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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 11:33 PM
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14. Let's no forget the pollution, wars, financial ruin, etc we have engaged in
Running your tv, internet, driving to work, etc and so on can all be seen as a terrible impact on the environment and the lives of so many others.

We justify it all though.

Imagine an advanced race someday coming here to visit us - how would we look to them?

Judge the Amish, fine. But before doing so, we should judge ourselves and our own actions.

They got puppy mills and sexual abuse - and we got what? War, death, poverty, letting our own people die for lack of health care, etc and so on.

yeah - we are better, maybe some day we can convert them to our ways.

And they can download rape porn and such into their homes on their several computers after they drive 50 miles to work and contribute to green house gases, etc and so on.

They are backwards and bad, we are advanced and good.
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  -Who would you save? The Straight Story  May-30-09 11:13 PM   #0 
  - I wouldn't really hold the Amish up as an example of how to live  HarukaTheTrophyWife   May-30-09 11:17 PM   #1 
  - If that is the worse we can pin on them... what is the worst they can on us?  The Straight Story   May-30-09 11:20 PM   #4 
  - Sure, just gloss over the sexual abuse  HarukaTheTrophyWife   May-30-09 11:22 PM   #5 
     - Gloss over sexual abuse?  The Straight Story   May-30-09 11:26 PM   #8 
        - WTF?  HarukaTheTrophyWife   May-30-09 11:29 PM   #11 
           - I mentioned puppy mills for a good reason  The Straight Story   May-30-09 11:42 PM   #16 
              - I'm not threatening the world with nuclear annihilation anymore than they are  HarukaTheTrophyWife   May-31-09 12:02 AM   #24 
                 - And perhaps in all that we have a point  The Straight Story   May-31-09 12:39 AM   #28 
  - Don't forget the cell phones and coke deals  Orrex   May-30-09 11:24 PM   #7 
     - Memories...  HarukaTheTrophyWife   May-30-09 11:26 PM   #10 
     - Let's no forget the pollution, wars, financial ruin, etc we have engaged in  The Straight Story   May-30-09 11:33 PM   #14 
        - I'm not judging the Amish as "better" or "worse" than non-Amish  Orrex   May-30-09 11:41 PM   #15 
           - +1  HarukaTheTrophyWife   May-31-09 12:16 AM   #26 
  - "idiot son" and his posse treaded where they never should have.  babylonsister   May-30-09 11:18 PM   #2 
  - "These backward folks who live within their means." - Um, the vast majority of them HAVE no means.  BlooInBloo   May-30-09 11:19 PM   #3 
  - They have plenty of means  The Straight Story   May-30-09 11:23 PM   #6 
     - (shrug) I eagerly await your report on what it's like to live on the median world income.  BlooInBloo   May-30-09 11:30 PM   #12 
        - A good question  The Straight Story   May-30-09 11:51 PM   #21 
  - I think within a century's time we will see a large scale return to that agrarian life.  napoleon_in_rags   May-30-09 11:26 PM   #9 
  - A friend of mine is a rheumatologist,  Tangerine LaBamba   May-30-09 11:30 PM   #13 
  - They have faults based on our system of beliefs  The Straight Story   May-30-09 11:44 PM   #18 
     - I don't know any system of beliefs  Tangerine LaBamba   May-30-09 11:48 PM   #20 
        - And if you did, what would you do about it?  The Straight Story   May-30-09 11:56 PM   #22 
           - I'm having trouble following you -  Tangerine LaBamba   May-30-09 11:59 PM   #23 
              - Sorry  The Straight Story   May-31-09 12:13 AM   #25 
                 - I see........  Tangerine LaBamba   May-31-09 12:21 AM   #27 
  - B-b-but..."PROGRESS" IS ALWAYS GOOD! nt  anonymous171   May-30-09 11:44 PM   #17 
  - Which begs the question - what is progress?  The Straight Story   May-30-09 11:47 PM   #19 
  - I think we romanticize Stone Age people.  imdjh   May-31-09 01:46 AM   #29 
  - An interesting internet book on the Amish.  Starry Messenger   May-31-09 02:29 AM   #30 

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