[bigbangtango] Re: [Paleopsych] Morality
kendulf at shaw.ca
Sat Mar 26 02:50:40 UTC 2005
Sorry, Garry, but I have known Lutherans that were open-armed and damned nearly saintly, and they were no exception either. In fact, I have in my life never quite connected attitude with religion. Anwar Sadat's type of Islam is what I had been acquainted with via Rudyard Kipling. That was, obviously, some time ago. I remember Sadat's angry denunciation of the ayatollahs in Tehran.. and the his assassination at the hand of Muslim extremists. However, back to Martin Luther and his disciples. Luther himself was not self-righteous towards the poor, quite the contrary. He, although a ward of nobility, denounced their callousness towards peasants. And, by golly, he never minced words! (Kein frohlicher Furz kommt aus einem verzagten Arsch! = No happy fart escapes a timid ars!). The German welfare state did not arise from any catholic leanings, but from hard-headed protestants under Bismarck's leadership. I think you did set up a bit of a straw man there. Cheers, Val Geist
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> Show me a full-blooded Lutheran who is open armed and I'll show you a
> Gerry Reinhart-Waller
> Buck, Ross wrote:
>>I have known many counterexamples to that stereotype...
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>>>>BTW I think that the root difference between liberals and
>>is that liberals tent to respond to the less fortunate with
>>sympathy/pity and conservatives respond to them with contempt/scorn.>>
>>Could be the religious card which determines how people respond to those
>>less fortunate....Catholics like to hug and Lutherans stand with arms
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