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  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Hm, I guess it was Disch in "Camp Concentration" who compared the concept of predetermined grace to a KZ commandant... Problem is, we could have a nice chat about the failings of Catholicism, my problem is implying Mainstream Reformers were...
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    According to the article Lutherans still do absolution in some forms, which would be the reformer most Germans would be familiar it. Though I might be mistaken, ask 2 Lutherans about an issue, you get 3 answers. Problem is, in...
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    Actually, the AfD are not (wholly) neo-nazis (yet). I would describe them as right-wing populists and reactionary social conservatives with quite a few members from the Neue Rechte. Basically somewhat to the right of the contemporary US Republican Party. Quite...
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    Actually, the real problem of the Reformation was with indulgences, where today comparisons are made to emissions tradind, and actually I'm in favour of both, they are far from perfect, but even imperfect instruments are better than none. As for...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    One of the religious triggers of the reformation was the practice of granting absolution without compensation or even strong evidence of repentence. Actually, you might explain then why Early Reformers still had Absolution, but went against the "penitence" part?...
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    BTW, for people interested in religious studies, the Marburg Journal of Religion is available online for free. One of the authors, Marco Frenschkowski, seems to be involved in German fandom, he wrote some articles for the Quarber Merkur, brings back...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Judaism, however, isn't just about belief or rule-defined lifestyle: it's a tribal identity. You can be Jewish by birthright and not believe in God and not follow any of the rules. (Hint: me.) Or you can be Jewish by birthright...
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    One Vietnamese former colleague (it's too early to call him friend) brought along some friends to Vesakh, and I had quite a nice chat with guy who is learning beekeeping and started eating drones. He's also a vegan, but decided...
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    I'm quite well at the moment, situation is quite stable at the moment, I work off my last two days. Problem is the amnesia and belittlement geas is already at work, but I write down notes and have a good...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    I'm really looking forward to it. BTW, I found Peter Pan when browsing through the English books in a shop in December, but I already had quite a few books at hand, but, well Lewis Caroll standing next to it...
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    There is quite a nice overlap between mental and physical pain and exhaustion, protaglandines might be involved, in the case of paracetamol there might also be involvement of the endocannabinoid system and TRPV1. Those systems being involved might also explain...
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    Hey, no offense taken, same with me, I just wanted to show my usual, err, cool was coming back. As for the present situation... Back from a family birthday, it was somewhat stressful, I didn't tell anything, but it was...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    I was thinking about this blog post about "herbivores" eating other animals. I am not that much into the evolutionary history of this, but I guess the road from a "herbivore" to an "omnivore" or the road from an "omnivore"...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    It's ok, I don't want to stay employed there, and as for my sanity, I guess I'm more sane than some other people at work, e.g. a guy driving to work with his car, the Mercedes in question bearing a...
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    Oh, and sorry for derailing this thread somewhat, but we're past the 300 mark......
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    As for the emergency medicine, one thing quite common for AD(H)S is calming down in stress situations, it's far from universal, the syndrome is quite heterogenous, and it isn't even always the case in me. Let's call it nature's own...
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    First of, thanks for the compassion. Second of, well, my mental health is actually quite well. I'll try the somewhat short version, which I suck at, because I either leave out details or get too long. I just told people...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Hope so. Quite a few things to do soon, the Vietnamese are going to celebrate Vesak on May 12th. I said it's hard not to sangha ATM, and I was only partly joking....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    The Autobahn was the gold standard for roads in the 1930s, when they were built by Guess Who Actually the plans go back into the Weimar republic or earlier, and beside the military aspect, the autobahns might have been partly...
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    Well, yes, but as Heteromeles hinted at, most animals are omnivores to some degree, never mind the occasional obligate carnivore. But pigs are very much omnivores. Mind you, seeing a Chinese pig toilet might be a much more efficient way...
  • Commented on Upcoming appearances
    Which makes me wonder why Afghanistan or Switzerland failed to conquer the world, they have plenty of different interest groups. Problem is, the only real answer to "which drives technological progress, unity or disunity?" is "mu". And an look at...
  • Commented on Upcoming appearances
    Hm, Britain has the debatable distinction of having been conquered by the Belgians, err, Belgae... I somewhat wonder if the fun with the Civil War and the Glorious Revolution counts......
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Since we're somewhat past the 300th posting mark... The article about an extinct echinoderm named after OLD BATWINGS is open access, and apparently there is a Google Scholar page about texts citing "The Call of Cthulhu". Mostly (in|post|trans)humanities, but some...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Look at the link about the Lindow man I posted. One theory about the "overkill" is he was a high-class individual, so they sacrificed him to three gods at once. Hm, which gods would you sacrifice BoJo to? Watersports Donald...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Best practice would be to show the "anti-EU" people what life without the EU would be like. That might also work with "the State" and some "libertarians"[1]. We had a protest by German farmers here a few days ago. Let's...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Hm, the historical procedure might have looked somewhat different: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindow_Man (Just looking by and listening to Worlock by Skinny Puppy, inter alia...)...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    You're welcome to this interpretation. As for the number, "Against the blue sky of the Western world, the stars represent the peoples of Europe in a circle, a symbol of unity. Their number shall be invariably set at twelve, the...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    To go off somewhat tangentially, the language of the persons depicted has to match the language of the person in real life. I quite liked the language of the criminal maker in "Rule 34" matching the language of some guy...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    I remember it. There was a time you could watch MTV, though that might be me doing the "everything was better in the past" talk. I'm still not sure how much Beavis and Butthead shaped my taste in music, though....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Err, my head is a hot mess at the moment, but before I forget it, thanks for the links, I forwarded the first one to my brother, he's somewhat into minimal music lately. No luck using it to get hin...
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