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  • Re: Bro Nate

    In principle I would agree with you. Except that Buddhism is not a religion and does not have a god. Buddha is respected but not worshipped. In Buddhism the

    gestalten2002 15 hours ago
  • Re: Israeli training drives US police brutality: Analyst

    Google, plenty of evidence. Also Mossad gives Delhi cops the edge - The Times of India

    mgraffis 21 hours ago
  • Re: Bro Nate

    Buddha...Shiva...Jew...Christian...all Dragon worship. Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad On Aug 1, 2015, 7:10:38 PM, mgraffis@... [AlasBabylon] wrote: Jew

    roccman2003 22 hours ago
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The tolling of the Gion temple bells
Echoes the impermanence
of all things.
The brilliant colored flowers
of its double-trunked tree
Reveal the truth that
to flourish is to fall.
Like a passing dream
on a springtime evening,
The strong are finally destroyed,
To end as dust
before the wind.

-- Opening of the Heike Monogatari (13th century)

~ Four Horsemen Art by Matt Verges

As graphs for population, fossil fuel depletion, disease, topsoil loss, and desertification continue their implacable trajectories, there's bound to be trouble. Rather than suffering the boredom of a slow decline, it's more than likely that humanity will give itself the bum's rush out of this vale of tears. Feel free to share any hypothesis or speculation as to how we prideful chimps will lash out, in our greed and madness.

While many discussion groups cover practical survival tips, policy options, political gamesmanship, technological panaceas, and so on, this group is primarily focused on the aesthetic, artistic, and literary aspects of the end of Industrial Civilization (and the psychological and spiritual underpinnings thereof).

If you don't know what I'm talking about, read every paper posted at:

www.dieoff.com
www.peakoil.net/
www.faculty.rsu.edu/~felwell/Theorists/Malthus/Index.htm

The AlasBabylon Prime Directive:

We are neither the sheep nor the wolves, but only irrelevant crows,
watching from the forest.

Furthermore, I would advise all readers here to consider personally adopting the principle of AHIMSA - non-harmfulness to all living things. That's the only advocacy that is acceptable in this group.

Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city!
For in one hour is thy judgment come.
(Revelation|18:10)

Have a Nice Dieoff!

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Hamlet Jones - List Owner
roccman - co-owner
Jay Hanson - Moderator

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