Riconui


  • The founders certainly recognized that religion was, at one time itself, government. Divorcing the two as a fundamental premise of Enlightenment principles, in nation that viewed itself as a refuge for the […]

  • Riconui posted a new activity comment 3 years, 10 months ago

    I don’t think it’s too soon to have a conversation about the ethics of invading another planet. There is little doubt that the introduction of alien organisms will alter Mars forever and there is always the unintended consequences that I’ve yet to hear mentioned in all the yammering about “colonies”.

  • Riconui posted a new activity comment 3 years, 10 months ago

    Public displays of religious devotion certainly work on two levels. The practitioner is gratifying their need to be recognized for their meritorious behavior by others of the sect, and recognized as devout by those who are not. If there is some element of purely self-serving ego stroking going on, how would we know, (but we,might guess). There…[Read more]

  • Riconui posted a new activity comment 4 years, 3 months ago

    Well, it would seem that god has changed his mind about cruz….. or cruz did it for him. Cruz is by far the more odious character, predicated on his “religious” temperament. Trump may or may not be secular, we may never know the truth about that. But he is an opportunist and would no doubt be willing to blow smoke up anyone’s rectal orifice for…[Read more]

  • Riconui posted a new activity comment 4 years, 3 months ago

    I believe the key word in your query was”legal” regarding abortions. Legal is of course whatever we can authorize by weight of common understanding, mostly. (I doubt anyone would suggest that wholesale corruption by public officials is ETHICAL, but here in the U.S., it is frequently LEGAL). So past law mat not be the best guide, but I can say…[Read more]

  • Riconui posted a new activity comment 4 years, 3 months ago

    Points to religious “intellectuals” of ancient times for recognizing that humans, even ones living in primitive cultures live by a moral “script”. Demerits for a) acting as though this was something that they invented; and b) abusing the knowledge for cynical reasons, (rudimentary politics), Acts that continues amongst the fully marinated…[Read more]