Vox Veritas Vita

Letter from a BFF named BBF

Posted in Uncategorized by redomondo on March 17, 2010

Real life Bambi and Thumper

This letter was sent to M. Luther by a what I am sure will become a faithful reader of our blogs some day.

At the moment he does not seem terribly enamoured with the views expressed on this site.

Well only time will tell if this endeavour will cause us to “Win Friends and Influence People”

Or “Lose Friends and Alienate People”

As we certainly aren’t planning on stopping any time soon.

Below please find the letter. You can make up your own mind.

In the coming days, M. Luther will be posting a rebuttal.

And please note – no editing has been done. It appears only as I recieved it.

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i read some of the posts on your site. i couldn’t read everything. there’s far too much text.
i appreciate that you maintain some of the views expressed but but i feel that expending energy countering environmentalists and arguing how the world needs more people and more capitalism is grossly misguided and naive. Nor does it take into account many social and philosophical elements of the human animal.

i especially find it disturbing that someone can argue that because human beings reason and place value on life, that somehow we hold dominion over and are separate from the rest of animal life on Earth. there are very few animals in this world that kill at will and with impunity. humans have mastered that art…with one another and non-human animals alike. M. Luther might learn something from how an animal will defend and shelter its young from predation. does that act not constitute the ability to reason that one’s offspring are of value…that their life has value?

Ultimately, i think that many of the arguments in the blogs posted are misguided. why not use those energies for something positive instead of, for example, throwing skepticism on the environmental movement because certain small elements have a radical opinion. An opinion that no one is concerned with anyway because most rational individuals understand the ludicrous nature of their arguments.

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  1. WastedEnergy said, on March 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Well, Martin and I are quite far from agreeing on EVERYTHING, as we’ve surely both realized since we started corresponding. But you know, a little dialectic never hurt anything – Hegel (and even Marx!) was onto something, after all. I even know a few smart “conservatives.” It helps to read things with which you disagree sometimes, as it helps to sharpen your own viewpoint, and you might even discover your “opponent” had something to say with which you actually agree!

    I like this quote: “most rational individuals understand the ludicrous nature of their arguments.” Indeed, it is truly ludicrous to pretend we are rational creatures!

  2. Rebuttal to BBF « Vox Veritas Vita said, on March 23, 2010 at 9:53 am

    […] This is posted as a rebuttal to the previous post on this site – Letter from a BFF named BBF. […]


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