Monday, April 25, 2016

Atheists in foxholes..

A funny man, sadly no longer with us but never a truer word etc.. 

We re-watched the film Amistad at the weekend, I'd forgotten how graphic it was and how only a few generations ago (1839) the ethical standards of our (Western-European) society were simply horrific in their brutality and inequality. Strange to think that the generations who practised and justified the industrial slavery of the triangular trade were by all counts much more "Christian" than many Christians would claim we are now; but in reality their society was much more closely founded on evolutionary principals (survival of the fittest) than humanist ones; a concept they would have almost certainly rejected had they understood it at the time. It's a funny old game.

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