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Old 30th November 2017, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: The Wisdom of the Ancients/ Ancestor Worship

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And then I thought.... maybe it's not always such a great idea to romanticise those traditional beliefs.
The notion of the noble savage was once pervasive. It still would have currency within the alternative scene.

Implicit in this romantic image is that we have grown corrupted, caught in the Devil's bargain and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.

Under the dictates of cultural relativism the term 'backward' is invalidated. Maajid Nawaz coined the pejorative label 'regressive left.'

These sentiments arise from the same belief.
We can know something only if it is both true and knowable, Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, 2011.
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