posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 10:48 PM
Originally posted by Lionhearte
Why don't you start to prove with at least logical arguments that "good" and "evil" are absolute values or concepts that are independent from any
context and any intention/subjectivity ?
On what basis? Would you presume morals are subjective? Good luck with that. Majority opinion does not determine right from wrong, nor does any one
man. No one determines it. But we feel it. We FEEL the difference between good and evil, and that comes from God alone. Try to explain it
"naturally" - where do morals come from?
Why isn't it morally acceptable to have sex with anyone you see?
Why isn't it morally acceptable to lie, steal or destroy?
Why isn't it morally acceptable to kill someone?
God explains all those pretty well. Can you? Naturally?
Of course morals are subjective, but what you seem to ignore is that we are all members of the same species, and because of that fact, we share a
certain number of things.
To start, we share the same brain, with the same functions. Have you ever heard about empathy, or mirror neurons ? It's what enables us to feel
inside us what others may feel inside them, it's what enables us also to learn through imitating, mimicking. Everything you listed is completely
explainable within the natural world, without having to resort to a magical being.
There's no "good" or "evil", but there is only suffering/pain and well-being. "Do to others as you would have them do to you" is human
philosophy, and not divine commandment. It is human philosophy derived from biological constraints.
Besides, and just for the fun, in a war it is acceptable to kill someone, you can even become a "hero" for doing so. It is acceptable to kill, lie,
steal, destroy, if the "others" are considered enemies, so thanks to the subjective and geometrically variable nature of morals. Also, we have seen
tribes where "having sex with everyone you see" is morally acceptable and even encouraged.