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#1 posted 08-04-2012 03:24 PM

I would go so far as to say that codifying ethics or morality is always ineffective. Do our laws against murder or theft stop those acts? Can the fact that most of us don’t kill or steal, be attributed to the existance of the law or just our own sense of ethical or moral behavior? Would the rates of killing and stealing change much if those laws disappeared, or would we continue pretty much as we already are?

Your mention of “human rights” intrigues me. Can you tell me exactly what those are? Can you tell me who made the list? As the product of a judeo-christian society, I have an idea of what human rights are, but is my idea somehow better (or worse) than the ideas of someone else raised in a different society?

I’m with Greg in saying that you’re free to have and express your opinions. They aren’t for me, but I won’t presume to attempt to impose my beliefs on you as long as you give me the same consideration.

Your desire to hide this discussion from children makes me wonder if you’re afraid to let them see points of view other than your own. Wouldn’t it be better if they took your position because they found it more in tune with their beliefs rather than because they never had the opportunity to hear and evaluate anything else?

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