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"You could say they're the exception that prove the rule.  Apparently, in societies t…"

Simon Paynton replied Jun 18, 2015 to I'm confused about morality

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"What we do is to instinctively place ourselves in another's position, or we place so…"

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"The thing with the Golden Rule is that it's instinctive.  We feel empathy and moved…"

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"What I mean is, the free will problem notwithstanding, you wouldn't want to not do y…"

Simon Paynton replied Jun 17, 2015 to I'm confused about morality

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"On the other hand, it's not what you'd call a free choice, unless you enjoy potentia…"

Simon Paynton replied Jun 17, 2015 to I'm confused about morality

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"I think you're right, the Golden Rule, so far as it is a rule, would apply: you woul…"

Simon Paynton replied Jun 17, 2015 to I'm confused about morality

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"That's true. "

Simon Paynton replied Jun 17, 2015 to I'm confused about morality

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"I never said it's a fact:  I said it's an optimum overall long-term strategy. "

Simon Paynton replied Jun 17, 2015 to I'm confused about morality

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"The Golden Rule can be a good guide, because we often share common experiences with…"

Simon Paynton replied Jun 17, 2015 to I'm confused about morality

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"There's also: Intentions:  without mental defilements (i.e. greed, hatred or ignoran…"

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