[extropy-chat] Re: In defense of moral relativism
pgptag at gmail.com
Wed May 4 05:53:42 UTC 2005
Another strong, and grossly inaccurate, statement of John:
On 5/3/05, john-c-wright at sff.net <john-c-wright at sff.net> wrote:
> People who believe in absolute truth can reason with each other: we have a
> common ground to which to refer our arguments. Moral subjectivists cannot reason
> with each other or even with themselves.
So, and please correct me if I am wrong:
According to wrong interpretations of Christianity and Islam, which
unfortunately have been held my many Christians and Muslims, killing
infidels is good and proper. So killing everyone in the other camp is
a common ground on which they can agree. Too bad the result is that
one third of humanity have to be killed as a result.
Moral subjectivists constantly reason with themselves, and with
others, to make some sense of nature and morality without hiding
behind presumed God-given truths.
But you are right in that people who believe in absolute truth do have
at least one common ground. Their common ground is thay they all
consider those free thinkers who want to thik with their own head as
their true enemies.
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