They have managed to keep humanity together, to keep their genes relatively intact, and relatively safe.
It’s clear we have many issues where we will never agree, so having internal discussions seems warranted, but how on Earth does discussing hitting children produce a more heated argument than killing children?
Says who? How many people actually aim for the head or heart, and since when is there a rule we have to stand by and let anyone shot bleed out? Last time I checked people can survive being shot, extreme stopping power is still only stopping power. In principle, I see nothing more unique than other self defense weapons (stun guns and pepper spray). Believe it or not, few people want to kill others.
It’s funny, I remember when AMC used to only show old classic movies and the History channel only showed Nazi documentaries, now they both make amazing productions. In a similar thought, I remember when the Scifi channel made awesome shows and had great marathons of old classic ones, now it’s a bunch of reality tv crap.
What the heck kinds of dogs have you tried to pet before? I literally can’t even imagine my dog biting anyone, he’s like the physical form of the phrase “all bark and no bite.” I know he’s a 120lb Husky/Lab, but c’mon. He’s one big baby, he would hide behind the family when my brother’s 20lb Pit Bull pup would attack him.
Treason, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
disagree, man has no better angels..
I wouldn’t challenge the divine to a competition of virtue, humans would surely lose. My hatred of the God hypothesis comes from the servitude, by what right would a god have to rule over man? The only one who can justly stand for man is man. It’s a cliche, but freedom matters. And frankly, there are things more important than righteousness, humans have the capacity to adopt and live with evil. I’m content with the fact humans can be greedy, violent bastards. We are superior by virtue of being human, no transcendent being can place himself above my own kin.
I like to think I’m a virtuous person who abides by the rules, but I must reject subservience and moralistic meddling. I can fathom and even support a church of man, it’s the church of God I must reject. I don’t think I express my hatred of theism enough, since I don’t mind the religious structure, but there it is. Even if gods existed I’d reject them.