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"Human based philosophy of life"

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Submitted by Lactantius Jr. (United Kingdom), Mar 25, 2008 at 11:32

Janus Kowalik articulates the heart of the human problem, which is the problem of the human heart, and moving to a "purely human based philosophy of life" won't solve the problems he articulates, why should it, who decides what's right and what's wrong, what's good and what's bad?

The Philosopher Professor C.E.M.Joad (1891-1953), said that "a human being is nothing but enough fat for seven bars of soap, nothing but enough iron for a medium-sized nail, nothing but enough sugar to sweeten seven cups of tea, nothing but enough lime to whitewash a chicken coop, nothing but enough sulphur to rid a dog of fleas, nothing but enough Phosphorus to tip 2,200 matches, nothing but enough Magnesium for a dose of salts, and nothing but enough Potash to explode a toy crane.

If this is all human beings are Janus, and if we come from nothing and are going nowhere, then nothing in between matters, and there is no reason why we should behave in one way rather than in another.

You are free to believe whatever you choose to believe Janus, and are free to believe in humanism if you wish to, but beliefs have consequences, please be prepared for the consequences of your beliefs, and if you need to be reminded of what those are, take a reality check Janus, read today's newspaper, and listen to tonight's news.

With kind regards and best wishes

Lactantius Jr.


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