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Originally posted by TruthAboveIgnorance
It's interesting to see selfproclaimed pacifists saying that Violence is ignorant / unnatural. Or that it only leads to more violence. The latter may be true it certain circumstances, but the former is ignorant in itself.
Show me one species on the planet that does not, at some time, enact violence, and I will show you a liar. Violence in it's self is neither good nor evil. And most certainly it is natural. To say otherwise is to deny and ignore the genetics, sociology, psychology, evolution, and history of every species.
In fact, one may posit that violence has led to some of the the worlds largest scientific advancements. However, that is another discussion for another time.
On the subject of samurai; some would say that our species has advanced beyond needing such things. That in modern society there is no place for people like the samurai.
To those people Bushido is antiquated and mundane. Apearently today we should admire people like Snooki and Kim Kardashian, and cherish materialism.
Deny Ignorance!edit on 31-5-2012 by TruthAboveIgnorance because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by RAY1990
reply to post by TruthAboveIgnorance
Couldn't have said it better myself a scientific proof will show all pacifists without question wrong, Humans though are one of the few animals to show pacifism with effect. Why kill when you can negotiate? but that being said we cannot and will not forget our nature and if something/someone is wrong "so be it"
The problem is that ways of chivalry are well gone which in itself isn't bad, the thing that's bad is people these days have very little to look up on and think "well that's right and honorable" their too busy with the naughty vices of today