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Re: clarifying some probable mistake

Apr 16, 1997 10:21 AM
by Tom Robertson

Bart wrote:

>	What is slower development? Not figuring out how to kill people as

Yes, even assuming that is the only difference between, say, European culture
and African culture, that is one aspect of slower development.  The ability to
kill is a good thing.  If we didn't know how to kill viruses and vegetables, for
starters, we could not live.  The greatest event, for the world as a whole, in
the 20th century, is that the United States developed the atomic bomb first.  I
wonder what access to Theosophical Society meetings we would have today if far
more immoral countries than the United States, such as Nazi Germany, Japan, or
the Soviet Union, had had a nuclear monopoly first.  The ability to kill, as is
the case with all other abilities, can be used for evil purposes, but there is
no way around the often unpleasant fact that competition is necessary for

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