Originally posted by kinda kurious
What about orphans or those who were raised by someone other than their parents?
As far as I'm concerned, whoever raises you is your parent, blood relative or not. Since most orphans are raised by carefully selected parents, I would fully expect orphans to be among some of society's best people.
Ummmm. The same place where "decent" morals or social standards originate from? Our heart, our mind, our soul? Human deceny?
In my case, guilt is the guardian of my goodness.
I kinda figured you'd go a little John Lennon on me at some point, but that's ok . To me, human decency is a learned condition, that's why the children of wife beaters are the most likely to beat their own wives in later life.
I do entirely accept that some people are born bad, sometimes through a chemical imbalance or "wiring" issue, and sometimes for reasons none of us can understand, such as the Leopold and Loeb case of 1924.
I think you and I actually see alike, albeit from a differnt perspective or perception of reality formed by our unique life experiences. Much like beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
It would seem discussion of Religion and Politics have always been polarizing topics. I suppose, in your case, we should now add comedy.
I'd have to agree with all your points. I think our opinions are also colored by our personal preferences, I'm sure you dislike Limbaugh as much as I dislike any liberal agenda (and those who preach it).
Thanks for the intelligent debate though, it's something I'm not accustomed to on here.
[edit on 12-5-2009 by Retseh]