"I think I put Good and Bad into these categories.
Good - That which enhances an individuals or a groups growth and quality of life
Bad - That which detracts from an individual or groups growth or quality of life.
The problem isn't wether or…"
"If the tiger kills and eats you, it is right. Why would it not be right for the tiger to eat you? It's the sole basis of its existence. In fact, I can hardly think of anything more right than events similar to a tiger eating someone.
"Do you have values? (People or things you love) Are those things good? If someone harms something you value, is that bad for you? If your community allows people to destroy things that other individuals value, do you not have reason to judge those…"
"Might gets its way, at least, though it hardly "makes Right". As evolution has shown us in the various evil-but-successful habits in many species, Might wins. It's evil for a tiger to eat me, but the tiger lives and I don't.…"
"I don't think those are any more clever (or stupid) than the famous Eastwood quote in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly:
"In this world there's two kinds of people, my friend. Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You…"
"Voldemort: "There is no good and evil. There is only power, and those too weak to seek it."
Such an awesome quote and sometimes, sadly true. Even more cynical, but also sadly true sometimes comes from Sweeny Todd: "In all of the…"
"And where's the Roman Empire now? ;-)
There's a bit of confusion here. The Roman Empire is not humankind. Your example emphasizes the thriving of a specific culture at the expense of outsider cultures through conquest, where moral rules…"
"Every society invents it's own moral code.
BUT I reject the notion that culture needs to be morally good to prosper. The vast,hugely successful Roman empire is classic example. My perception is that its success came from conquest followed by…"
"Huh? While there are valid objections to classical utilitarianism, I don't see how this one could be one of them. If your boss makes himself happy at the expense of his employees' own happiness, he effectively decreases general happiness,…"
"Yes, but most of the time when you really get down to it, when people SAY "I was doing it for their own good" what they actually MEAN is "I was doing it for my good."
Which is main problem really. If we could find the selfish…"
"But how excellent? ;)
I admit, that is a good one. Even something like that could be easily twisted.
"I was only doing it for his/her own good." is commonly used to defend blatantly immoral acts.
Even the burning of the atheists could be…"
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