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> >>On Monday, February 4, 2002, at 10:33 , Kenneth Van Oost wrote:
> >>>Why can 't altruistic behavior in the extreme not be a case of
> >>>selfishness !?
> >>Society itself is a dance around this- the cultural environment is, like
> >>that village we all done heard tell about a few years ago, what raises
> >>the child, after all. Sacrifices to that environment are beneficial
> >>(they can be...) to that environment, and thus, ones genes are given a
> >>further chance to keep going.
> >>Strong sociocultural units are survival mechanisms, and always have
> >>Like ants, however, such 'selfishness' as this sort of altruism is,
> >>needs obeisance and dependence.
> >>- Wade
> >Are you implying that the soldiers who seemed so eager to go to
> >to fight the Al Quaeda and the Taliban and perhaps lose their lives in
> >process did so out of obeisance and dependence?
>Yes, to what their mullahs told them was the will of Allah. The term
>'Islam' may be translated as 'Submission'.
Are you saying the mullahs told American soldiers to go to Afghanistan and
fight the Al Quaeda and the Taliban? That's a strange view of the
situation. You must have misread my post. ;-)>
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