I have no words. - Page 5 - PlanetSide Universe
PSU Social Facebook Twitter Twitter YouTube Steam TwitchTV
PlanetSide Universe
PSU: If your gonna die, Die with your pants off.
Home Forum Chat Wiki Social AGN PS2 Stats
Notices
Go Back   PlanetSide Universe > General Forums > Political Debate Forum

 
Click here to go to the first VIP post in this thread.  
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 2012-04-28, 09:38 AM   [Ignore Me] #61
CutterJohn
Colonel
 
Re: I have no words.


Originally Posted by Figment View Post
Indeed! Glad you picked that up actually.

It is however different, since the one is backed by an active religion and the morals of THAT religion, while the other has become an expression of neutrality without religious morality, including no bias towards Pantheon gods as that religion is "dead".
A fair point. Few actually know who lady justice is. I didn't, I just had a sneaking suspicion.

EDIT: In fact, the blindfold was added to express just that neutrality in the middle ages. In Roman times, Justitia was not blind. In Roman times the virginity of Justitia resembled the lack of bias (I would presume virginity stood for "uncorrupted").
More roman times fun facts. Homosexuality wasn't frowned on so long as you were the pitcher. Buggering a slave boy was perfectly fine. Instead of calling someone a *** to insult them, you'd say they went down on a woman. To be subservient to a woman? Unthinkable! The ultimate in humiliations!

Various cultural mores throughout the world and history are fascinating.

EDIT2: I presume you see a difference between a cross, crescent moon or weighing scales ornamenting a court of law? Which of the three comes over as least biased?
I would worry most about the moon, since it means I am in very much the wrong country. Here? I am not worried, since it is still just a symbol. Whatever preconceptions or biases the court may have, they will have with or without symbols.

Last edited by CutterJohn; 2012-04-28 at 09:39 AM.
CutterJohn is offline  
Old 2012-04-28, 09:53 AM   [Ignore Me] #62
Figment
Lieutenant General
 
Re: I have no words.


Depends on the when too. Today? Maybe not as worrying as when you were a Cathar between the 11th and 14th century.

Inquisition can be a nasty thing.

Also, speaking of French heretics, 'christian' courts and speaking of national symbolism: Jean d'Arc.

Last edited by Figment; 2012-04-28 at 09:54 AM.
Figment is offline  
 
  PlanetSide Universe > General Forums > Political Debate Forum

Bookmarks

Discord

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29 AM.

Content © 2002-2013, PlanetSide-Universe.com, All rights reserved.
PlanetSide and the SOE logo are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment Inc. © 2004 Sony Online Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
All other trademarks or tradenames are properties of their respective owners.
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.