Bang Posted December 24, 2011 Share Posted December 24, 2011 My point is, what's the point, if we aren't created to care for one another and the only thing separating us from the dogs is we use a toilet, then why are ethics even important? Why should we even care? Well, if no one cared, waht kind of world would it be? I would bank that if you asked a million people if they'd prefer to live peaceably together or if they'd prefer total anarchy, the overwhelming majority would choose the former. Basically we all just want to get by and live our lives without being ****ed with. So most of us act in an accordance. Let's face it.. the majority of laws against serious crimes aren't really to prevent them, but to punish those who would commit them anyway. The majority of us don't need to be told not to burgle someone's house or kill their neighbor. We know it's wrong because we can empathize with one another. (most of us, anyway.) And so in order to accomplish that we act in a way that will help facillitate that for those we come in contact with. We all have a bad neighbor story, but it's always one neighbor out of twelve or so that's bad. Everyone else in your neighborhood basically gets along, even if they don't know one another. I don't think very many people who are willing to kill, rape, or rob are only being held at bay by their belief. I think those in our society who are capable of murder are going to kill regardless of their belief when they feel it's time to kill someone. I very much doubt there's many rapists who let victims go by based on their fear of the afterlife. You're a decent guy at heart, and if there was no promise of heaven or threat of hell, you'd still be a decent guy. As would most people. ~Bang Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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