Definitely not the religious books- not me.
So then why do I have compassion? Why is it that the majority of the people around me are compassionate also? Why is it that we rally behind our gay brothers and sisters who are in the minority when most religious books want them dead?
If the basis of our morality is the opinion of the majority, then, as pointed out in another blog post just before this one, wasn't Hitler correct in murdering the Jews? The US and the rest of the world intervened, yes, but what if there was a more powerful country than all the other countries that supported Hitler? What then? Would the Holocaust be legitimized in that case?
And what about animals? I believe eating them is just wrong. But I'm in the minority and the pain they go through is seen justifiable by most humans on this planet. So is my morality flawed or are the meat eaters like the Nazis (no offence to anyone in this site).
I'm really confused about this. So let's bitch about it. *grin*