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Originally posted by theconspirator
If they were Muslim this would be an act of terror.
We don't need morality, we need enlightened self-interest. All actions eventually return to their source. The Golden Rule. Morality is an excuse people use to avoid responsibility for behaving rationally. Morality serves laziness, whether it's the new morality or the old.
Originally posted by MadMax7
Yet, we always keep saying the old morality is too old fashioned.... Do you like the new morality??
Tradition for its own sake should be broken down. It equates in practice to superstition. And you know what happens when you believe in things that you don't understand, right? You suffer! Superstition ain't the way!
But lets keep the conservative moralists out of politics and keep changing laws to keep weird and depraved people happy and keep breaking down the traditional values. The results are better right?
It's more than the values, Max. It's the whole setup of western civilization. The people have become progressively poorer ever since the early 70s, and the establishment was able to forestall the backlash for a long time by dangling the 'go to college and get a good job' carrot. But now many of us (myself included) have been to college (Got my B.A.!) and still can't find a job that pays anything like early 70s 3 bucks an hour. You heard me right. Check the price indices. I have never yet in my life had a job that pays close to the 12 dollars an hour my mother was paid as a shipping clerk in 1980. Hell, I haven't ever made more than 14.50 an hour! I should have gone into banking.
The only thing different from 1970 to now is the values have changed. You get what you ask for.edit on 1-7-2013 by MadMax7 because: (no reason given)