Mon 18 Jan, 2010 11:22 am - [QUOTE=kennethamy;120810]So that means, I suppose, that it was all right for the Nazis to murder six million Jews (in the context of German society at that time)?[/QUOTE]
Well I would say that the... (view)
Mon 18 Jan, 2010 11:12 am - [QUOTE=Jebediah;120607]Bolded statement is false--right and wrong are based partly on biology and instincts. Social norms merely mold. We all have a shared humanity, you are suggesting vast and... (view)
Mon 18 Jan, 2010 10:55 am - [QUOTE=Amperage;120584]The truth is what is right regardless of circumstance. By enlightened I simply mean that we come to a realization that leads us closer to the truth. In the case of slavery,... (view)
Sat 16 Jan, 2010 06:56 pm - [QUOTE=Jebediah;120573]That's not true. Part of our culture is the belief that we have the right to interfere with other cultures. Do you believe we should change that belief of... (view)
Sat 16 Jan, 2010 06:35 pm - [QUOTE=Amperage;120568]Depends on what you mean by intervene. [/QUOTE]
By intervene I mean actively go in there, grab the woman to be burnt from her captors, and take her away.
[quote]In that... (view)
Sat 16 Jan, 2010 04:39 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;120555]I don't have any idea whether he [I]has the right[/I] to intervene. But I am pretty sure [I]he would be right[/I] to intervene.[/QUOTE]
Right and wrong are based on... (view)
Sat 16 Jan, 2010 03:50 pm - Think of this:
An explorer encounters a society completely cut of from the rest of the world. In his opinion, they are primitive. He witnesses a woman being burnt for being raped.
Does he have... (view)