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—“Meta question: what’s the best way to ask off-topic questions to you or other experts?”— Matt Evans
Just like this, by (a) posting the question in the feed, or (b) posting the question in any comment with ‘off topic’ in the heading. Or via PM. Up to you.
—“Actual question: What do you expect the status of Christians to be in a propertarian society? That is, specifically, Christians who are firmly convinced of the supernatural aspects of Christianity; the literal resurrection, the actual divinity of Christ. Not cultural Christians or be nice to people Christians, but folks who believe in a literal Noah’s Ark [for example].”—
Christianity is compatible with natural law. (I consider myself a christian and a heathen, and an aryan.) Christian dogma argued in abrahamic verse violates that law if we claim it is true rather than allegorical). My practical solution and opinion opinion is that we are seeing the last generations of dogmatists, and that the vast body of ethically and culturally christian peoples would prefer a reformed church and a restoration of the separation of powers between the church (family and community: norms) and the state ( commerce, dispute, and warfare: laws ). That said, because christianity is compatible with most of western civ, and because christianity is compatible with natural law in practice, then this is not a matter for the law for the simple reason that we cannot change it except by prohibition and by prohibition cause war within our peoples.
—“E.g. “they all see how foolish they are and repent of supernaturalism”, or “they are slaughtered to make way for higher IQ people”, or “they are allowed to live peacefully among us so long as they abide by non-parasitism”.—-
I think I see it as simply speaking in archaic semitic language vs modern european language. And that the underlying behavior is better brought about by self authoring than superstition. But the underlying behavior is fine.
—-“Assuming something like the latter [survival and some degree of tolerated inclusion], raises interesting policy points like “they may not serve as judges” or “they may not testify in courts”, or perhaps more nuanced, “they may testify about things which are falsifiable, but any proclamation of supernatural acts in public our in courts would be disallowed”—
Well, this is already in the law. Yes.
—“I did a quick search on the website and didn’t really find this covered ; I apologize for missing it if it’s been covered already.”—
Religion is the hard part of social science and I have spent about four years on it, with this last year and a half quite a bit of focus and this winter even more. I think I have solved it. That said, faith provides mindfulness, if at high social and political cost, where self authoring provides mindfulness at high personal and economic cost. And we cannot morally deprive people of mindfulness without providing the alternative, and it is extremely difficult to train late life people in self authoring compared to faith.
—“Related question: America tolerates and even advantages, for instance, Amish communities today: they are exempted from certain taxes and military services. It is probably correct to argue that Amish communities are parasitic, in the sense that they benefit from the military security of the nation that encompasses them, without contributing able bodied men and certain types of tax revenues.”—
There is nothing parasitic about amish communities, they preserve our ancient tradition of voluntary corporation and their persistence is of extremely high value for that purpose. So think of it the other way, that they are providing us with a service – demonstrated not claimed – of what made the west high trust during our early and middle ages.
—“What’s the outcome of Amish or Quaker communities under a propertarian paradigm?”—
They are a living monument to our past, and we would be fools to interfere with it.