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1,538 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by wolf_boy

Can a person be a decent benevolent individual without believing in moral law?

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18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 5/9/04 - 12:17:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hmmmm dammit not quite eight pages yet...
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 5/9/04 - 12:21:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hmmm I'm taking my own thread off topic and you agreed with my theoretical persons existance in the first place...
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 1/6/05 - 12:58:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
i'm not really sure..
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 1/29/05 - 10:36:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. Without a "moral law" there is no such thing as benevolence. Essentially, the question is "under a system where there's no such thing as benevolence, can a person be benevolent?"

And people confuse this with a moral society or a moral religion, which isn't the basis of the question. The question, boiled down, is if a person needs morals to be benevolent, which they do, because everyone has morals regardless of any other external factors. I read too deeply into these stupid things.

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/31/05 - 4:58:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Are we talking about moral law or utilitarian law? Morals are just a set of codes, benevolent OR NOT, that a person lives by. Morals for me do not necessarily = what's best for anyone else. That's a dream we'd all love to have happen consistently.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/31/05 - 4:59:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Benevolent morals could be virtues.

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