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You will have to refer me to where I mention morality. I have explained why society has authority (because they can enforce it). That has nothing to do with morality.
The judgement of whether society is using it's authority in a moral way is a completely different and largely subjective one.
The mechanism by which society makes decisions may or may not moral.
The decisions it makes may or may not be moral.
The fact that it can (emphasis on can) enforce these decisions has nothing to do with morality.
Not sure what your obsession is with three individuals who as it happens don't hold any authority over me anyway.
originally posted by: ScepticScot
a reply to: Excallibacca
You will forgive me if I don't take the words of a slave owner as the last word on mans rights.
If rights are a gift from a creator then why do they vary between countries? If they are a gift from a creator how can a government take them away ?
Rights come from society. Appeals to a creator protect nothing.