Back to Home

God & Science Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | God and Science | Post

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Value Judgements Are Unavoidable

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
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?

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2023 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins