Re: virus: Re: Virus: Sociological Change
Mon, 16 Dec 96 09:49:21 GMT

Vicki wrote:

> I'm not convinced that history is a one-way street.

Agreed. History repeats itself.

> As such,
> it seems at least possible that, in some future situation (possibly
> on another planet, or on Earth under altered conditions),
> certain aspects of past social organization could be replicated.

I'm sure that it's already happened.

> And I wasn't referring just to laws based on morals. I was
> thinking of such things as the fact that New York City parking
> regulations are written in ways that take account of religious
> holidays.

I see. Sorry, got the wrong end of the stick. In England, as I've
posted before, the church have [too much] sway on the political

> On the other hand, I have a relatively non-intrusive
> moral code, starting from "an it harm none, do as you will."

Pagan idealism, far more ancient and sensible than other moral

> From that viewpoint, it seems obviously intrusive--and based
> in religion rather than ethics--to pass laws about consensual
> sex between adults, or to require or forbid men to grow beards.

Yep. It really gets on my nerves sometimes, not necessarily law,
but people's "local" laws (I can't think what else to call them, like
club rules I guess), which don't seem to have any rational basis.
For example, I used to be at a Christian based school, and in the
Royal Navy CCF (Combined Cadet Force), and do you think they liked
me having long hair?

Like fuck they did ! I had to have it cut so many times just for
thier petty rules.

Richard Jones
"We are the New Breed,
We are the Future."