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reply to post by Lucid Lunacy
The absurdity of life is that it has no meaning; you get your 15 minutes, then life, as you know it, ends. Since there is no inherent purpose to life, and thus no meaning, any meaning you put into life is self deception, or perhaps blissful ignorance.
so SIN AWAY. (but as Kant would say, "ONLY as long as you're OK with it..."
reply to post by operation mindcrime
ETA - Why was "out the window" blocked??? I couldn't type it in....
reply to post by spartacus699
Some people need the safety blanket of religion to secure them in life.
Others prefer the open seas that brings with it danger and experience.
It's nice you are safe in death..
oh ya, just keep letting your pride and ego tell yourself that.
Not to familiar with Kant but if this is the summary of his phylosofies then I would rather adhere to the notion that one should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.
Kant's first formulation of the CI states that you are to “act only in accordance with that maxim through which you can at the same time will that it become a universal law.” (G 4:421) O'Neill (1975, 1989) and Rawls (1989, 1999), among others, take this formulation in effect to summarize a decision procedure for moral reasoning, and I will follow them: First, formulate a maxim that enshrines your reason for acting as you propose. Second, recast that maxim as a universal law of nature governing all rational agents, and so as holding that all must, by natural law, act as you yourself propose to act in these circumstances. Third, consider whether your maxim is even conceivable in a world governed by this law of nature. If it is, then, fourth, ask yourself whether you would, or could, rationally will to act on your maxim in such a world. If you could, then your action is morally permissible.