posted on May, 9 2004 @ 07:27 PM
Originally posted by ThePrankMonkey
Back to the general point, though. Pay attention to what you are saying, you are lending the idea that right and wrong is as relative as the human
considering the concept. Monkey, they are proud of you, I'm sure.
well its an opinion, opinions are neither right or wrong. you can call them facts if you want but its still a persons belief that something is wrong.
people think eating meat is wrong. hindus believe eating a cow is sacrilege. jews dont eat pork, muslims dont eat pork. who's right? who you want
it to be. what you've been taught to believe. i believe eating pork is tasty. i believe eating a steak is ok. does that mean hindus are wrong?
does their belief make me wrong? since the two concepts are pretty much opposites there has to be a right and a wrong according to you. so who is
wrong? what about the eating of pork? am i wrong for eating it because jews and muslims are not allowed to eat pork?
the idea of right and wrong is relative, like it or not.
And some people like red, and others like blue, I agree to some extent. But to me, those things you've mentioned are kind of like statutes, compared
to things that are cut and dried and to violate them are known to the heart even if nobody told you of the law (laws).
Whether or not I eat pork and you do not, or believe slaughtering cattle is right or wrong, there are absolutes. Left without any training on any
religion, we would all know that killing another human for no just cause is wrong, deception is wrong, stealing is wrong, etc. These are the things
to which I refer. Using a red pen to write a check instead of blue or black isn't wrong "evil", it is wrong only because the banks said they
don't want us to do that. Other than that, there is nothing placed in my heart to cause me to think that it is wrong.
You know, if we keep hammering on this, we'll reach common ground. Is this what its like to be a diplomat? I'll bet they drink and smoke