I checked with Reg before posting this, but if any mods feel it's contrary to house rules, I understand if it needs to be deleted.I've been a member here for more than a year, though I don't post…Continue
"Its been answered repeatedly.
The standard used, is simply to use our ability to empathize, to gauge an action's impact upon others, and whether that will produce unfair harm or benefit.
If you see the action is unfair, such as killing someone…"
"Hi Robert, it seems to me that you're jumping ahead of the argument. I'm not arguing that Christianity teaches this universal, "what is right" moral standard. I think it does, but that's irrelevant to the point I'm…"
""....but if you ever, ever think something like child-marriage or suttee are wrong, then you are relying on a separate moral standard of "what is actually right.""
No, you are relying on your cultural standards. Please enlighten…"
"1. If we do not have a moral standard deeper than human consciences, we cannot make meaningful moral judgments.
We can make no judgements at all, about anything, without thinking. You would not be able to TELL if a moral judgement was…"
"Hey Reg, yes, I saw that link and read it. (I read the Sunday School posts religiously, or, er, something.) I wondered if you thought of this discussion when you posted it. To me, the article seemed to illustrate what I'm talking about, the…"
The context is being shifted here.
I am not saying that if it evolved it is moral, I am saying it is morality.
I gave some examples in this thread, trying to get this concept across, I'll try again:
In some cultures, it is immoral for…"
"Hi David - I think we both do a weekly Sunday School?? In my one I try to cover stories and articles about the popular more blogs from during the week. Here is one from yesterday.
Science and moral intuitions."
I started to respond to this, but I just deleted what I had written. My short answer is that you're misunderstanding what Exodus 21 is about. (I assume that is Exodus 21:20-21 are what you're talking about? That's the only part…"
"Lets keep "yellow" for now.
We all AGREE that a particular RANGE in the wavelength of light is what we agree is "yellow". In different cultures, however, what is considered to be the most yellow, or true yellow, differs.…"
"Alright everyone, I'm almost at the point where I feel like I'll just waste everyone's time if I keep repeating myself, but I was on the road a long time today and was thinking about this, and I think I came up with a helpful analogy…"
"Hey PB, apparently I need to be clearer in what I'm saying. Sorry. I guess it sounded like I was arguing against mercy for criminals, but my point, as I said to TJ below, is the same one I've made elsewhere, that I'm not sure how an…"