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Old Jul 12th 2010, 12:36 PM
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Such things rarely occur at all. There's an old saying: He who has the gold makes the rules. That is the real "Golden Rule".
I think you can carry it another step to include individuals, belief systems and governments who have the gold dictate commonly adhered to morality. Before divorce became common in Catholicism I well remember friends and acquaintances joking (not really) about buying a stained glass window to facilitate their divorce actions.
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Old Jul 12th 2010, 12:52 PM
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Such things rarely occur at all. There's an old saying: He who has the gold makes the rules. That is the real "Golden Rule".
haha, well to respond to that adequately I would have to drift into the law vs morality and a religious discussion would take this thread off topic.
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Old Jul 12th 2010, 01:39 PM
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I think you can carry it another step to include individuals, belief systems and governments who have the gold dictate commonly adhered to morality. Before divorce became common in Catholicism I well remember friends and acquaintances joking (not really) about buying a stained glass window to facilitate their divorce actions.
Someone stood to make money by preventing those divorces. But seriously, morality benefits those who make and/or enforce morality, not the followers.
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haha, well to respond to that adequately I would have to drift into the law vs morality and a religious discussion would take this thread off topic.
Well this is sort of a broad topic.
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Someone stood to make money by preventing those divorces. But seriously, morality benefits those who make and/or enforce morality, not the followers.
Followers seem to enjoy dining on dogma with an appropriate guilt or fear sauce.
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Followers seem to enjoy dining on dogma with an appropriate guilt or fear sauce.
"Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" I'm pretty sure you don't mean fear in the same sense Proverbs does, but hey
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Followers seem to enjoy dining on dogma with an appropriate guilt or fear sauce.
I wonder why humans choose to be punished like that? If choosing Escapism, it would be better to choose something less..unkind.
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Oddly enough, guilt and/or fear seem to sell really well.
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Oddly enough, guilt and/or fear seem to sell really well.
People especially like to watch other people suffer and be humiliated. Now that's entertainment!
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People especially like to watch other people suffer and be humiliated. Now that's entertainment!
That's true, but the issue here is the way the government/media 'sells' fear and the people line up to 'buy' it.

That seems weird.
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