"I think I put Good and Bad into these categories.
Good - That which enhances an individuals or a groups growth and quality of life
Bad - That which detracts from an individual or groups growth or quality of life.
The problem isn't wether or…"
"I'm not trying to troll you in the least. I didn't mean to imply it eating you personally, but in a general sense. And you did not, in fact, say that you "find" it evil, you said it was. I honestly can't say whether or not…"
"If the tiger kills and eats you, it is right. Why would it not be right for the tiger to eat you? It's the sole basis of its existence. In fact, I can hardly think of anything more right than events similar to a tiger eating someone.
"Of course I have values. But although I would personally consider my values as "good" values, I know most people will not (initially) agree with me, therefore we can establish they are not absolutely good, nor bad/evil, for that matter.…"
"Do you have values? (People or things you love) Are those things good? If someone harms something you value, is that bad for you? If your community allows people to destroy things that other individuals value, do you not have reason to judge those…"
""Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool or a coward. Whoever can not take care of himself without that law is both. For a wounded man shall say to his assailant: 'If I live, I will kill you. If I die, you are…"
"Might gets its way, at least, though it hardly "makes Right". As evolution has shown us in the various evil-but-successful habits in many species, Might wins. It's evil for a tiger to eat me, but the tiger lives and I don't.…"
"I don't think those are any more clever (or stupid) than the famous Eastwood quote in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly:
"In this world there's two kinds of people, my friend. Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You…"
"Voldemort: "There is no good and evil. There is only power, and those too weak to seek it."
Such an awesome quote and sometimes, sadly true. Even more cynical, but also sadly true sometimes comes from Sweeny Todd: "In all of the…"
"And where's the Roman Empire now? ;-)
There's a bit of confusion here. The Roman Empire is not humankind. Your example emphasizes the thriving of a specific culture at the expense of outsider cultures through conquest, where moral rules…"
"Every society invents it's own moral code.
BUT I reject the notion that culture needs to be morally good to prosper. The vast,hugely successful Roman empire is classic example. My perception is that its success came from conquest followed by…"
"Huh? While there are valid objections to classical utilitarianism, I don't see how this one could be one of them. If your boss makes himself happy at the expense of his employees' own happiness, he effectively decreases general happiness,…"
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