[extropy-chat] Moral Relativism--Theory and Practice

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Thu May 12 02:00:04 UTC 2005

On May 11, 2005, at 12:49 PM, John-C-Wright at sff.net wrote:

> Kind sirs and gracious ladies, during this interesting debate on Moral
> Relativism, one main concern raised, by more than one writer on  
> this list, has
> been whether or Christians pose a mortal threat to your lives and  
> freedoms. As
> if we are all slavering gollum-like over our Bibles aching for the  
> days to
> return when we would burn Giordano Bruno again.

Certainly not "all" but those who would happily do the equivalent  
seem on the ascendant in the US and gaining political power.

> I do not mind swallowing insults. God knows, back when I was an  
> atheist, I
> insulted my fair share of Christians, and so I have no grounds to  
> complain. But
>  I cannot tell when an intellectual (by which I mean someone more  
> concerned with
> theory than with practice) knows he is uttering slander, and when  
> he does not
> know, but is sincerely worried that I and mine are conspiring to  
> enslave and
> kill the innocent.

Careful who and what you claim as your own.  Do you claim Pat  
Robertson as your own?   If so I don't think it is in my nature to be  
insulting enough.

- samantha

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