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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 12:54 PM
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20. ValJean. Yes, I Agree
A choice between perfect good and perfect evil is no choice at all; even a machine can be programmed to make the right decision in such cases. The real world is not so simple. We are daily confronted with a hierarchy of intersecting moral choices. That was ValJean's dilemma when he chose to steal a loaf of bread.
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  -DUers thoughts on Moral Relatavism? chenGOD  Oct-28-04 10:19 AM   #0 
  - In the sense that the circumstances dictate the morality?  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-28-04 10:23 AM   #1 
  - As a former anthropology student...  WillW   Oct-28-04 10:24 AM   #2 
  - I would probably consider myself a  MJDuncan1982   Oct-28-04 10:24 AM   #3 
  - I completely agree with you.  WillW   Oct-28-04 10:32 AM   #6 
  - I have no problem with it....  vi5   Oct-28-04 10:29 AM   #4 
  - Read Victor Hugo n/t  Xipe Totec   Oct-28-04 10:31 AM   #5 
  - Which book?  MJDuncan1982   Oct-28-04 10:34 AM   #7 
     - Les Miserables should do just fine  Xipe Totec   Oct-28-04 12:34 PM   #15 
        - ValJean  MJDuncan1982   Oct-28-04 12:41 PM   #16 
           - ValJean. Yes, I Agree  Xipe Totec   Oct-28-04 12:54 PM   #20 
  - HEEHEEHEEHEEHEE...  Village Idiot   Oct-28-04 10:35 AM   #8 
  - Isn't everything relative?  MissMillie   Oct-28-04 10:36 AM   #9 
  - Yes, I believe that is generally the truth. I often wonder  MJDuncan1982   Oct-28-04 10:38 AM   #10 
     - Read your Bible!  FunBobbyMucha   Oct-28-04 10:44 AM   #12 
  - I suppose I should clarify...  chenGOD   Oct-28-04 10:42 AM   #11 
  - Here is my dilemma...  WillW   Oct-28-04 10:50 AM   #13 
  - Relative to the act committed or to the person involved?  Jokerman   Oct-28-04 11:21 AM   #14 
  - No culture or section of the human population  MJDuncan1982   Oct-28-04 12:43 PM   #17 
  - Has there ever been an instance of anyone calling himself or herself  BurtWorm   Oct-28-04 12:46 PM   #18 
  - There are two different defintions really...the  MJDuncan1982   Oct-28-04 12:49 PM   #19 
     - Point number one describes situational ethics, doesn't it?  BurtWorm   Oct-28-04 01:32 PM   #21 
        - Yes, But Burt. . .  ProfessorGAC   Oct-28-04 01:44 PM   #23 
           - Right, Professor. The term is used as an insult.  BurtWorm   Oct-28-04 01:57 PM   #24 
              - Good Catch  ProfessorGAC   Oct-28-04 02:12 PM   #26 
  - There Is No Such Thing  ProfessorGAC   Oct-28-04 01:37 PM   #22 
  - Without some sense of cultural relativism...  sh0rtbus   Oct-28-04 02:08 PM   #25 

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