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originally posted by: CB328
I had a novel idea a while back while thinking about the illuminati, powers that be, whatever you wish to call them.
People here are always remarking how they do such terrible things with seemingly little or no remorse, in fact sometimes it seems that the worse things they do the more they flaunt it- e.g. wars, corruption, corporate wrongdoing.
Maybe the reason they do these things is because they know something we don't- maybe they have knowledge that there is no afterlife, religions are false, and so the only way that you can "live forever" is by becoming famous or infamous?
originally posted by: Astyanax
Whenever someone suggests that punishment in the afterlife is the only thing keeping people from being evil in this one, I always feel that the person suggesting it is some kind of moral imbecile.
Many people on ATS are fond of the idea that it is only religious sanction and fear of afterlife punishment that keeps people moral. A corollary of this assumption is that if not for the authorities everybody would be a criminal and a beast. Somehow they fail to see the contradiction. The blindness — social, historical and moral — is pervasive.
No , my BIRTH Mother would get Everything , including my LOVE . A Choice Must be made , I Made it , and will Live with that the rest of my Life......
Ask Zanti what he would do if his fathers most recent widow, was hot and a year Zanti's younger? Who would get the money then?
I'd give the money to his last wife who looked after him as the previous marriage would already have been legally settled. It obviously wouldn't be a popular decision but its the only decision I could live with.
Do you have evidence of an objective system of morals that helps diagnose somebody as a "moral imbecile"?
Maybe you have misunderstood and oversimplified their position?
I like how you think Astyanax but we're all capable of being wrong at times.
I was in that situation. His widow cracked up 250k after he died. In hindsight, I might have made a mistake.
I need to take another ethics class just to keep up with you.