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||Posted: May 16 2009, 20:39
|Quote (wiga @ May 16 2009, 13:39)|
|Quote (nightspore @ May 16 2009, 07:10)|
|a case of "the meek will inherit Middle-Earth"!|
Off topic for a moment - I have often wondered how the 'meek' would react if they inherited the earth, that is, if meekness is a passive attitude. Would it would be like - "Er, thank you very much for the earth - er, well what do we do with it now?"
I suppose the political correctness movement can be considered the quintessence of meekness - the only thing that will stop it from inheriting the earth is the presence of ideologies (I understand you have laws in the UK preventing the naming of such things, so I won't do any naming here) that believe right and wrong are absolutes dictated by God.
I remember there was an amusing line in Not the Nine O'Clock News or Monty Python or Blackadder to the effect: "Blessed are the meek, for they shall be shouted at in a loud and hectoring manner".