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

Postby RYP » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:31 pm

I think Renard was describing Congress except they use the media and special interest groups to sling shit at each other..

perhaps our vilest creation since we hunted and gathered...were the creation of politicians who make us gather for them and make us hunt other humans.
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Postby redharen » Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:39 pm

Here's your answer, Shining Eye:

"Maybe in order to understand mankind we have to look at that word itself. MANKIND. Basically, it's made up of two separate words: 'mank' and 'ind.' What do these words mean? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind."

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Postby Dim » Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:56 pm

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


Get an old washpail, fill it with warm water and sit in it in the evenings when you're watching TV/surfing the net.

If they're real bad go to the Doctor and get some suppositries.

Eat more fibre.
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Postby Land Rover » Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:37 pm

buzz, drink more water and get off your arse... :)
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Postby RYP » Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:47 pm

I was gonna say get a 3 inch long wire brush attached to an electric drill and clean house. Then replace your colon with a 2" wide 6 inch long PVC pipe. You can use a sink stopper for a sphincter. If you need to pay for this, you can always store people's gerbils in there while they are on vacation or smuggle contraband. There is no man brave enoug to pull a 2" white rubber sink stopper out of a nervous plane or bus passenger.

Hope this helps...

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and oh yeah...eat more fibre, drink more water. Stay away from MRE's
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Postby Land Rover » Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:49 pm

RYP wrote:I was gonna say get a 3 inch long wire brush attached to an electric drill and clean house. Then replace your colon with a 2" wide 6 inch long PVC pipe. You can use a sink stopper for a sphincter. If you need to pay for this, you can always store people's gerbils in there while they are on vacation or smuggle contraband. There is no man brave enoug to pull a 2" white rubber sink stopper out of a nervous plane or bus passenger.


are you drinking again?
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Postby ReptilianKittenEater » Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:58 pm

RYP - the man's a genius. Just figured out a cure for travellers diarrhea.

Ohter scourges: reality tv, sperm, neo-conservatism, charles de gualle, zits.

Seriously Eye, thinking of one belief or philosphy as a scourge is wrong. Where following a belief to the point that no others exist - thats the scourge
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the scourge

Postby seektravelinfo » Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:02 pm

The answer is:
(so obvious and not included in the poll)
OVERPOPULATION
"I wish the women would hurry up and take over." (Leonard Cohen)
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Postby patriot » Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:34 pm

Government. MTV. But more obvious than anything anyone has said...war.
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Postby Bobby Sands » Fri Aug 20, 2004 12:02 am

It's a tie: Genghis Khan and/or Mr. T.

I pity the foo who mess with either one of them.
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Postby Kurt » Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:25 am

None of the above.

Bad water has been mankinds biggest scourge.
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Postby Tejas » Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:30 am

forever eden. oh wait, you said biggest scourge........ not let down.

um, does anyone remember eve giving adam that apple even after he ponied up a rib? you see where im going with this.
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Tejas

Postby jonas » Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:51 am

Tejas...you know YOU are womankind's biggest scourge! ;)

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Postby Texas Carnie Roadshow » Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:01 am

If I had to choose anything from the list, I'd probably go with slavery.
At least with Communism, you were only at your government's mercy,
Slavery puts you at everyone's.
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Postby DawnC71 » Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:01 am

I voted colonialism because it has been responsible for the decimation of millions of indigenous people throughout history.
I mean if we are really talking about a scourge, then that is my choice.
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