What has been Mankinds biggest scourge?

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What has been Mankind's biggest self-inflicted scourge?

Catholic Church
4
14%
Communism
4
14%
Slavery
4
14%
Colonialism
6
21%
Capitalism
2
7%
Islam
5
18%
Science
3
11%
 
Total votes : 28

What has been Mankinds biggest scourge?

Postby Shining Eye » Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:10 pm

What man made organisation, ideology, belief system, etc has caused the most pain and suffering to Mankind?
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Postby Sri Lanky » Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:16 pm

Interesting question. I feel all these influences had to occur at some point. You have to go through shit to get beyond it.

Eventually even capitalism will be transcended by something else because growth is finite on this planet.

Where is the USA option?
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Hmm

Postby ROB » Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:16 pm

I went with communism, but it has the advantage that there were a lot more people around to fuck over than in the times of large scale slavery, catholicism etc. I think the big C has it on sheer force of numbers though.
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Postby RYP » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:09 pm

I was gonna vote for "infomercial"
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Postby crotalus01 » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:38 pm

definitely Telemarketers...
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Postby Renard » Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:07 pm

Mankind's biggest scourge has been the capacity to reason. I voted science, which I reckon is the closest thing.
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Postby DawnC71 » Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:43 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH....Swining Lie.....Hahahahahaha..you sow cwazzzyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Slam » Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:57 pm

American college teen movies.
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Postby Land Rover » Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:08 pm

grocery store plastic bags, capri pants, genetically modified food, Budweiser (et. al.), Saturn cars, wall to wall carpeting, Grandparents Day (et. al.), giant plastic brightly-colored toys, cancer, hairless cats, mullets, small children with mullets, chardonnay, tubgirl, group hugs, and fast food.
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Postby Lunatock » Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:26 pm

Shrill Spanky.
So I'll meet up with that Russian, that Brazillian, the rest of the team from Brooklyn..and we'll start shooting.
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Postby Renard » Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:49 pm

Harv,

Yes, reason is a terrible thing. I'm more into the primal force of feeling, a state in which all strong emotion becomes automatically self-justifying. Personally I think we should get back to living in tree tribes, slinging shit at each other and masturbating all day long. Then we wouldn't have to put up with Sri Lanky's posts anymore.
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Postby Marco_Benoit » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:01 pm

Boy bands
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Postby Buzzsaw » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:03 pm

Ever had haemorrhoids? If you did, that would be your vote.
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Postby Renard » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:09 pm

I blame haemorrhoids on science. If you didn't have science, you wouldn't know you had haemorrhoids.
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Postby Buzzsaw » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:18 pm

Believe me, I'd know. They're tearing the ass out of me.
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