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 NOTES OF THE METRIC MONTHS FROM 53 TO 55 ASWW 




A BREACH OF THE WAR

Peace in a region ruled by Abraham religions is a breach of the war.

55.SML-55th Southern Late Lent



ROYAL HEIR LINES

Royal Heir Lines are sexist by tradition: they have boys put on airs.

37.EQU-55th Southern Mid-Lent



AN UNGUIDED MISSILE

Wittgenstein's overall impact on philosophy is that of an unguided missile: very impressive in part, little on the whole.

55.SMY-55th Southern Early Lent



A FREE COUNTRY

You can only find out if a country is a free country by not behaving like a well-programmed mediocrity.

27.NMY-55th Southern Equinoctial



SUPERNATURALISM A MENTAL DISORDER

Supernaturalism is a mental disorder that contravenes the laws of nature and does not even occur in nature, but Vatican Catholics and other supernaturalists of that ilk should be treated with care and compassion.

55th Southern Mid-Yule



SAVING GRACE

Religion has the good quality of seldom fooling any one person all of the time; and the saving grace of never fooling all of the people all of the time.

46.NML-55th Southern Early Yule



THE RIGHT STRESS

I hope the right stress may give you a buffet in the stomach rather than a buffet.

55.NML-55th Equatorial Month



QUALITY AND ALTERNATIVE

There's nothing clever in creating quality without an alternative; and there's nothing clever in creating an alternative without quality. The real art is to create an alternative with quality, and thus to offer both.

54.NEY-55th Northern Late Lent



CAELEBS, CAELIBIS, CAELIBATUS

"To live is to be alone", alliterated the celibate etymologist tongue in cheek.

37.SMY-55th Northern Mid-Lent



GENDERIZED LANGUAGE

A person speaking a genderized language thinks sex night and day. 'E, sorry, he or she sees and feels it everywhere.

42.SEM-55th Northern Equinoctial



A QUEEN'S ADVICE

If coming too soon is your problem, just follow Queen Victoria's advice: "Close your eyes and think of England".

45.NLY-55th Northern Late Yule



THEODEMONISM

Theism, the belief in one or more gods, is hand in supernatural glove with demonism, the belief in a devil or in other demons.

46.NMY-55th Northern Mid-Yule



THE INVISIBLE TEN DIGITS IN THE YEAR 13132

The first day of their year is arbitrary, the starting point of their era is arbitrary, and so is the base of their counting: 2000 denary is an arbitrary 13132 senary.

45.NML-55th Northern Early Yule



ADULTHOOD

Adulthood is the capacity to free yourself of the myths and prejudices of your upbringing or to be grateful for the lack of them.

27.NMY-54th Southern Late Lent



LONELINESS

Loneliness has always been the fate of the truly original mind, and it will, even more so, be the fate of the relevantly original mind.

45.EQU-54th Southern Mid-Lent



FOOTNOTES TO POETRY

Without footnotes some poems, for example, by Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, are unreadable; with footnotes they are indigestible (if not illegible).

45.NLY-54th Southern Early Lent



PIGEONHOLED

In languages such as English, but more so Dutch and German, and even more so French --the four languages i speak-- people are continuously pigeonholed by their genitals.

47.NEY-54th Southern Equinoctial



'THOU SHALT NOT KILL'

The Biblical injunction is not 'Thou shalt not kill', as many people have believed, but 'Thou shalt not kill', for on Biblical grounds it is not at all wrong in itself to kill or to murder; what is wrong is to do something that the Supreme Authority has expressly arrogated to Himself.
The Bible is full of cases in which that Authority slaughters people or peoples that feel or think differently from Himself, or in which such slaughter is promised to them.

54.EQU-54th Southern Mid-Yule



NOT A SNOWBALL'S CHANCE IN HEAVEN

According to the Bible the temperature in 'hell' is 445 centigrades, and the temperature in 'heaven' 525, give or take a few hundred degrees. There is not a snowball's chance in heaven that such a book will succeed in substituting rubbish for reason forever.

54th Southern Early Yule



YOUR OWN AGENDA

It is convenient to have your own diary; it is even more convenient to have your own agenda.

53.SLL-54th Equatorial Month



ALL THE RAGE

All the rage is at best nothing and at worst the precipice of lemmings.

54th Northern Late Lent



STONES IN ENGLAND

It is still a mystery to me that all stones in England weigh 14 pounds. I would have expected 12 pounds plus 8 ounces.

41.NLL-54th Northern Mid-Lent



ROBBING PETER TO PAY MARY

In an abortive attempt to defend themselves against accusations of sexism Christianists may claim that 'God their Father' does not only have masculine but also feminine qualities, 'such as love or tenderness'. Thus they rob Peter to pay Mary.

54.NLY-54th Northern Equinoctial



THE COLLAPSE OF RELIGIOUS TOTALITARIANISM

Just like the Marxist-Leninist totalitarian state in its heyday, the Christian, Islamic or other religionist state is, all supernaturalist claims to the contrary notwithstanding, man-made; and being made by human beings it can be undone by human beings.
A few principled dissidents or isolated groups may initiate the collapse of religious totalitarianism and exclusivism, even in the face of seemingly unsurmountable difficulties and sufferings, as evidenced by the rise and fall of Marxism-Leninism.

46.SMY-54th Northern Late Yule



A BETTER PERSON THAN I

Anyone in the world may be a better person than I am, but if so, then because 'e acts and feels and speaks and thinks more closely in accordance with the TRINP values, while not at the same time espousing or promoting a belief that directly or indirectly causes them to be disregarded.

53.SEL-54th Northern Mid-Yule



HUMANISTS

Humanists are people who look forward to the next century ...
of the Christianists.

53.SLL-54th Northern Early Yule



ARBITRARY

Nothing arbitrary will last forever --
no Gregorian calendar, no standard spelling unrelated to grammar or pronunciation, no state borders thru natural or national lands.

53.SML-53rd Southern Late Lent



RIGHTS AND BANKNOTES

Rights are like banknotes: the more of them you print on paper, the bigger the inflation.

38.SML-53rd Southern Mid-Lent



PETERING OUT

The faith of Saint Peter is now petering out.

42.SML-53rd Southern Early Lent



BISEXUAL

I used to think i was bisexual, but now i'm sure i only fancy nonsmokers.

46.NLL-53rd Southern Equinoctial



HUMANS AND CHICKENS

The most noticeable thing that distinguished Plato and Plato's followers from chickens was that they had flattened nails.

47.NMY-53rd Southern Mid-Yule



NOT TOO PUNCTILIOUS

I don't over-punctiliously adhere to the letter of the Bible: sometimes i drink with publicans and eat with Christians.

44.NMY-53rd Southern Early Yule



A VIRTUOUS MAN

A virtuous man is possessed of a penis, not by one.

47.EQU-53rd Equatorial Month



A MAKE-BELIEVE COUNTRY

Quite a few Canadians want to force the whole of Canada to believe in the so-called "supreme power" of a god named "God". Canada as a maple-leave country does not suffice for them: it must also remain or become a make-believe country.

36.SML-53rd Northern Late Lent



MAY THE SHEEP ...

May the sheep that leaps over the ditch not follow the flock but the right reason.

53rd Northern Mid-Lent



HISTORY

There are two kinds of people who love history: first, those who want to maintain history; and second, those who want to make history.

53rd Northern Equinoctial



THE VALUE OF TRUTH IN SUPERNATURALISM

Writers are able to make untrue statements on paper now, and writers were able to make untrue statements on paper one, two or three thousand years ago. For supernaturalists who believe in something because it is written in a one-, two- or three-thousand-year-old book, truth has no more value than a piece of paper; no more value than a piece of Bible paper, no more value than a piece of Koran paper.

48.SEM-53rd Northern Late Yule



VWLS

F Y WNT T RD THS, Y'LL HV T NSRT VWLS.

48.NLL-53rd Northern Mid-Yule




Notes between the 52nd Southern Mid-Yule and the 53rd Northern Mid-Yule will not be found in this file.




©MVVM, 53-60 ASWW

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