Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Avatar4321, Oct 8, 2010.
What type of principles do we need to live as individuals to have a good and free society?
Why must a diverse and open society have values all its members share, Avatar?
We need to be civil to each other.
That's not a demand, but the principle.
In fact, it was the motto on America's first coinage.
Take care of ourselves and each other, so that the government doesn't step in to do it for us.
It's funny seeing it on a coin.
It almost seems rude...seeing the context in which we use it today.
You think freedom can exist without basic principles in agreement?
Well, I suppose we need to agree that children deserve our protection, but beyond that, why would we need to care about the same things? I might value animals and agitate on their behalf; you might care instead about the elderly and agitate for them. Must we ever come to an agreement?
Isn't it okay to be different, morally speaking, in an open society?
O fuck that noise.
To be aware that the choices we make effects everyone we know, and many we don't; and adjust those choices accordingly.
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