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Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Fucking Bell In History

posted by on April 10 at 12:37 PM

While reading Hegel’s Lectures on the History of Philosophy, this passage, which concerns the rules Catholic missionaries established for the education and civilization of Indians, appears and makes me wonder:

I even recall one missionary used to ring a bell at midnight to remind the [Indians] to perform their marital duties. Because it would have never occurred to them to do so.
rr_Bell-1.jpg This is twisted in so many ways. What kind of mind imagines natives who are so disorderly that they even need this instruction, this command: Now is the time to fuck?

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well you cant have them doing it in the daytime
that burns gods eyes

Posted by linus | April 10, 2008 12:43 PM

A sex-obsessed mind, who would probably then go tiptoeing around outside people's huts listening for the sounds of lovemaking, so he could "choke the bishop" under his robes.

Posted by rob | April 10, 2008 12:49 PM

Their marital duties imply a will to procreate. The bell ringing is there no doubt to remind them of this as they copulate. This is Hegel after all CM. Sex is aufgehobt into a divine teleogly by the ringing of the bell. Sex becomes conscious of itself as it understands itself in relation to the moral will. Without the bell sex is nothing at all.

Posted by kinaidos | April 10, 2008 1:03 PM

a typical 16th century mind besotted with ridiculous religious beliefs about the natural order of the universe.

if you are fair you will find that back in them days, pretty much every culture was blighed, ignorant and very violent.....and had ridiculous religious beliefs....including those that got oppressed by the Europeans.

Posted by unPC | April 10, 2008 1:12 PM

Damn. Maybe that's why I get a hard-on every time the doorbell rings.

Posted by Big_K | April 10, 2008 7:57 PM

@ 4
you may be unPC all you want, but at least try not to grossly unjustified in your generalizations.

Posted by Morgan | April 10, 2008 8:07 PM

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