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Re: Abuse

Postby cheez.wiz » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:35 am

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Re: Abuse

Postby Edminster » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:37 am

Is it just my interpretation, or are the last three of that new list the same thing?
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Re: Abuse

Postby cheez.wiz » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:41 am

Nope, it's pretty much what it is.

But they couldn't really think of 7? And, well, the 5 deadly sins didn't have the same ring to it.
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Re: Abuse

Postby Edminster » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:55 am

In fact, pollution could be considered a 'bioethical' violation, and drug usage is 'morally dubious', as are the final three...

Now that I think about it, violating bioethics implies dubious morals, so really they just rolled out a new 'sin' and attempted to expand it, not realising that there are people who have far too much free time on their hands willing to deconstruct this.
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Re: Abuse

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Re: Abuse

Postby mountainmage » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:04 am

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Re: Abuse

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Re: Abuse

Postby mountainmage » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:09 am

What's your definition of excessive? Or, for that matter, what is the Vatican's definition of it?
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Re: Abuse

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Re: Abuse

Postby mountainmage » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:24 am

I know what you mean, I just felt like complicating your argument. I like participating in thought-evoking discussions.
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Re: Abuse

Postby Sahan » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:04 am

Morals are a byproduct of living in a society. They are a glue used to keep large groups together without ripping each others throats off. They aren't written anywhere, but along the line there have always been people who have taken leadership roles and set down these rules that must be followed. Some of these rules will be based on primal survival urges, like not killing others in the same group, but also to form a system to keep people happy and to stop people fueding in a constant cycle of ongoing vengeance (aka creating some form of justice). People follow them, because of a complex evolutionary desire to live in an altruistic society. The Milgram study I think shows just how far people are willing to go to accept a new set of morals imposed on them by an authoritative figure.People are in most cases very willing and capable to change their morals according to their situation to help them survive

Morals are therefore not absolute, and with the steady integrations of cultures with different values and attitudes, there is relativism to some extent, but there is still a need for someone's values to at least mostly fit with everyone elses for a smooth operation of society. Back to hospital, people act sadistically because in that situation it has become a norm, and a fear for not fitting into the society for risk of punishment, makes people accept this as an okay thing to do. Others will feel that they needn't assosciate with this group anyway, and openly question the ethics of these actions. However this can not happen without several other moral codes to reference to that go against this abuse. If no other moral code is known to the person, the person sees no wrong.
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Re: Abuse

Postby ChooChooTrain » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:23 pm

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Re: Abuse

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Re: Abuse

Postby ChooChooTrain » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:00 pm

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