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Value Judgements Are Unavoidable

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Posted by S.H. Le on October 4, 2000 00:48:23 UTC

ultimately, isn`t everybody making a judgment on god be it good or bad? and everything else for that matter? value judgements are the unavoidable consequence of being human... that was the only point i was trying to get across.

Laws (just like notions good and evil) are determined through consensus (I`ve said it so many times, everybody`s sick of me by now), the more people threatened by an act, the more likely it will be deemed evil by the masses. I insist that morality is inherently subjective and relative. That`s why the social constructs of good and evil seem to continually reinvent themselves over time. There are extremes to the scale, like murder, because it goes against our evolutionary grain, a social society like humans could not exist if murdering each other was permitted. But you`re right that rules need to be laid to down to establish a sense of normality among the so called normals, while rejecting the deviants.

I simply question where these laws and notions of good and evil come from? Are they decided by humans or by God?

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