[extropy-chat] In defense of moral standards (Was: In defense of moral relativism)

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Fri May 6 04:08:55 UTC 2005

--- Keith Henson <hkhenson at rogers.com> wrote: 
> Our extending "Thou Shalt Not Kill" to those outside our little tribe
> is a side effect of a long time of plenty caused by technology
> advancing the economy, particularly the food supply, faster than
> population growth--or so I think.

Except the original Hebrew said "Thou Shalt Not Murder". Hebrew law
recognised several classes of homocide, only one of which was
prohibited by the Commandment described above.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
Blog: http://intlib.blogspot.com

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