Oliver Kamm: “The morality of money”


Oliver Kamm: "The morality of money" 

Or, link – http://timesonline.typepad.com/oliver_kamm/2008/10/the-morality-of.html

BBC Radio 4 The Moral Maze http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/religion/moralmaze.shtml Mostly the ‘filthy’ – Stiglitz, "it smells" i.e., like a turd. (rich, ‘spiritual’, hierarchical, and self-righteous) About the ‘unlucky’ or ‘non-filthy’ or ‘clean’ or ‘poor’ or ‘third world’ or so on… (rivers of blood, for the ‘guilty’ bankers – listen to the programme) 

Caring, and genuinely worried about those on the margins or well below it, so as not to come up with any ridiculously silly and stupid balderdash (primitive science or scary stuff – sin, the transgressions against divine law or worse) – plus the plugging of a book, which is probably on the puerile level of, "God taking revenge on the tsunami victims, because of all the peoples bad behaviour (gay-ness and having fun-ness, so on…). He (any gods) either has his hand in the fish bowl or he doesn’t and it is now time to make up your mind!". Said, by a (famous) exRC Priest at the time of the tsunami disaster. Some ‘other’ religionists blamed it on the behaviour of the populace – enough to make you give up, with with all notions of having anything to do – ever, with those ridiculous set-ups, let alone – let them, educate your kids as they pretend to do in the remarkably silly education system of the UK’s. "Poor teens" http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6989177.stm Ref, Fergus Stokes, a former priest turned humanist, said that, "Christians and other believers were trying to have it both ways" – "Either God has a hand in the fishbowl, in which case you can pray to him, or he doesn’t" – "There is some kind of inbuilt desire to hang on to supernatural forces. More and more, religion is not working for people and supernatural explanations rarely help".

The ‘filthy’ – do know, quite fully, who they are or were and on this particular programme! See, the entry below and more…Heinrich Heine’s (observations), so on…

Heinrich Heine (1797-1856). "Then as Now".
    The stranger, who wanders through the great streets of London and does not chance right into the regular quarters of the people, sees little or nothing of the misery there, only here and there at the mouth of some dark alley, stands a ragged woman with a suckling babe at her wasted breast and begs with her eyes. Perhaps, if those eyes are still beautiful, one glances into them and shrinks back at the wretchedness of the world within them. The common beggars are old people, generally blacks, who stand at the corners of the streets cleaning pathways, a very necessary thing in muddy London and ask for coppers (coins) in reward. It is in the dusky twilight that poverty with her mates, vice and crime, glide forth from their lairs. They shun daylight the more anxiously, the more cruelly, their wretchedness contrasts with the pride of wealth, which glitters, everywhere. Only hunger sometimes drives them at noonday from their dens and then they stand, with silent speaking eyes, staring beseechingly at the rich merchant who hurries along, busy and jingling gold. Or, at the lazy Lord, who like a surfeited god, rides along on his high horse, casting now and then, an aristocratically indifferent glance at the mob below, as though they were swarming ants. Or, at all events, a mass of baser beings, whose joys and sorrows have nothing to do with his feelings. Yet, over the vulgar multitude, which sticks fast to the soil, soar like beings of higher nature England’s nobility. They regard their little island as only a temporary resting place, Italy as their summer garden, Paris as their social saloon and the whole world as their inheritance.

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My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond
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