Need cleanup advice for multiline string

Simon Forman sajmikins at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 19:51:08 CEST 2009


On Aug 19, 12:05 am, Ben Finney <ben+pyt... at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Simon Forman <sajmik... at gmail.com> writes:
> > On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 8:42 PM, Ben Finney<ben+pyt... at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> > > We're all unified by our humanity. Bringing any god into the picture
> > > is surely counter to any goals of unity.
>
> > Unity "in humanity" is, to my way of thinking, the same as Unity "in
> > God".
>
> Then you're playing Humpty-Dumpty games with words. You know very well
> that “God” has established meanings entirely different from “humanity”,
> and those meanings played a part in your choice of that word.
>
> I maintain that you can't consistently make a declaration in favour of
> human unity and unfounded religious assertions.
>
> > I think Unity, like None, is a built-in singleton, so to speak.
>
> This is white noise.
>
> > >> We are one family.
>
> > > Agreed.
>
> > <3
>
> I think we can peaceably leave it at that.

Hear hear!

(FWIW, I've always admired Humpty Dumpty's attitude to words.  Have
you ever read R.A. Wilson's "Quantum Psychology"?)

Regards,
~Simon



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