NOTES OF THE METRIC MONTHS
FROM 60 TO 63 ASWW
first note of the year
SEXUALITY, PROPORTION AND MORALITY
Some people lose every sense of proportion when it comes to sexuality
outside marriage and religion, and every sense of morality when it comes
to sexuality inside marriage and religion.
Such people do not think it wrong to circumcise small children, and to
give their children in marriage, and such people do not think it wrong
that much older men marry underage girls, even
concerns children who are not yet able to choose and who have not yet
chosen consciously and independently for the religion in question or for
marriage, let alone for a marriage with a particular person.
53.NEY-63rd Southern Late Lent
THE EYE OF 'ER NEEDLE
I will never claim that it is easier for a camel to pass
eye of a needle than for a rich person to find eternal freedom from
i do claim that the
rich person who builds
'imself a needle with a
gigantic eye will not find eternal freedom from suffering, let alone
61.NMY-63rd Southern Mid-Lent
THE LAST CONVULSION
The information era is the last convulsion of the
After that the
relevance era will follow, that
is, the era of truth and relevance together.
40.NEY-63rd Southern Early Lent
NEVER IN THAT EXCLUSIVIST VEIN
Never will i (not a Supreme Being or anything else of that Ilk) rape truth,
and never will i be pleased with anyone else raping truth for me, by
claiming that i am the supreme being, by claiming that i am its first
representative on Earth, by claiming that i am 'His' only son, by claiming
that i am 'His' second son, by claiming that i am 'His' first prophet, by
claiming that i am 'His' last prophet or by claiming any other such
gibberish in that
62.NEY-63rd Southern Equinoctial
TO BELIEVE IN THE WRONG
To believe in
is to ignore reality.
To believe in
is to ignore the primacy of norms and values.
To believe in theism is to ignore the supreme being or being supreme.
42.SEM-63rd Southern Mid-Yule
'BLISS WAS IT'
At every lasting defeat of
supernaturalism it is
bliss to be alive in the dawn of a much 'more natural' era; at every
lasting defeat of
exclusivism it is bliss
to be alive in the dawn of a much 'more inclusive' era; and at every
lasting defeat of
extremism it is bliss
to be alive in the dawn of a much 'more neutral' era.
i or you die the
following day, others may repeat these words: "Bliss was it in that
dawn to be alive".
63.NML-63rd Southern Early Yule
IT TAKES ALL SORTS
It takes all sorts to make an inclusive world.
43.NEY-63rd Equatorial Month
FREEDOM OF RELIGION
Freedom of religion is the freedom to make up things that do not exist, or
to follow others who have made up things that do not exist, and the freedom
to deny things that do exist, or to follow others who have denied things
that do exist.
63.NEY-63rd Northern Late Lent
THINKING ABOUT THINKING
Show me the people who thought about thinking in the crowd of all
36.NLL-63rd Northern Mid-Lent
LOCKED INTO A BELIEF SYSTEM?
As a human being, that is, a sociobiological product, you may be
locked into the belief system into which you were born;
as a person you can make up your mind.
62.NEY-63rd Northern Equinoctial
MEGALOMANIACAL AND WORSE
The idea of an omnipotent supreme being is an insane, megalomaniacal
fantasy. Worse, it confuses means and ultimate ends.
41.SML-63rd Northern Late Yule
THE MORE ... THE MORE ...
The more you can exclude for no reason, the more you should include.
62.NEY-63rd Northern Mid-Yule
FINISHED AND READY
i die, let those who
feel sorrow feel joy, for
the Wheel is finished
and the Wheel is ready.
56.SEM-63rd Northern Early Yule
People who do not discriminate on the basis of sex will not respect any
Rules that promote polite behavior between people are good, rules that
natural or normal are bad.
62.NLY-62nd Southern Late Lent
The militarist credo is: 'First shoot, then ask!' The
is: 'First believe, and —only if absolutely necessary— then
42.NLY-62nd Southern Mid-Lent
INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY
The individual needs the community; the community needs the individual.
62.NLL-62nd Southern Early Lent
PRODUCTION AND CREATION
Whereas production is for the greater part the work of the community,
creation is for the greater part the work of the individual.
62.NLL-62nd Southern Equinoctial
DO NOT OBLITERATE ITS SELF-EVIDENCE
Never assert that ethics or normative doctrines can be developed
independently of a belief in a god or gods, because that is the best way
of obliterating the self-evidence of this truth.
37.SLL-62nd Southern Mid-Yule
WHEN PLANNING ...
When planning for years and decades, plan for food and shelter for your
family and friends. When planning for decades and centuries, plan for
peace and prosperity for your community or country. When planning for
centuries and millenniums, plan for a new culture or civilization for
62.NLY-62nd Southern Early Yule
RENDER UNTO THE STATE ...
Render unto the state the things which belong to the state; and to
private organizations or individuals the things which belong to private
organizations or individuals.
41.SLL-62nd Equatorial Month
A RAY OF HOPE
If there is a ray of hope for humankind, then certainly no X-ray.
(The X which stands for
(e)Xism, that is,
61.SMY-62nd Northern Late Lent
explain anything and everything; therefore nothing.
55.SML-62nd Northern Equinoctial
THE FATHERS OF GODTHINK
One of the worst things about
exclusivist godthink is
that it visits the attitudes of the fathers upon the children.
45.SEY-62nd Northern Late Yule
IN THEIR SHADOW
In the shadow of the steeple and the minaret there are people craving
for the All-Brightest Light of
61.SMY-62nd Northern Mid-Yule
REASON AND FEELING
Reason and feeling need not be separated: they are joined together by
the consistency between inclusive thought and inclusive emotion.
36.EQU-62nd Northern Early Yule
NO NATURAL LAND
No natural land was made for you and me. At most it was and is and will
be made better or made worse by you and me.
61.SMY-61st Southern Late Lent
'NORMS COME FROM THE MIDDLE'
claim that norms 'come from above'.
But, just like facts in the
factual sphere and
modes (modal conditions) in the
modal sphere, norms
normative sphere do not
'come from above' or 'from below'.
If anything —for those who want to use this nonsensical metaphor
nonetheless— the right norms 'come from the middle', from the
central point, that is.
53.NMY-61st Southern Mid-Lent
PROUD TO BE A PLURALIST?
Pluralism is nothing to
be proud of; even
monism is nothing to be
But the monist who has succeeded may be praised for
61.NLL-61st Southern Early Lent
SPES NOSTRA EST NORMA
The Norm is our hope.
Our hope is the Norm.
44.NEY-61st Southern Equinoctial
THOSE WHO (DIS)HONOR ME
Those who dishonor me (will) honor me, for it makes me feel proud to be
Those who honor me (will) dishonor me, for it makes me feel ashamed to be
honored by people believing in
neutralness, the values they
should abide by.
56.NLY-61st Southern Mid-Yule
DEFEND TRUTH AND SHAME THEODEMONISM
Defend the truth and pay no attention to your possible fear of those
supporting the primacy of one or more gods and/or demons over norms and
60.SEL-61st Southern Early Yule
Science will always remain an island in an ocean of nescience. But it is
better to live and die on that island than to drown in lies and illusions.
43.NEY-61st Equatorial Month
PLEASE, NO OFFENSE TO
Religionists often pay
lip service to the freedom of expression, provided that it does not cause
offense to their own or a (closely) related contemporary religion.
They conveniently tend to forget that every new
doctrine, also their own religion at the time of its creation, was and
can be regarded as an offense to the old beliefs.
61.NLY-61st Northern Late Lent
It is surprising how many people or how often people try to come to a
satisfactory answer or conclusion when they have not even tried to come up
with a satisfactory question.
60.SML-61st Northern Mid-Lent
ETHNIC EQUALITY IS NO INEQUALITY (II)
We are not treated as equals, ethnically or culturally, if the one group
of people receive sympathy for their religious duties for a whole ('holy')
month, whereas others living in the same territory may not even appeal to
their denominational convictions for half a day.
53.NMY-61st Northern Equinoctial
ETHNIC EQUALITY IS NO INEQUALITY (I)
We are not treated as equals, ethnically or culturally, if the one group
of people are considered citizens in more than one country, whereas
others born and living in the same territory have only one country to
fall back on.
53.NMY-61st Northern Late Yule
They believe a
called "God" made them in one day.
And it clearly shows.
60.EQU-61st Northern Mid-Yule
THE GOOD AND THE EVIL THAT PEOPLE DO
If it is the evil that men do which lives after them, then only because it
is both the good and the evil that people, both men
and women, do which live after them.
45.SMY-61st Northern Early Yule
FIRST THE CONTENT, THEN THE LABEL
When you think something is relevant or interesting, put a suitable label
on it, if needed.
Never start from the label —as often happens— after which you
are going to consult dictionaries and encyclopedias in order to find out
what you consider relevant or what it is that you are supposed to be
47.NLY-60th Southern Late Lent
THE CRIME OF CRIMES AND
THE SIN OF SINS
The crime of crimes and the sin of sins in human society is to kill
another person on purpose against
'er wish who has never
killed another person on purpose against 'er wish, who has never called
for or suggested the killing of others against their wish and who does
not even adhere to a political or
demanding or justifying the killing of persons who have never killed
others against their wish.
60.EQU-60th Southern Mid-Lent
A FLAT TIRE
Religion is a flat tire (or rather 'tyre') that is being pumped again and
again but that will have to be replaced someday.
56.EQU-60th Southern Early Lent
'FOR WITHOUT ARE SPECIESISTS ...'
The Norm of Inclusivity shall make
you distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant.
And the Norm of Inclusivity shall make you put the
inclusivity and inclusion above
the irrelevance in exclusivity and exclusion.
And the Norm of Inclusivity shall make you respect all as yourself.
For without are speciesists and sexists and racists and all those others
who speak in a discriminatory bark and who act villainously accordingly.
60.NML-60th Southern Equinoctial
THE HIDDEN MEN OF POLYGYNY
People in cultures with polygyny (mistakenly called "polygamy") make the
standard jokes about sleeping arrangements for a man with three or four
wives. They do not tell us anything about the two or three times as many
men, dead or alive, without a wife.
58.SEY-60th Southern Mid-Yule
HOOK, LINE AND SINKER
Religious fishes often swallow
hook, line and sinker.
42.NLL-60th Southern Early Yule
Many theorists who lack the contemporary systematic rigidity or creative
imagination try to make up for this with a lot of historical acrobatics.
42.NLY-60th Equatorial Month
A GOD PLAYING SCIENTIST
that scientists, or more particularly geneticists and cell technologists,
are playing God.
They turn things upside down: it is monotheist religion that creates a
Supreme Being that plays scientist, and an omniscient one at that.
59.NMY-60th Northern Late Lent
EQUAL STANDARDS FOR THE SOBER
Children and adults who are never drunk or otherwise intoxicated should be
forgiven for doing a naughty thing, if others are forgiven the same thing
because they only dared and did do such a thing while being intoxicated.
59.NEY-60th Northern Mid-Lent
THE GOOD OPPONENTS OF THEODEMONISM
themselves and demonize their opponents.
But their good opponents have themselves led by
inclusivity without deifying
themselves; and their good opponents only despise theodemonism without
demonizing the ones who suffer from it.
47.NLY-60th Northern Equinoctial
MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM
Modernism is a label without substance, something like New Age
thinking; postmodernism is not only a label without substance
but a parasitic one to boot.
58.SEL-60th Northern Late Yule
normists are unbelievers
because they do not believe in a
theodemonical god and/or devil
in a theocentrist worldview, then
theocentrists are unbelievers
because they do not believe in the primacy of norms and values in a
45.SEL-60th Northern Mid-Yule
The polluted canals of
the sewers of superstition cross the lands of this planet everywhere
and it requires civilization everywhere to curb them.
59.NLY-60th Northern Early Yule
of the Metric Months in other four-year