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That sounds like a good diary.

But any 'monastic' solution has to survive by making itself politically indispensible. The Church did this by making everyone believe a fairy story about salvation. Protection was still patchy - every so often a thug would turn up and burn something down - but as camouflage it worked surprisingly well.

If we're going to be sliding back towards barbarism and superstition we might as well repeat what worked before with a new version of that narrative.

Buying some buildings and hoping to be ignored won't be enough.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 at 06:35:08 PM EST
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so which ETer do we nail to a windmill to start the new religion?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 at 06:44:08 PM EST
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Make it a poll...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 at 06:46:13 PM EST
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