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.
I think we can agree that the “goal” of genes is self preservation through replication. Sometimes evolution is necessary, as a bundle of genes with one variation may replace a bundle of genes with another variation. The difference, when it comes to humans, is that we have a substantially higher cognitive capacity. We can learn and develop new technologies to meet new challenges. Where non-human animals are forced by circumstance to evolve genetically, humans have the option to instead evolved technologically. In the end we can serve our primary biological imperative without sacrifice, or at least with less sacrifice.
I just see no need to pursue genetic alteration, we have many other alternatives we can pursue long before that becomes anywhere near necessary. I think we have more than enough room to keep our genetic stock the way it is.
I find it strange how so many people who hate nationalism and such will readily identify as human, they’ll think of our species as a whole. I’m sorry, but if group pride is irrational all group pride is irrational. Don’t talk about our species in a positive light if you don’t allow others to talk about their race or nation in a positive light.
Frankly, it wasn’t that great of a movie. I thought it would be good, since I enjoyed the book and other movies, but it was only okay. It felt kind of rushed and forced. There wasn’t enough development for me to really understand or care about the characters either.
With no more frontiers to explore, save space—which can only be allowed, even in fantasy, as aneutered bureaucratic project—the modern, effeminate, bourgeois “First World” states can no longer produce new honor cultures. New, pure warrior-gangs can only rise in anarchic opposition to the corrupt, feminist, anti-tribal, degraded institutions of the established order. Manhood can only be rebooted by the destruction of their future, and the creation of new futures for new or reborn tribes of men. It is too late for conservatism. For the majority of men, only occupied structures and empty gestures remain.