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todwest Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 11:55 AM
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130. Moral Equivalency
I agree with you, Raven, that there is no way to justify the murder of Berg or Pearl.

I'll go you one better, though: All murder is evil. It is wrong to murder helpless civilians -- on both sides -- it is wrong to use a nation's young men and women as pawns in an illegal -- yes, illegal -- war, and it's wrong to label a culture as "barbaric" simply because they have values which we find abhorrent or cannot understand, especially as many of our values are equally abhorrent to them.

I encourage you to look up the term "cultural relativism." Right after you get done looking up "moral equivalency."
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