|Rome, when it fell, was Christian, not pagan. -- Terry Gould|
It is clear to me that there is no God who cares what we do. Here's why. Therefore, there is no right or wrong, good or bad, moral or immoral that we need to learn about or discover. These only exist to the extent that we create them. For what purpose we create them, if any, is up to us (as individuals). I see value in a system of morality or ethics in that it provides a guide for everyday decision making. The only sensible purpose or direction for it to lead is my personal best interest. (If this seems strange to you, write an explanation of how it is best to act contrary to your personal best interest and send it to me.) One thing to keep in mind when creating this set of rules is that it needs to work in the world as it is, not as it would be if something were different. It may include an effort to make the world a better place - that's something else. Similarly, it must take into account our inner sense of balance and integrity, but may seek to refine it.
There's a lot more I want to say here but I have not been able to put
anything together that satisfies me. During this time (years, now) I have
been looking at how others put it together and most of what I
find is junk (sorry). Finally I found something I'm willing put here.
Please read this.
Well, yes, it seems to be about animals but look more closely. It was
produced by people interested in animals but really it's about us.
Here's an interview with Peter Singer.
Why am I saying all this?
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