[extropy-chat] War of Ideology

Bret Kulakovich bret at bonfireproductions.com
Tue Aug 3 13:27:22 UTC 2004

Just talking to someone voice -

Yes,  this is nth degree simplification.

But I find for the purpose of dialog or rules-sets, simplicity is the 

On Aug 2, 2004, at 2:47 PM, Bret Kulakovich wrote:

> Not to beat a dead thread, but -
> I had a room mate once, who was incredibly neat and well organized. 
> Yes, some people would call him a "neat-freak" or even 
> "super-anal-retentive" This wasn't an Odd Couple scenario, with me 
> being a slob, but I wasn't as highly structured. From time to time we 
> made each other crazy.
> So my question is : Who was right?
> I heard of an academic expert speaking on Isalm, of course talking the 
> sense of it being a religion of peace and the like. The quote that 
> stuck with me, was something along the lines of the "problem" is 
> radical interpretations of Islamic law, and that most of history 
> involving Islam revolves around a small minority.
> I tend to keep with the old "Your right to throw a punch ends at my 
> face" Heinleinian angle.
> But if we have a group that wants to create "the perfect Islamic 
> nation-state", and are constantly looking to increase their 
> square-footage, are we not having an ideological conflict? I think 
> that blaming partisan politics, soviet-era US backing, coddling 
> Israel, and all other catch phrases, are failing to acknowledge the 
> fact that this does seem to be an ideological problem...?

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