There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. -- Shakespeare.
September 4, 2007 12:25pm CST
At first glance, this statement may appear ridiculous, but lets give it some thought. Some people will say, how can you say that it's good to kill another person? I agree, and I don't THINK it is good, But does my thinking make it so for everyone, and in all circumstances? Appearentely not
6 Sep 07
I think there are certain things which ought to be bad for all of human being. For example, torturing babies for fun. Would anybody say that such kind of thing is a matter of choice? and therefore, there is nothing evil about it. I think people who really think like that need to get help. Some killing may be ok...say killing in war. But how do we justify killing other people to taste their heart? Well that has to be evil too. Evil in the sense that everybody thinking that it is evil. And if anybody thinks that it is ok then that person needs to get help. Anthropologists have found different people following different culture, but to make moral judgement on the culture anthropologists must leave it to Ethicist. And Ethicist will some things are evil...in objective sense, not in subjective sense. Morality has to be absolute though there is grey area. Just because there is grey area it is wrong to say that all morality is subjective.