ours, which has operated by ironclad
conformity for several hundred years, WILL have problems for the first
century or so after it grants itself the right, as individuals, to make
critical life decisions for themselves.
And it is well within the memory of many here of mainstream childbearing age,
that marriage was virtually mandatory (economic life was a virtual
impossibility without marriage as late as the 1960's), singularity was "prima
facie" evidence of some sort of sexual deviancy (which was why economic
success was essentially denied to the lifelong singletons), etc. And THE
factor responsible for this un-healthy, conformance-based, social structure
WAS Biblical religion!!
The parallel between so-called "Bible-believing" Christianity, and all other
ADDICTIONS, is well established. Amerikkkan society is now in WITHDRAWAL from
that addiction. Withdrawal, as doubtless you know, begins when the addict
takes his/her last dose of the Substance (to which [s]he is addicted).
And Amerikkkan society IS now showing many signs of withdrawal. And this is
NECESSARY, in order to create a natural selection against those who cannot
function as adults without externally applied structure. Such humans are not
really fit to live, and they CERTAINLY are not fit to breed! The fit are, of
course, such humans as can live both easily and well WITHOUT externally
The reason things seem so bad right now is that we are witnessing the
destructive phase of the natural selection process in disfavor of those
humans who require a society based on conformance. Had you been born 100-150
years later, you would have other opinions on the subject, as you would be
living in the times when humanity will reap the benefits of this selection.
But as you were born just in time to witness the Destructive phase of the
selection, this is not the case.
Think about it!
ataraxia -- Sean