The Athenian's Commandments are far more noble and profound, and far more appropriate to a free society. Who would have guessed this of a pagan? Maybe everyone of sense.
More precisely, everyone willing to embrace nihilism as their religion, as the author clearly does.
His ludicrous assumption that the moral foundation of western society is hedonism invalidates his entire thesis, and therefore his article. It also deftly eliminates any doubts that he is incapable of any form of objective, reasoned analysis of this topic.
posted on 08/23/2003 2:39:27 AM PDT
(The World According to Imal: http://imal.blogspot.com)
I find hedonism enjoyable, in small quantities. Acetisism is more restful, but boring. Moderation in all things, and moderation in moderation.
Philosophically, I am Stoic, focusing less on my conditions, but rather to my reaction to those conditions, which makes them good or ill.
posted on 08/23/2003 10:04:21 AM PDT
(Bigamy is one wife too many. So is monogamy.)
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