Justin, what I wrote was rhetorical.
You don't know whether I'm a homosexual or a Muslim, or both.
The point is that different cultures have different rules and the question is: is there such a thing as cultural or moral relativism?
We don't have to decide on the specifics just whether or not cultures are equal or relative or whether any utopia can exist etc. These are the questions of philosophy, it's not my fault that he got upset - he lives in England where they have thought crimes - and I'm not supposed to talk about right or wrong with respect to the laws on the books? What is this an authoritarian society or what? In China you get jailed for free speech, and I think that sort of thing is obviously coming to America soon.
On your cultural or moral relativism, I have to agree that yes, that's present. What you can do in one country you cannot do in another. These are cultural differences. However, the only difference or seperation is the one people impose on themselves of by the hands or imposed upon them by the hands dictators and leaders.
Just take a look at the leaders that lead these countries and carryout the laws of their ancestors without any knowing or caring to know of the laws of nature. This includes our leaders (USA).
We're all cut from the same stock but raised in different cultures. Reverting back to truth, there is only one truth just as there is only one people. United we stand and divided we fall... well guess what, the world is falling. The world needs to unite as one and not the individual countries or cultures. Sure there will be cultural differences but in a perfect world world everyone would know truth. Man is not body but spirit (energy).
Whats moral in one country may be immoral in another country and that's not going to change until the whole of mankind evolves into a conscious awareness of the one universal source and the one fulcrum or the one energy that makes everything grow and evolve.
As far as practicing philosophy freely, the internet has now bridged a gap between nations that allow us all to interact in forums like this. To join together and discuss philosophy freely in a forum such as this, is not only a wonderful way to unite people in understanding and friendship, but it also signifies another step in evolution towards mutal understanding and kinship.
I'll quit rambling