View Poll Results: What is America's greatest sin?

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  • The war for independence

    1 1.02%
  • Slavery

    32 32.65%
  • Indians / native Americans

    35 35.71%
  • Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombing

    3 3.06%
  • The war in Vietnam

    2 2.04%
  • The FED

    7 7.14%
  • The Cold war

    0 0%
  • The Civil war

    0 0%
  • Other

    15 15.31%
  • I can't tell

    3 3.06%
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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    How properly someone can live their life is often limited by the society around them. Ever try to do any in-person banking without having to utilize a female bank teller? Not very easy.

    A good and full life is one that is lived Properly. Nothing more.
    I think you'd settle well into life in Saudi Arabia.
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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I think you'd settle well into life in Saudi Arabia.
    Exactly.

    Real men are supposed to be afraid of working females don't yah know?

    It's a sign of true masculinity to be terrified of a person with a vagina.

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I think you'd settle well into life in Saudi Arabia.
    I'm still looking at all the options, Andula.

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

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    America's greatest sin [W:264]Let's get back on topic please. The poll options are on page 1 of this thread and all off topic comments need to cease right now.
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    Re: America's greatest sin

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    First the society you live in has little to do with how well you live your life. If you are serious about only living to be 25 then it doesn't matter the society, all that matters is how you conduct your life.
    The only problem with that is the fact that when one has to interact with society, it becomes much more difficult at times to find places in general society that keep to any level of decency and propriety anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Second the societies you list as 'best' would be so IF you are the firstborn white male from a rather well to do family. Due to inheritance laws you be too valuable to serve the king, so your life would be one of privilege. Many a poor son from the lands faced starvation or taking the king's shilling to survive. Do you see yourself as the son of a petty noble or the son of a landless serf?
    Either way. The concept is to know your place, accept it, and to live within it. It's that simple. Whether Pope or peasant.

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Seems to me you consider the highs were when either an elite ruled with little rights for the common man, or when only white males could exercise full rights of citizenship.
    It's about having a society where people know, accept, and embrace their place in the world. Nothing more and nothing less.

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    Re: America's greatest sin

    If the Moderator would allow me to reply-

    America's greatest sin, according to Tigger, is throwing off the rigid caste system where a man was born in a station of life and remained 'in his place'. I suppose minorities should mind their place as well...

    I don't see how using a female teller diminishes one's sense of propriety, anymore than using a female serving wench at the local eatery.

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    Re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Ever try to do any in-person banking without having to utilize a female bank teller? Not very easy.
    Tough, you don't like it ... keep your money in a pillow ... in the middle ages chances are you would'nt be able to do ANY banking if you were the majority of everyone, and in the colonial era try do banking without the very real risk of your money just not existing a couple years later.

    A good and full life is one that is lived Properly. Nothing more.
    Properly according to who????

    You say just basic values ... obviously not the ones most people in history have had, empathy, equality, freedom, creativity, peace and so on.

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