NOTES OF THE METRIC MONTHS
FROM 64 TO 67 ASWW
first note of the year
Mankind made a big step forward with the invention of the wheel;
humankind made another big step forward with the invention of the new
41.SEM-67th Southern Late Lent
THE PRICE OF A LACK OF BALANCE
The price of an unbalanced attitude in erotic and sexual matters is things
like gluttony and addiction to alcohol or other drugs (not to mention
suicide and violence towards others).
66.SML-67th Southern Early Lent
Parents who put as many children in this world as possible for their own
security in later life or for some ideologically supported demographic
reason are egoists who may care about their own future or that of the
religion or other ideology they adhere to themselves, but not about the
future of their children or children's children on this planet.
67.EQU-67th Southern Equinoctial
TO HAVE FUN
If the priority in your life is to have fun, you are bound for disaster,
unless, perhaps, it is few other people's priority to have fun in
67.NEY-67th Southern Mid-Yule
PICKING YOUR POCKET
In itself it does you no injury when a neigbor says that there is a god or
'It neither picks your pocket nor breaks your leg'.
However, if your neighbor manages to impress a religious motto on the
country's money in your purse or wallet, a neighbor in such a state does
pick your pocket!
66.EQU-67th Equatorial Month
FOR THE LOVE OF HISTORY
There are two kinds of lovers of history: firstly, the conventionalists,
traditionalists and reactionaries who imitate her slavishly, efficient or
not, just and fair, or not; secondly, the innovators who keep history,
where it is efficient and just, and who make it, where it is not.
46.NLL-67th Northern Late Lent
ATTRACTION IS NO EXCUSE
the poor and the pliable into believing the false and farfetched, yet
'e will not accept the
glorification of its symbols and institutions, still less yield to
the desire of the worst to lord it over all.
67.NEY-67th Northern Mid-Lent
Wénsēntè de wéndòu: Wénsēntè de dòuzhēng búshì
wǔdòu, shì wéndòu.
Vinsent's cultural struggle: Vinsent's struggle is not a violent, armed
struggle but a nonviolent, cultural struggle.
67.NEY-67th Northern Equinoctial
EGOISM IN SYMBOLS
Egoists consider state and other symbols important when they think
that they should be kept because they represent something they are in
favor of; they consider the same symbols too unimportant for taking the
trouble of removing them when others think they should go because
they represent something those others are opposed to.
57.NML-67th Northern Late Yule
INCLUSIVENESS INSTEAD OF TOLERANCE
In the case of tolerance the rich tolerate the poor, the big the small,
the strong the weak.
In the case of
inclusiveness, however, the rich
and the poor, the big and the small, the strong and the weak are included
And the demand for inclusivity is not confined to what is beyond the scope
of books which are labeled 'holy'.
For a book is only holy if it is 'whole', that is, inclusive; if it does
not explicitly address the rich who may or may not tolerate the poor,
men and boys who may or may not tolerate women and girls, those who are
exclusively heterosexual who may or may not tolerate those who are not,
and so on, and so forth.
63.EQU-67th Northern Mid-Yule
THE VALUE OF TRUTH
The value of truth should eventually crush
supernaturalism in a
43.SLL-67th Northern Early Yule
(NB From 67.NEY to 76.EQU the
compass names of the
Metric months were used.)
YOU SHOULD LEAVE THE WORLD A FAIRER PLACE
In theory all people will agree that you should leave the world a
fairer place than when you arrived.
In practice all people together are still leaving the world a fuller
place than when they arrived.
66.NEM-66th Southern Late Lent
Sexual crimes and offenses should be punished like other crimes and
offenses and not out of all proportion, as those have it who in fear of
(talking about) sex (or the wrong sexual acts) and mere nudity overreact
more or less grossly in proposing or meting out sometimes outrageously
severe punishments for acts in which sex is involved, while at the same
time in favor of much more lightly punishing (or not punishing) more
serious crimes in which no sex is involved.
57.EQU-66th Southern Mid-Lent
SOMETHING ELSE THAN THAT
It is not in general difficult for a
supernaturalist force to
warp common sense, especially the common sense of innocent children and
But something else than the word of a supernaturalist is required to
create and maintain human sanity.
41.NLY-66th Southern Early Lent
Nothing in science makes sense except in the light of
66.NLL-66th Southern Equinoctial
THE QUESTION OF DENOMINATIONAL PRIMACY
The question which precedes all others in the
denominational field is:
'Do you believe first and foremost in one or more norms and/or values,
or, first and foremost in one or more gods and/or demons?'
This is the question of denominational primacy.
immediately asks people whether they believe in (a) 'God' (and a devil)
should start at the beginning instead!
47.NEY-66th Southern Mid-Yule
MAINTAIN YOUR EQUILIBRIUM
Extremists say: "Be
fruitful in order to increase your number, and to fill the Earth, and to
subdue the others;" and they multiply without restriction, filling the
entire Earth and trying to subdue everything and everybody, so long as
they still exist.
Neutralists, inspired by
the norm of neutrality, care about
the future of this planet, inclusive of humankind itself, and say:
"Maintain your specific equilibrium, behave as an equal and integral part
of nature, so that all may survive."
64.NLY-66th Southern Early Yule
PLURIFORM WITH CHARACTER
Why couldn't the interests of one and the same human being be as diverse
as the leaves of one and the same sassafras tree are pluriform, without
36.SEL-66th Equatorial Month
DOCTORS OF SEXOLOGY
exclusivists who are
shocked by the idea that you could not fully know (in all contexts) whether
a person is male or female, that is, has a male or female body, should be
made Doctors of Sexology, since doctors are not even traditionally supposed
to have a sex in the English language.
After all it is common among these irrelevantists to list people as
Mr Smith, Mrs, Miss and Ms Jones and Dr Thesis, as if the doctor were not
a Mr Thesis or a Ms Thesis as well.
Another solution in an exclusivist society is, of course, to call everyone
"Doctor", Dr Smith and Dr Jones included.
60.NEM-66th Northern Late Lent
WITHOUT THE NORM
the Norm or, more
generally, the primacy of norms and values, anything can be commanded!
44.SEL-66th Northern Mid-Lent
A legislator who lays down that animals must not be slaughtered without an
anesthetic, and who subsequently allows the killing of animals without an
anesthetic on religious grounds, brazenly and immorally elevates
of the slaughterer's type to something sanctioned by the state.
61.SML-66th Northern Equinoctial
EXPIRED AFTER A LONG-LIVED EVIL
What we are looking forward to is the day when
extremism will finally
It may be announced then that 'exism expired after a long-lived evil' or
'after a protracted stay on Earth'.
43.SML-66th Northern Late Yule
WITHOUT ANY NOTION
'Let us procreate and consume and procreate and consume and procreate and
consume and procreate and consume, without any notion of natural
equilibrium; that tomorrow we shall all die.'
65.NLL-66th Northern Mid-Yule
THE HE DAY OF SEXISM
Some would like the he day of sexism to be superseded by the
he or she day of sexual
43.NLY-66th Northern Early Yule
AN ETERNALLY HAPPY (AFTER)LIFE
The desire for an eternally happy (after)life is
extremist and perverts
happiness into the wrong kind of value.
Moreover, the desire for such a life for oneself or own's own group
exclusively is egoistic.
The promise or claim that such a life will follow expresses a lack of
truth, which requires people to
keep silent about what one does not know or to present as fiction what
one makes up.
61.NLY-65th Southern Late Lent
MAY IT (NOT) HAVE HAPPENED
Let the past warn and inspire us, not blot out our future.
44.NEY-65th Southern Mid-Lent
THE SIN OF DISCRIMINATION
DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE
When nature destroys a whole city in a volcanic eruption or an earthquake,
it does not discriminate against any particular group on the basis of
ethnicity, sex or sexuality: everybody will die or has an equal chance of
When a human ideology claims that a particular ethnic or sexual group,
usually a minority, is to blame for such a disaster, that ideology makes a
demagogic, cowardly use of prejudices.
People who accept the Word of such a scapegoating ideology as their own
commit the sin of discrimination, which in its gravity may vary from verbal
abuse to murder on the scale of genocide.
65.NEY-65th Southern Early Lent
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE NONOWNER?
Traditional economists raving about (the prospects of) prosperity in a
country not only look at legal property exclusively but also at the effects
of such property on the owner exclusively; they conveniently forget about
the effects on the nonowner.
An owner will not keep
'er property if it gives
'im more pain than
pleasure, but the nonowner does not have that choice, if or when
'e is faced with such
things as more pollution, more unsightliness, more noise (indoors and
outdoors), less space, less freedom and fewer plants and animals.
The traditional economists' prosperity may contribute to a general
well-being and so it may not.
56.SML-65th Southern Equinoctial
A SO-CALLED 'RELIGIOUS' EXPERIENCE
If someone calls some sort of special experience "a religious experience"
'e is not in any way
lying about the plain facts, 'e has or has had some kind of natural
experience which 'e gives a
interpretation or about which 'e utters a supernaturalist claim.
But the interpretation or the claim in itself is not the experience.
65.NEM-65th Southern Mid-Yule
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF JUSTICE
In the theory of justice, justice is plainly the concern of everyone alike;
in the practice of justice, justice is mainly the concern of the
41.NLY-65th Southern Early Yule
FOLLY OR NATURAL QUALITY?
of the gospel human wisdom is folly before God;
normists who respect
truth itself human wisdom is a
natural quality (over a
lack of it).
62.NLL-65th Equatorial Month
MICROWISE AND MACROMAD
Those who think they can help the environment by reducing their
consumption by a few percent, or even ten to twenty percent, while at the
same time taking four or more biological children, regardless of how many
children those close to them have, are microwise and macromad, or worse,
show a behavior which is micro-responsible and macro-irresponsible.
65.NEY-65th Northern Late Lent
ON AN EQUAL FOOTING
If those who do not belong to the largest or the most powerful
denomination of a country want to be treated on an equal footing,
they should, at least, offer something (an alternative) that can be
treated on an equal footing.
If the alternative
is nothing else than an antidoctrine that reacts against the dominant one,
it may acquire enough strength to obtain a number of equal rights for its
followers or adherents, but it will always exist, then, by the grace of
Only if the alternative denominational doctrine has its own,
independent foundation, can the religion or other ideology that has
preponderated so far be doomed to eventually disappear.
27.NLY-65th Northern Mid-Lent
SO MUCH SEX, SO LITTLE
Have as much sex as needed to be or to become (again) a healthy man,
woman or human; have as little sex as needed to be or to become (again)
a good person.
64.SML-65th Northern Equinoctial
MAKE UP AND DENY
It is typical of religions not only to make people believe in things that
do not exist, but also to make them deny the existence of things that do,
if not in general, then at least in their own lives.
62.SEL-65th Northern Late Yule
THE OBSCENITY OF STATE CENSORSHIP
One of the most obscene things brought forth by human civilization is
state censorship, where it concerns people or their activities that do not
interfere with, or call for or condone the interference with the freedom
43.EQU-65th Northern Mid-Yule
'Those who honor me, dishonor me, and those who dishonor me, honor me.'
35.SLL-65th Northern Early Yule
'IF GOD DOES NOT EXIST ...'
'If God does not exist, then everything is permissible' for
(who believe in the primacy of gods and demons).
believe in the primacy of norms and values) only those things are
permissible that you have the right to do and that do not worsen the
world, regardless of the (non)existence of gods
61.NEY-64th Southern Late Lent
NO PHYSICIST EVER SAW AN APPLE ...
No physicist ever saw an apple fall off a tree.
Living beings may see apples falling off trees, but physicists as
physicists see the distance between bodies changing and other
phenomena of that nature.
It is the difference between the
truth and the
relevance of a description
(and distinction) which is at stake here.
56.SEM-64th Southern Mid-Lent
NO EASY CROSSING
It is one thing to ford a shallow creek at ease, it is another thing
to cross the wide river between the land of mere being and the land of
purity or perfection.
64.NLL-64th Southern Early Lent
NO LONGER IN THE LAP OF THE GODS
When the patriarchs of
lost their power, the lives of religious believers, monotheist and
polytheist, male and female, are no longer in the lap of the gods.
42.NLL-64th Southern Equinoctial
Living beings that live and continue to live on the basis of natural
evolution are 'intervivors'.
60.NLY-64th Southern Mid-Yule
A PILE OF FIREWOOD
The type of ethical or
which portrays an unbridled accumulation of 'intrinsic' or 'fundamental'
values and rights and duties, without reducing them to one or the smallest
possible number is a pile of firewood which merely exudes smoke.
45.NMY-64th Southern Early Yule
IGNORANCE AND HYPOCRISY ONLY
The practical effects of the Abstinence Only ideology of certain
in this case) are ignorance and hypocrisy: at best it does not lead to
less questionable sex in the long run and at worst to much more unsafe and
secretive sex and many more abortions.
Besides, it is practically an invitation to spend (more) sublimational
time and money on alcohol, tobacco or other drugs and on eating too much
(sweet aphrodisiacs, for instance).
60.SML-64th Equatorial Month
THEOCENTRISM VERSUS NORMISM
Theocentrists prefer a
world of God,
normists a world of good.
42.NLY-64th Northern Late Lent
False accusations need nothing else than a lack of conscience
(in those who accuse others).
61.NLY-64th Northern Mid-Lent
POLYINTERPRETABLE PHILOSOPHERS OR PROPHETS
Some people can argue for hundreds or even thousands of years about the
first, only, real interpretation of a
polyinterpretable philosopher or prophet.
36.SLL-64th Northern Equinoctial
WITH FULL INTELLECTUAL FURY
Some say we should go after religion with full intellectual fury, but we
should keep on developing our own viable alternative to religion with full
intellectual fury and then surpass all
extremism and lack of
personhood in theory and in
practice, that is, morally.
62.SEY-64th Northern Late Yule
FROM LUST TO DRYASDUST
History shows that many political and religious ideologues turn into
straight-laced, stuffy stick-in-the-muds after first having sowed their
own wild oats.
43.NLY-64th Northern Mid-Yule
TRADITION OR EXCLUSIVISM
When adjusting languages look at what fits in best with a
culture, not at what belongs to a traditional culture, not at what belongs
and least of all at what you should say or write in a culture that is both
traditional and exclusivistic or irrelevantistic.
62.NMY-64th Northern Early Yule
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