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"Hmm...I too have had to build a moral code essentialy from scratch. The problem for me is that i still see morality sort of magical and and its very hard to disassociate morality from religion. Having said that, i do realize that what we call morals…"
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"All good points. I too believe that respect should be earned. I have always found it interesting that children are taught to respect and listen to adults, usually as a tool to keep them from interrupting conversations or to have them obey…"
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"I think respect has to be earned.  That does not mean we should be disparaging of someone unless or until they earn that."
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"My experience is that agism is more common in our society than respect for elders.  I've seen many cases of "old" being used in a disparaging way, as an insult.  While youngers and elders are both human beings, both worthy…"
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"Being older does not by itself necessitate being WISER, certainly not if one's life is dominated by irrationality and superstition.  Certainly, there may be some quality of experience which will have a value.  The fact is that there…"
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Respect for your Elders...

I am curious to hear people's opinions on this topic.Is this an inherently good and moral ideology?Is it even good advice?Does it actually have anything to do with morality?Why is it such a universal concept?I would argue that it should be dependent on the "elder" entirely, and that it does not have anything to do with morality. I think that everyone deserves a level of respect congruent with their actions. I understand that "elders" represent the wiser and more experienced members of a society…See More
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"Thank you for this post! It's been quite a while since I have seen so many logical fallacies so conspicuously used to argue a point."
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Posted on February 20, 2013 at 9:56pm 11 Comments

I am curious to hear people's opinions on this topic.

Is this an inherently good and moral ideology?

Is it even good advice?

Does it actually have anything to do with morality?

Why is it such a universal concept?

I would argue that it should be dependent on the "elder" entirely, and that it does not have anything to do with morality. I think that everyone deserves a level of respect congruent with their actions. I understand that "elders" represent…

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At 2:16pm on February 18, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Greets and salutes, Lee, and welcome to the gang!

At 12:23pm on February 18, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Lee
Nice to have you here. Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace--common sense and freethinking wisdom--that unites non-believers and critical thinkers like you and us. 
You are invited to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 750 discussion topics and 3780 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin 
Terry

At 11:18am on February 18, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings Fellow Texan! Welcome to the site!
You might be interested in the group Texas Heathens.

 
 
 

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