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  • asked in Humanities 27th Apr '16:

    If we put aside the legal and culture perspectives towards Cannabis. What does your Good Book, teach us about Cannabis?.

    Carl Abbott replied 27th Apr '16:

    Chapter 71 of the Tao Te Ching says this about cognition. Cannabis
    affects cognition. Whether it treats the "disease" or exacerbates it is the question each mind must answer.

    Realizing I don’t’ know is better; not knowing this knowing is disease.
    Man alone faults this disease; this so as not to be ill.
    The sacred person is not ill, taking his disease as illness.
    Man alone has this disease; this is because to him there is no illness.

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  • asked in Humanities 14th Sep '15:

    Dr. Richard Dawkins, a well known evolutionary biologist and a declared atheist. What objectives is Dr. Dawkins promoting, as you understand them?.

    Carl Abbott replied 13th Nov '15:

    He is wanting to have everyone see the world as he sees it. That is pretty much what we all do, if we are convinced we have 'the better way'. If not, then we shop around and listen to others who think they know for guidance.

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  • asked in Humanities 19th Mar '15:

    Should religious institutions have an opinion on how technology is being used?. To what extent does technology disrupt religion?; If at all.

    Carl Abbott replied 20th Mar '15:

    Religion is to a large extent the symptom of human technology. As technology progresses, religion 'rushes in' to counterbalance the disruptive consequences of technological advancement. Mind you, I am referring to technology beginning with stone tools.

    Thus, any question of what religion or its institutions "should" do is largely irrelevant. It is waging tail of technology's dog.

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