Re: Killing chickens and public norms
Richard Hunt (jc4x4@YAHOO.COM)
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 05:15:40 -0700
---Jason Cruse <jcruse@SOCKET.NET> wrote:
> I loved the chicken story. I do agree, though, that this wouldn't
> today, for variety of reasons.
> Without getting into the reasons of "why" and "what for" and such, I
> think any of us would disagree that public norms have changd over
> of what is acceptable and unacceptable. Judging the past, like
> the killing of chickens, doesn't serve any purpose. Would it "fly"
> way. But that doesn't mean it was bad then, just not proper now.
> changes bad? Not necessarily. But who among us would have expected a
> public debate over a "semen-stained dress" thirty years ago? Times
> Jason A. Cruse
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I have to disagree with your last statement, I believe
there would have been a lot of people to debate the
stained dress, it is just papers probley didn't cover
the story like they do today.
As far as killing chickens I my self have never done
it but I can see the usefulness in it. Some day you may
have to kill an animal for survival and you will have
to know how to clean and cook it, so I think this is
just teaching another skill that may be usefull.
If you don't think it is nessary then why do we teach
and make the kids practice starting fires, I can't
think of a reason you would need to start a bonfire in
middle of the city, it's due to the fact they may one
day be out in the wilderness and need this skill to
Just my take on the issue, which could be missing the
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