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    is it wrong to...

    Condemn a man to death, even when he did the same to another?

    Take the "Eye for an eye" principle and turn it to a doctraine?

    kill someone who isnt born?

    Overthrow a government, when people are relying on it for sustanince?

    Make a book/essay/forum post/ movie that portrays another type of thinking as the antagonist?

    Grade a childs homework, when you can see that their clearly trying, badly?

    muse about the nautre of mankind on the internet?
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    Ah, perhaps you've asked too many questions for one thread.


    Quote Originally Posted by Verbatim
    is it wrong to . . . muse about the nautre of mankind on the internet?
    Well, probably not, as long as it's done in an organized fashion.
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    We may do things spontaneously and without a specific reason. But there is a consequence for everything. Thus, I personally think that when we plan to do or say something, we probably want to think first the result of our action, how it is going to impact us, others and the environment.


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    Those questions aren't fair

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    Quote Originally Posted by PierreGringoire View Post
    Those questions aren't fair
    It’s just a matter of how you perceive them, Pierre


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    Indeed, Verbatim, I wonder if the more appropriate question mightn't be "why would one..." rather than "is it wrong to...". Your question invites heated argument, but, should this occur, everyone will probably grow so sick of it that it will reach the point where everything is acknowledged as "right or wrong" according to specified moral and ethical standards, which have not yet been established here.

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    good show Jamesin, you caught on to my psycological game. if we automatically percieve things as "right and wrong" we will never advance as a culture.

    i like to hide ulteriom motives in my posts, take everything i say out of context
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verbatim View Post
    good show Jamesin, you caught on to my psycological game. if we automatically percieve things as "right and wrong" we will never advance as a culture.

    ...As a culture?


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    There are some actions that are necessary for teaching and some actions that we define as right or wrong due to self-preservation as a culture. The questions that you pose are of different natures. You cannot logically compare grading a child's homework with murdering a human being. Those actions are of varying degrees and for different reasons.

    Grading a child's homework regardless of whether they are trying or not may be the lesson needed to teach a child how to learn more effectively. How does one know if one has mastered the discipline unless you know where you fall short? We can only judge our progress by looking at the whole and how far we are to that whole.

    Killing someone because they killed someone else cannot be logically compared to the homework issue. One is the taking of life, and if the society deems it as such, an act of justice.

    'If we automatically perceive things as right or wrong, we will never advance as a culture." History proves otherwise. We have advanced as a culture, society, people. It depends on your definition of advance. We have a definition of right and wrong in our society today, and we are considered to live in one of the most advanced eras to exist.

    It is not the perception of right or wrong that causes the advancement. Indeed, right and wrong frees us to concentrate on advancement. If there is no right or wrong, there is no reason to modify one's behavior or to act altruistically. The advancement comes from seeking better ways to manage human behavior, to understand it, to understand our physical realm and possibly other realms. Advancement is closely tied to meaning of life. What does it mean for humans to have life, to exist with one another and to better ourselves as a society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verbatim View Post
    is it wrong to...
    No. It is not wrong to make decisions, moral or otherwise judgemental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
    No. It is not wrong to make decisions, moral or otherwise judgemental.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verbatim View Post
    Condemn a man to death, even when he did the same to another?

    Take the "Eye for an eye" principle and turn it to a doctraine?

    kill someone who isnt born?

    Overthrow a government, when people are relying on it for sustanince?

    Make a book/essay/forum post/ movie that portrays another type of thinking as the antagonist?

    Grade a childs homework, when you can see that their clearly trying, badly?

    muse about the nautre of mankind on the internet?
    There is a sarcasm therein. I like this questioning.

    “Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature””

    “If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.

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