Monday, May 12, 2008

The Waning of the Light

Ten years ago, Vault-Co suggested that soils become depleted near the end of the interglacial cycle again and again, to await their rebirth in the next cycle ... and a new era in which the previous ragnarok is forgotten.

Global slump of 2008 spreads across the financial sector

The dollar is dying and so is the food distribution system

Russia promises boomtimes like never before to it's people


trueaim said...

Yes, watching the lights fade on platonic humanist civilization reminds me of the malfunctioning supercomputer 'HAL' in the movie '2001' 'HAL' starts to protest 'Dave please Dave', 'what are you doing Dave', 'My mind is going there is no question about it', but the end is of course inevitable, death. Civilization without God equals death, simple equation, humans can protest like 'HAL' as much as they like, the result will be the same.

Texas Arcane said...

That's a great analogy. I hope you don't mind if I steal that for my personal use when I feel a sheeple lecture coming on.

You're absolutely right about that. Methodically plucking the Christian principles out of Western civilization and hoping the structure will stand on "it's own" is identical to the scene where Dave pulls out HAL's memory cards, eroding his mind until he just fades away.

After you pull out all the Christian paradigms, there is no "it's own" left to the West. It's just Babies, the Other White Meat.

Anonymous said...

I believe that Egypt was not always a desert and was in fact grassland during the time of the Pharaohs.

Anonymous said...

Are you familiar with Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise? Specifically:

Anonymous said...

"Civilization without God equals death."

Bullocks. Religion is whats going to kill us all.


Texas Arcane said...

I believe your irrational irreligious zeal and dogmatic conviction it is by nature bad is clouding your judgement on the irrational dogma of Christianity due to it's irrational zeal, RZero.

Remember, if there is anything crazier than believing God is the only thing that can save us, it's believing that the State or human nature can save us. Now that's really baked-in crazy.

Anonymous said...

Grow some balls of your own and stop clinging to god's.
A man stands on his own two feet and needs not a god for a crutch.

Texas Arcane said...

It's true, God is not a crutch.

He is a stretcher. A man cannot limp into heaven under his own power.

What was good enough for our ancestors is good enough for me, too. I figure I better hold my judgement on who had balls until my generation gets their first taste of real life. Our ancestors seemed to believe their faith was worth keeping and I am not letting any consumer units talk me out of mine. You can tell me more after you prove you can build and maintain a civilization instead of just living in the ruins.