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June 30, 2008

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jaime

I'm a big fan of the golden rule. Treat others as you would wish to be treated. Of course, if you're a cold-hearted bastard but your best friend really needs a hug, this doesn't always work. So. Alleviate suffering. Share joy and love. Nurture life. It comes from our own experience as feeling, thinking creatures, and our ability to see others (people and bunny rabbits) as the same, and to value life (people, bunny rabbits, and flowers). Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go hug a tree.

Ian

Morality functions as a form of protection, a set of laws or rules designed to help humans and to preserve life. I think morality is passed down in generations of families and from society in general but the most important part of morality is its examination and the questioning of its usefulness by the next generation. Some things will always apply (do unto others) other things lose value (wear corsets and cover your whole damn body head to toe) and are reevaluated to conform to the usefulness of the user. Though reevaluation is often slow to take effect it slowly does reflect the world around it. So I think it flows from the collective consciousness of our society.

DJA

Ethics.

http://www.iep.utm.edu/e/ethics.htm

jwc

reason.

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