Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Back to debate blogging

My intention with my blog of 3rd December was a blatant attempt at trying to get someone (hell anyone) worked up enough to put a comment there. I must admit it was an abject failure :-(. However, I'm still hoping, and since all comments get sent to me as email, it won't go unnoticed just because it's way down there at the bottom of my blog ready to be archived. I still want to argue about impartiality of various articles from any and all sources that we read. Also, I want to know Dr. Clam's thoughts on treatising life on the edges of the bathtub curve of life - He did briefly mention it and I'm infinitely curious, as that is where I perceive some contradictions on his view on life. I am also curious as to whether Lexifab feels vindicated in his views on war in Iraq or whether he has lost interest in despair at the situation moving on at its own pace. And another thing I remember I wanted to argue about: The separation of church and state and freedom of religion - These are crucial elements in any new nations constitutions. The main problems with Iran can be traced back to the lack of these as a cause. Even the Roman empire, I believe became destined to fail completely once Christianity became its "official" religion. (My point being here that it wasn't because of Christianity's laws but any religion being entwined with a government causing the problem)

2 comments:

Dr. Clam said...

Ask me some detailed questions about the bathtub curve view of life! Where are these contradictions you see? I believe that as the health resources available to distribute will always be finite, they should be preferentially directed towards the middle of the bathtub curve. However, I am adamantly opposed to both active euthanasia and active infanticide/abortion. Show me the contradictions- I hunger and thirst for a self-consistent Weltanschauung!I will mount a spirited attack on the separation of Church and State just as soon as you provide a definition of it. It is good to remember that the Christian Roman Empire lasted until the sack of Constantinople in 1452- i.e., more than a thousand years. And religion and the state were inextricably entwined during every minute of the 3000-year reign of the Pharaoahs...

I'm on holiday- can you guess? :)

Dr. Clam said...

Dammit, that is my typo. It should be 11453, of course. I might take up the separation of church and state on my own blog...