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Old 04-20-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
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Mankinds Worst Mistake

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What do you think the BIGGEST mistake mankind has ever made is?




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Old 04-20-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:21 PM   #8
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:23 PM   #10
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:24 PM   #11
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Mankinds's worst mistake was religion, IMO.


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Old 04-20-2008, 04:36 PM   #12
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Not so much religion as a strict adherence, to the point of exclusion and violence, of any belief or operating (economic, political, etc..) system as being the ONLY one acceptable for everyone.


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Old 04-20-2008, 04:49 PM   #13
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Okay, actually the worst mistake was Harding's isolationist policy in the 20's


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Old 04-20-2008, 04:51 PM   #14
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What, you're absolving Euro pacifism and appeasement in the face of the rise of facism w/in europe, Hitler specifically?


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Old 04-20-2008, 04:53 PM   #15
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Man kinds worst mistake is not being loving enough. If we loved each other more the worlds problems I think would be overcome. Religion, though it gets a bad press in fact is only a tool; the majority are sheep; who allow themselves to be manipulated into thinking in particular ways and committing horrible atrocities in the name of their country or God or money. Even if religion did not exsist, I think those in power would still use things to manipulate people in their favour.



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Old 04-20-2008, 05:00 PM   #16
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What, you're absolving Euro pacifism and appeasement in the face of the rise of facism w/in europe, Hitler specifically?
Sorry,I meant one of the worst mistakes in American history. I should have made that clearer. Obviously those decisions were far stupider.


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I agree with J7, religion is a tool, for better or worse. In my wiev our worst mistake is to regard those who agree with us higher than those who don't. Those who disagre are too often seen as wrong and in need of "enlightening", often using voilence.


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I agree with J7, religion is a tool, for better or worse. In my wiev our worst mistake is to regard those who agree with us higher than those who don't. Those who disagre are too often seen as wrong and in need of "enlightening", often using voilence.
Whats curious, is how mob mentality, runs amoc in religions which at least from my reading of them are teaching love and respect...

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"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently." - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche The Dawn, Sec. 297



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Old 04-20-2008, 05:27 PM   #19
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Whats curious, is how mob mentality, runs amoc in religions which at least from my reading of them are teaching love and respect...
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..the majority are sheep
This, sadly, probably explains it. Coupled with man's own basic imperfection.


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Old 04-20-2008, 05:27 PM   #20
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Whats curious, is how mob mentality, runs amoc in religions which at least from my reading of them are teaching love and respect...
If the first mistake was religion, the second mistake was not following that religion.


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If the first mistake was religion, the second mistake was not following that religion.
I didn't say the first mistake was following religion

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This, sadly, probably explains it. Coupled with man's own basic imperfection.
Agreed.



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Old 04-20-2008, 05:47 PM   #22
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:36 PM   #23
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No, but in all seriousness tho, I'd have to say that religion and money are probably the two worst mistakes mankind has evermade.

Oh, and electing Bush as President wasn't that bright either...


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Old 04-20-2008, 07:47 PM   #24
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I didn't say the first mistake was following religion
No, I'm saying it (and Arcesious said it too ).

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Oh, and electing Bush as President wasn't that bright either...
Not so much a mistake, per se, as he wasn't elected.


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Old 04-20-2008, 08:20 PM   #25
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Mankinds's worst mistake was religion, IMO.
More like "religious politics," rather than religion itself.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:28 PM   #26
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Mankind's worst mistake, hmmm, that's a tricky one. In recent history, I'd go with the Cold War. In AD history, I think I'd go with the Dark Ages. In history in general, I'd probly go with religious warfare/intolerance.

This is of course, mistakes that ALL or a significantly large portion of humanity participated in. Not mistakes caused by a small faction, like the Holocaust.


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Mankind's biggest mistake: Personally I think the post WWI actions which led to WWII would have to be right up there at the top as far as recent history. Though if we are going of all time, definately the concept of ownership. Religion itself wasn't the problem as those using it simply as a tool to gather support so that they could own more stuff. Granted it has driven the many inventions, made many lives better, but truth be told it has caused more problems than anything else in this world.
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While I understand what you're saying, I believe that lack of ownership would only work in a perfect world, where people are incapable of selfishness. Here in reality, it's the concept of ownership that inspires us to achieve. It's ugly and imperfect for sure, but it works because it's based on realism, not idealism.

Oh, and I'll throw in another big-time mistake of the modern age: Imperialism.


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Poisoning our own environment, something along the lines defecating where you eat sound pretty stupid to me.

Beyond that, I believe it is our attitude that we are owed something by society and life in general.

Of course, our stupidest mistake is the one that has yet to be discovered, the one that will destroy us all.


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Religion itself wasn't the problem as those using it simply as a tool to gather support so that they could own more stuff.
Good point. However, take away religion, and could anyone have done that? Probably yes, but not as easily, I bet.

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There go the last 200 years.


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While I understand what you're saying, I believe that lack of ownership would only work in a perfect world, where people are incapable of selfishness. Here in reality, it's the concept of ownership that inspires us to achieve. It's ugly and imperfect for sure, but it works because it's based on realism, not idealism.

Oh, and I'll throw in another big-time mistake of the modern age: Imperialism.
Yay!!! Communism is the answer


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Mankinds's worst mistake was religion, IMO.
Tell that to the thousands of AIDS victims and people with other health problems that our Christian missionary doctor is treating in Africa. The Cameroon gov't doesn't have enough resources to treat them all, and no other secular organization has cared enough to go help.


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Then I'll revise... Mankind's worst mistakes were blind faith/religiously based wars...

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Tell that to the thousands of AIDS victims and people with other health problems that our Christian missionary doctor is treating in Africa.
I see your point. But you don't have to be a Christian to help people... However the mentality of religion to help, love, and care for others is not one we shoudl throw away. That is the good thing that came from religion, was being taught to help others. The bad part of religion is the part that tells you to deny logic and evidence...


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Tell that to the thousands of AIDS victims and people with other health problems that our Christian missionary doctor is treating in Africa. The Cameroon gov't doesn't have enough resources to treat them all, and no other secular organization has cared enough to go help.
From what I know, not many religious organizations have been over there as well. Besides, I'm not saying what your doctor is doing isn't doing is a bad thing, but most Christians use their time by protesting nonstop.


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I see your point. But you don't have to be a Christian to help people... .
I agree. However, no one else has stepped up to the plate to help out these people.


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Sadly no one else will do it... I agree, it's a tragedy.


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Our first biggest mistake was evolving into humans in the first place.

Our second biggest mistake was not evolving into the Bonobo first.
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