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originally posted by: dr1234
a reply to: dr1234
A fair response, but your username strikes me as odd. It seems like you created an account solely to share this idea of yours..
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: InSatanIsisServes
Huh? This guy is a Nazi, a Muslim, and a Satanist? Talk about a wacky hat trick!
The grievous reprehensible sadness-causing mistake I as extremist,
with my fanatical hubriatic certitude of knowing, made for some forty years -
and which all extremists of whatever kind always make - was/is to place some
idea, some ideal, some dogma, some abstraction, before the innocence of
human beings and before those quite simple things which empathy and
pathei-mathos reveal and which express our humanity...
...That reprehensible mistake I made is why extremists embody and manifest
hate and violence and conflict; because extremists dehumanize, as well as so
often enjoying and needing the exhilaration, the sense of identity, the
'enemies', that hate and violence and conflict and abstractions give birth to
and always thereafter nurture. A dehumanization so evident in the truth that
extremists place some goal, some idea, some ideal, some dogma, some
abstraction, some political/social/religious agenda, before a personal love,
before a personal loyalty, before stability, peace, and innocence...
Given what I have intuited about our human nature - what many others have
intuited or discovered over millennia - and what I believe I may have learned
from my own pathei-mathos, I feel humility is indeed a necessity for us, as a
means of guiding us toward avoiding causing suffering; as a means of placing
our own life in the cosmic perspective of Life. That is, as a means of
appreciating our nature as fallible, error-prone, beings who have the ability,
the character, to not only refrain from committing the error of hubris but to
also rationally understand why hubris is an error and what the numinous
may be, beyond ideations and beyond the myths, the allegories, the
spiritualities, the words, that we have used and do use in order to try and
It really doesn't seem to me like a person who has a certain agenda. If anything looks like he has attained a kind of wisdom.