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- Boring Boring Boring K ( ) Talking about Nuclear Weapons is boring Stein '46
[Gertrude Stein. 1946. “Reflections on the Atomic Bomb” JCOOK]
They asked me what I thought of the atomic bomb. I said I had not been able to take any interest in it. I like to read detective and mystery stories. I never get enough of them but whenever one of them is or was about death rays and atomic bombs I never could read them. What is the use, if they are really as destructive as all that there is nothing left and if there is nothing there nobody to be interested and nothing to be interested about. If they are not as destructive as all that then they are just a little more or less destructive than other things and that means that in spite of all destruction there are always lots left on this earth to be interested or to be willing and the thing that destroys is just one of the things that concerns the people inventing it or the people starting it off, but really nobody else can do anything about it so you have to just live along like always, so you see the atomic [bomb] is not at all interesting, not any more interesting than any other machine, and machines are only interesting in being invented or in what they do, so why be interested. I never could take any interest in the atomic bomb, I just couldn't any more than in everybody's secret weapon. That it has to be secret makes it dull and meaningless. Sure it will destroy a lot and kill a lot, but it's the living that are interesting not the way of killing them, because if there were not a lot left living how could there be any interest in destruction. Alright, that
is the way I feel about it. They think they are interested about the atomic bomb but they really are not not any more than I am. Really not. They may be a little scared, I am not so scared, there is so much to be scared of so what is the use of bothering to be scared, and if you are not scared the atomic bomb is not interesting.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. They listen so much that they forget to be natural. This is a nice story.
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. it is really because they are beginning to be bored. the principle is clearly acknowledged.Sheboygan North Debate
. the population of the world increased and the nations were bored en masse. boredom is already coming on. As long as children are having a good time. habit and boredom have gained the upper hand to such a degree. and whoever has the basic principle behind him must necessarily have infinite momentum for making discoveries. tempering his reflections more or less according to his desire to diminish or increase his impetus. From “Either/Or”. It would be quite impossible to prevail if one wanted to demand a divorce because one's wife is boring. then from the Babylonian tower. or that a cabinet minister be dismissed or a journalist be executed because he is frightfully boring. or demand that a king be dethroned because he is boring to behold. then Adam and Eve were bored en famille. Then they were dispersed around the world. Even if she had all other excellent virtues. And what consequences this boredom had: humankind stood tall and fell far. can have such a capacity to initiate motion. Since that moment. It is not merely repelling but infinitely repulsive. but things go on so curiously in the world. This can be said in the strictest sense. JCOOK] People with experience maintain that proceeding from a basic principle is supposed to be very reasonable. then.
nursemaid. but they continued to be bored. but in a different way. Since boredom advances and
boredom is the root of all evil. trustworthy. therefore Eve was created. a person needs only to ponder how corrupting boredom is for people. I yield to them and proceed from the basic principle that all people are boring. that the world goes backwards. and if he wants to press the speed of the motion to the highest point. Adam was bored alone. no wonder. Therefore. one always considers essentially not only that she is sober. or that a clergyman be exiled because he is boring to listen to. therefore they created human beings. Adam was bored because he was alone. How corrupting boredom is. and good-natured but also takes into esthetic consideration whether she knows how to entertain children. This notion is just as boring as the tower was high and is a terrible demonstration of how boredom had gained the upper hand. they hit upon the notion of building a tower so high that it would reach the sky. they are always good. my thesis is true. almost with danger to the locomotive. Or is there anyone who would be boring enough to contradict me in this regard? This basic principle has to the highest degree the repelling force always required in the negative. The gods were bored. If. boredom entered the world and grew in quantity in exact proportion to the growth of population. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. It is very curious that
The effect that boredom brings about is absolutely magical. just as people now travel abroad. which is actually the principle of motion. one would not hesitate to give her the sack if she lacked this qualification. that evil spreads. he needs only to say to himself: Boredom is the root of all evil. then. but this effect is one not of attraction but of repulsion. everyone recognizes also with regard to children. which itself has such a calm and sedate nature. for if they at times become unmanageable even while playing. Cool Guy. when selecting a
boredom. After that. indeed. that justice is done to esthetics only in the conduct of the nursemaid.Boring Boring Boring K ( ) Boredom is the root of all evil-doers Kierkegaard '
[Kierkegaard. Here. To amuse themselves.
Washington University. Intrinsically evil acts are always immoral. he remains silent. one distributes available food in equal shares even if everyone dies. and adhering to Christian principles for the sake of being Christian. Such an act is. The ultimate test always harks back to the highest principle – recant or die.htm] The moral species of an act is determined by the moral object. The moral object (or simply the object) is the end. Every intrinsically evil act is inherently directed toward an evil moral object. toward which a knowingly chosen act is inherently directed. An act with an evil moral object is intrinsically directed toward an immoral end. An act that is inherently ordered toward an evil end is.cc/articles/moral-object. 1977.Boring Boring Boring K ( ) EVIL IS INHERENTLY IMMORAL. Roman Catholic theologian May 13. There is a strict analogy here between adhering to moral principles for the sake of being moral.
( ) WE MUST ACT MORALLY. The moral world contains pits and lions. But all three fonts must be good for the overall act to be moral. and therefore always immoral. No principle of morality absolves one of behaving immorally simply to save one’s life or nation. because the act. The ultimate test always harks back to the highest principle – recant or die – and it is pathetic to profess morality if one quits when the going gets rough. is ordered toward moral evil. Nothing can cause an intrinsically evil act to become moral because the act is evil by its very nature. In order to avoid sin.catechism. in terms of morality. therefore. if one is to be moral. 2010 http://www. evil. PREVENTING ANY MORAL ACTION Conte '10
[Ronald L. in terms of morality. Similarly. by the very nature of the act. a person must choose a different type of act. That an action is necessary to save one’s life is no excuse for behaving unpatriotically or immorally if one wishes to be a patriot or moral. but one looks always to the highest light. toward which the chosen act is inherently directed.] One may even have to sacrifice one’s life or one’s nation to be moral in situations where practical behavior would preserve it. immoral. nothing can cause an intrinsically evil act to become moral. WORLD HUNGER AND MORAL OBLIGATION. pp. the act is called intrinsically evil. This intrinsic ordering of an act toward its moral object (a good or evil end) constitues the essential moral nature of the act. if a prisoner of war undergoing torture is to be a (perhaps dead) patriot even when reason tells him that collaboration will hurt no one.Sheboygan North Debate
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. When the moral object is evil. also called the moral species. of the act. regardless of intention or circumstances. Every act with an evil moral object is intrinsically evil. 118-9. Intrinsically evil acts are inherently immoral. philosophy professor. For example. it is an intrinsically disordered act. An act that is inherently ordered toward only good in its object is good by its very nature. This intrinsic ordering of the act itself toward the moral object constitutes the moral nature.The moral object is the end. EVEN IF IT MEANS OUR OWN DEATH Watson '77
[Watson. Any act with an evil moral object is inherently immoral. in and of itself. Conte Jr. by its very nature. an act with a good moral object rather than an evil moral object.