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Re: All vi and clone to be removed from unstable

>>"Anthony" == Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:

 Anthony> So forgive me if I'm not terribly impressed by your attempt.

	Oh, lord, the thread that would not die. 

	This is my last post on this thread.

 Anthony> And frankly, I consider someone who's able to handle being
 Anthony> called an idiot more worthy of respect than someone who
 Anthony> isn't.

	Colour me profoundly disinterested.

 Anthony> I'll ask again: is that the rule you would rather? That
 Anthony> you're allowed to duplicate any token of disrespect at the
 Anthony> same level -- if someone calls you names, you can call them
 Anthony> names back; if someone questions your ancestry, you can do
 Anthony> the same to them? Or do you have some other general rule in
 Anthony> mind?

	This is the paragraph that actually prompted me to reply. I
 find your technique masterful -- first call people names, and come
 back repeatedly to harangue them for daring to descend to the nadirs
 you plumb.

 Anthony> Or are you just happy to have an excuse to vent your spleen,
 Anthony> and aren't particularly worried about the whys and
 Anthony> wherefores?

	Well, how would _you_ respond to the selfsame question?

 Anthony> You're doing an amazing job at avoiding answering any
 Anthony> questions that might move the discussion forward. Is that

	This discussion is dead. It is merely a pathetic circus
 sideshow; and at this point, on this topic, I do not think you
 deserve an response anymore. Take that how you will.

 Anthony> the problem here? That you're so terrified of me, that even
 Anthony> just calling you an idiot means you start panicing and can't
 Anthony> control yourself enough to avoid insulting me in turn?  It'd

	Ah, yes. Quite so. I am in deep, abject, panic. Picture mo
 cowering under the sofa.

	I tire.

	This discussion is ended. 

 The truth is that Christian theology, like every other theology, is
 not only opposed to the scientific spirit; it is also opposed to all
 other attempts at rational thinking.  Not by accident does Genesis 3
 make the father of knowledge a serpent -- slimy, sneaking and
 abominable.  Since the earliest days the church as an organization
 has thrown itself violently against every effort to liberate the body
 and mind of man.  It has been, at all times and everywhere, the
 habitual and incorrigible defender of bad governments, bad laws, bad
 social theories, bad institutions.  It was, for centuries, an
 apologist for slavery, as it was the apologist for the divine right
 of kings. Mencken
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