posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 12:31 PM
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
While I agree with your comments on 'pre-disposition', the way you've laid out your post would seem to argue that thieves and rapists should therefore
be accepted as well.
Well, yes, we already have more acceptance for these others. For example, in the old days, we might cut off the hand of a thief. A cruel an unusual
punishment. But, now that psychologists and geneticists have argued that people really have little control over their predispositions, we have
"relaxed" our punishments accordingly, and are gradually moving towards total acceptance in all these things that before we thought people could
control by "choice".
There are still societies in the world today that continue to cut off the hands of the thief, etc.., but we think of them as backwards, and
prehistoric, and those societies tend to have the same hostilities and intolerance towards gays, which the modern societies have overcome. So, we're
moving towards accepting everyone regardless of their behavior.
Where else in the world can a man slaughter 77 people, and just get 21 years in prison for that behavior, but a modern society like Norway?
In 100 years from now, that same man would likely get just a slap on the wrist, pay a $50 fine, and told not to repeat it again.
edit on 29-8-2012 by GreatOwl because: (no reason given)