THOU SHALT NOT LIE A LIE
I always thought there was a Judeo-Christianist Commandment
Thou shalt not lie (or words to that effect) and that it was by
itself a sensible and moral statement despite its arbitrary position in a
haphazard denary hodgepodge of ten commandments.
However, the presentation of the (eighth or ninth) commandment in
this way is a fabrication, for the correct formulation of the
Commandment is something like Thou shalt not bear false
witness against thy neighbor.
The phrase Thou shalt not lie leaves out in giving evidence,
and the phrase Thou shalt not lie in giving evidence leaves out
against thy neighbor.
This is not the same as Do not tell lies, even not the same
as Do not tell lies about others; not the same as Do not accuse
anyone falsely, even not the same as You shall not give false
Instead, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor is
a very specific commandment for the members of a tribe that
probably too often witnessed against one of their own lot by giving false
The concern shown in this order is not universal truth by any manner of
means; it is a particular type of falsehood (perjury) which damages the
reputation and undermines the unity and strength of one particular
73.LSW-74th Early Northeast
RETROFITTING IN BIOLOGY
To claim that animals copulate in order to perpetuate the 'lives' of their
species or individual genes is a fucking shameless piece of unscientific
retrofitting in biology; a piece of after-the-fact thinking in which the
fact will indeed be the maintenance of the species or genes but in which
the thinking (if any) before or during the act of copulation was about
something entirely different, and a lot less lofty.
(The animals that use a large number of children in something irresponsible
like demographic warfare copulate in order to perpetuate the life of a
religious or other ideology which knows no natural equilibrium, something
biologists should not be fond of either.
A similar example is women thinking of England during sexual intercourse.)
72.LSW-73rd Late Southwest
Letters, stories and books of long-term interest are not just readable:
they are rereadable.
WHY NOT manimpotence.ru?
Part of the (until now) never-ending struggle against Russian-Ukrainian or
Ukrainian-Russian Internet abuse is the phenomenon of
A large part of it you recognize immediately by its
ru extension: http://company-such.ru/ and
But why do several websites with a ru extension promoted in this
way suddenly have to be interrupted by https://man followed by
impotence followed by .com/?
Why not be honest and use the extension ru in this case too:
(I know — everyone knows — that
traditionally traditional Russian men
cherish not only their good but also their bad traditions, and
that alcoholism is one of them.
However, Shakespeare told us already that loads of alcohol may provoke the
desire but will take away the performance.)
Alas, you just can't rely on such Internet abusers.
When it comes to building contemporary trust in respectful coexistence,
they're all impotent.
73.MSE-73rd Early Southwest
DROWNING SOCCER PLAYERS
Parents or guardians who find it more important that their children can
play soccer or 'football' than that they can swim have a screw loose,
unless, perhaps, they live in the middle of the desert.
Those who are on the ball will teach kids to swim first.
73.MSE-73rd Late Southeast
A VATICAN AGAINST DIVORCE
The Vatican, with Vatican-Catholic followers in its wake, is vehemently
opposed to divorce, epecially the divorce between Church and State,
judging from its ubiquitous and eternal support of state religionism.
It is opposed to divorce, provided that the State does not interfere in
Church matters or matters the Church claims to be Church matters but which
are public matters in general.
(When it concerns the appointments of priests, and more so the payment of
income and property taxes, it is actually in favor of total separation.)
Think thrice before you call something "alliteration":
think twice does not alliterate, think thrice does.
So, people should rather think thrice.
72.MSW-73rd Early Southeast
These are examples of excessive sexual irrelevantism in the German
language: jede*_jeder hat ..., Künstler*innen und
Politiker*innen haben ..., Teamer_innen.
(The * does not refer to any footnote and the spellings used may be
* or *_, if not just _.)
The more traditional sexual irrelevantisms are found in: jede und jeder
ist willkommen (unless sex happens to be relevant in the context
concerned) and junge Künstlerinnen und Künstler.
Supposedly, the * must underline that the reference is both to
males and females females
and males, as in Lesben, Schwule, Bisexuelle, Trans*- und
Inter*-Menschen, but this suggests that bisexuals could only be women
Well, this irrelevantist and ugly use of what should be a natural language
does leave some room for Innenarchitekt*inneninnenarbeit.
May these interior decorators and all other German speakers use their
talents to make their language less irrelevant and more pleasant to listen
to and look at, regardless of sex or gender!
73.LNW-73rd Central Month
A COUNTRY VIEW, NOT A WORLDVIEW
A so-called 'world(-)view' which is Israel-,
Arabia-, America- or any-particular-country-centered is a normative
Only a 'country view' may be one-particular-country-centered or, in
traditional terms, patriotic.
If what is supposed to be a worldview manifests tribalism or nationalism,
it is not a (religion or nonreligious) worldview but an exclusivistic
Isreali, Arabian, American or any such country view.
73.MNW-73rd Late Northwest
FIVE WORKING RULES (5)
When applied to my own situation, the 'Ninth
Commandment' which led to Armani's success is my fifth working
rule: Be wary of accepting outside funding, in case it compromises your
FIVE WORKING RULES (4)
When applied to my own situation, the 'Eighth
Commandment' which led to Armani's success is my fourth working
rule: Do not rely on the media to represent your vision accurately.
(The Eighth Commandment is, more specifically, about the fashion
59.ENE-73rd Early Northwest
FIVE WORKING RULES (3)
When applied to my own situation, the 'Fourth
Commandment' which led to Armani's success is my third
working rule: Stick to what you believe in, even when you are
out of step with the rest.
59.ENE-73rd Late Northeast
FIVE WORKING RULES (2)
When applied to my own situation, the 'Third
Commandment' which led to Armani's success is my second
working rule: 'Success does not require genius.
Roll your sleeves up.'
I am not sure about Armani's formulation here.
I think the rule ought to read: "Long-term success requires
Genius or talent will not suffice".
FIVE WORKING RULES (1)
When applied to my own situation, the 'First
Commandment' which led to Armani's success is my first
working rule: Never compromise your vision.
59.ENE-73rd Early Northeast
ONE NATION, NEUTRAL AND INCLUSIVE
Should you ever be forced to choose between One Nation Under the
God of the Abraham Religions and One Nation, Neutral and
Inclusive, choose the latter for the good of everyone, real or
imaginary descendants of any Abraham included.
60.LNE-72nd Late Southwest
CREATIVITY VERSUS CREATIONISM
What i witness these days is a lack of creativity and innovation, even
experimentation, in denominationalism.
Too many people fancy a return to the withered roots of the Abrahamic
The creativity of those people consists of nothing else and nothing more
than the return to the unconditional belief in creationism.
WHAT ABOUT CHERRY-PICKING?
"Does He hate or doesn't He hate cherry picking?" That's the question!
(The crucial question is whether the God of the Bible, which combines the
attributes of Adolf Hitler and Albert Schweitzer under one cover, hates
or loves cherry-picking.)
71.CEN-72nd Early Southwest
AN ALLITERATIVE ARRANGEMENT
An alliterative arrangement
does not alliterate, but an alliterative arrangement
71.ESE-72nd Late Southeast
THE ONE PEACE IS NOT THE OTHER
There is the peace which may be enjoyed and there is the peace which
must be imposed, such as the peace of Koranic obedience and of Islamic
72.CEN-72nd Mid Southeast
TALK WITHOUT A CANE
As he was an old-fashioned old schoolmaster, he could not talk without a
40.LSW-72nd Early Southeast
THE EROTIC MIDDLE PATH
There is a middle path between behaving like a sex-addicted lecher and
behaving like an erotophobic prude.
57.ENE-72nd Central Month
PIOUS AND OF IRREPROACHABLE CONDUCT
This year there were 1,636 Iranians who registered as presidential
All of them had to believe in Allah and in the official religion of the
Islamic Republic of Iran.
After a screening by the Guardian Council almost all men were eliminated.
(137 women tried too, but a woman will not be deemed eligible in any
case, however pious she may be.)
Among the six left over was Ebrahim Raisi, one of the most immoral
criminals of Iranian history.
In 1988, under the reign of Sayyid Khomeini, first Supreme Fuehrer of Iran,
this exemplary Muslim (one of four judges then) had thousands of prisoners
of the political opposition slaughtered.
72.LNW-72nd Late Northwest
THE TIP OF THE ISLAMIC ICEBERG
The Islamic State organization in Iraq and Syria that throws real
homosexuals, bisexuals or heterosexuals purported
to be homosexual from tall buildings and then stones
them in case they might not yet be dead is only the tip of the Islamic
THE LATEST EXECUTIVE ORDER
Just before the coffee break this morning the President signed
his latest executive order: any man marrying for the fourth time
after noon today will get his wife for free.
72.MNE-72nd Early Northwest
A 'MORE INCLUSIVE' RELIGION
Those who nowadays still strive for a Christianity or an Islam which is
more liberal, tolerant or inclusive (read "less
exclusivistic") resemble the people who used to go to
work by horse and wanted much faster horses at a time that the car had
already been invented.
71.LNW-72nd Late Northeast
THE GREATER THE LESS
The great-greater the grandchild the less left of the umpteenth
Total-Bible literalists are, by direct implication, the most
supernaturalistic and, by indirect
implication, the most exclusivistic of Christianists.
Yet, literally these so-called 'literalists' do not exist, for they will
always cherry-pick the passages from the Bible they find attractive and
enforceable, while keeping silent about the passages which
even in the eyes of not entirely brainwashed members of their own flock
are silly or pathological, if not blatantly immoral.
71.LNW-72nd Early Northeast