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by Ned Kelly
Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell was a Punk Rocker!
Replies: 18
Views: 2058

Neoplato wrote: Ok. I take it there have been some "taboos" established in this forum. For example, people's beliefs are hindering their ability to have an intelligent conversation because they are "sensitive" about the issue. Actually the taboos are more clear than what you suggest. The taboos on J...
by Ned Kelly
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell was a Punk Rocker!
Replies: 18
Views: 2058

Yeah well the fact that you are the only one in our JCF community who responded to this, proves my hypothesis that the JCF Foundation has veered far away from the teachings and wisdom of Joe Campbell. Campbell didn't give a flying f--- about any temporarily fashionable political ideologies like toda...
by Ned Kelly
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: How would Joseph explain current system failures?
Replies: 15
Views: 1681

Evinnra, as a man who has lived in China for some years, and as the husband of a Chinese Lady from Hong Kong, I mostly agree with you,,,, ...except to mention that in today's China, almost nothing remains of any traditional Chinese culture, nor of Confucianism. Which is a reminder of how fragile all...
by Ned Kelly
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: some humor to lighten the place up a little
Replies: 865
Views: 97572

:shock: Dear Ivor, is this your way of telling me that you don't post any more jokes on this web-site because you divorced all of us collectively? You divorced us for a floozy from cyber space? I'm hurt ... :cry: I am jealous!!!! :evil: *Evinnra storming out of the room in a huff* ps.: I ought to s...
by Ned Kelly
Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell was a Punk Rocker!
Replies: 18
Views: 2058

Campbell was a Punk Rocker!

I submit to all of our JCF friends, that the spirit of Punk was very close to Joe Campbell's heart!

Here is exhibit number one. I am 100 percent certain that Joe Campbell would have approved of this song and all that it represents:

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=OAkfHShATKY
by Ned Kelly
Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Religious Freedom
Replies: 12
Views: 972

I think the best remedy for all this is some GOOD PUNK ROCK!

Here ya go! http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=OAkfHShATKY
by Ned Kelly
Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: The Origins of Intolerance
Replies: 17
Views: 2311

Well intolerance (without any of the societal/cultural implications it carries) is not in and of itself a virtue. I feel that any person who claims to be opposed to intolerance has at the tip of their tongue "I don't tolerate intolerance!", a paradox that seems not to be discussed. Further more, li...
by Ned Kelly
Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: How would Joseph explain current system failures?
Replies: 15
Views: 1681

Re: How would Joseph explain current system failures?

Manish asked: So my QUESTION is... What is the mythological underpinning of current captialist, wealth-accumulator, west-dominated paradigm? Where are we coming from? What is this story that we are continuously playing and replaying? My answer: The late-modern (Western and especially Protestant-Engl...
by Ned Kelly
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Religious Freedom
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Not the focus of my post, Ned. Regardless of whether it was your focus, as a matter of honour and integrity it's right and proper for me to post that link about the reality of abortion, and to challenge you and all of our JCF friends to contemplate it. I don't say that everyone should agree with me...
by Ned Kelly
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Found: An Ancient Monument to the Soul
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Interesting, but no soul needs any monument in stone, to be immortal. And the very Human (and very truthful) belief in the eternal life of Human Souls, has been told by many stories of my neighbours (literally my next-door-neighbours), the Australian Aborigines, for at least the past 40,000 years. T...
by Ned Kelly
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Who is in the details?
Replies: 4
Views: 732

As a lawyer, I can tell you that the details are always negotiable! 8)
by Ned Kelly
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Religious Freedom
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Yes, Clemsy. Here is a film clip - narrated by a Hispanic friend of our country, America - featuring the reality of abortion... ....And I just dare you, and all of our other JCF friends, to watch the entire video (just over 8 minutes) while reconsidering the issue of abortion. You can't. You won't b...
by Ned Kelly
Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Worthy Quotes in Interesting Times
Replies: 30
Views: 1556

Steve C wrote: When Obama praises them, like everybody else, he is drinking Kool-Aid. YES! GOOD ON YA! And here is a funny clip about "drinking the Kool-Aid", and I think even those of our JCF friends who admire Obama, will get a good laugh out of it: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP1USaPMXpI
by Ned Kelly
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Image of Barack Obama
Replies: 60
Views: 3123

Bodhi wrote: I believe the results of the election sparked a collective catharsis in the U.S. among liberals and conservatives alike - a response to the emergence of those shadow contents. I agree. However, the American Civil War was ALSO supposed to be a national catharsis - yet it did not resolve ...
by Ned Kelly
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Image of Barack Obama
Replies: 60
Views: 3123

This, from a fellow JCF commenter whom I have repeatedly addressed as "my friend" despite our disagreements, and in my recent responses to you, Nandu, I have expressed (ver batim) how I "agree 60 percent" with much of what you have said. And I still do. But your above comment falls into the other 4...