Re: OT: Religion, Good and Evil (was Re: A way to compile 3rd party modules into deb system?)
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On 05/05/07 20:54, Martin Marcher wrote:
> On 5/6/07, Roberto C. Sánchez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 05, 2007 at 03:26:10PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
>> > On 05/05/07 09:29, Joe Hart wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Exactly, but we consider human sacrifice today to be a bad thing.
>> > That's my exact point. What we consider murder, they considered
>> > politics and religion.
>> Not quite so. Abortion. It is considered by many (a majority depending
>> on who you ask) to be squarely in the realm of politics and not murder.
> Nice discussion, I guess it just depends on what you consider to be
> normal. Think of visual signs in public traffic in my country an open
> hand held directly against someone is generally considered to mean
> "STOP". I somewhere read (that may not be reliable but imho very well
> possible) that in some asian country that very sign means something
> like "I'm gonna smear shit in your face". It may effectively be a bad
> experience to use that sign in the wrong country :)
The hand wave that Americans (and Brits?) to mean "good bye" means,
to Italians, "come here". Very confusing when your tour guide is
saying "Come here!" and waving "good bye".
> So where is good and where is evil, is it evil to help someone commit
> suicide or is evil because society teaches us exactly that (being at
> the topic: the question of course implies that where I live it is
> generally a "bad" thing to do so, even prohibited by law, even self
> murder is forbidden, but I've always wondered how they punish self
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!
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