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  •  thought provoking stuff. (9+ / 0-)

    I can only say we are a long, long way from any measure of redemption.

    On a different note, I still can't "believe in" Omelas, even with the suffering child, because I can't imagine how that would transubstantiate the nature of the humans living in Omelas such that they might act any differently than "normal."  For example, what would be left in a human if you removed the seven deadly sins?  Lust and anger are obviously adaptive under some conditions.  Gluttony is great when meals are unpredictable.  Pride in oneself can be a good thing, too.  Sloth is a real time-saver.  And so on.  Transubstantiation strikes me not just as myth, but as even undesirable, compared to, say, the judicious (and just) deployment of our inborn tendencies.

    We don't have time for short-term thinking.

    by Compound F on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 06:33:27 PM PST

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