Re: We Shall Fear No Evil (was:: virus: To all sinners...)

the great tinkerer (
Sun, 21 Mar 1999 16:11:55 -0500

> What happens when you are forced to choose between two of
>which will 'feel wronged' when making an unavoidable decision? Doesn't
>this demonstrate faulty 'moral logic' -- naturally your response will be
>something along the lines of "i would decide which would be less
>wronged"....this of course denoting a sort of all-seeing
>wisdom...which then infers a kind of deity state, which gets back to
>zloduska's point that your 'god' is but an imaginary friend you've
>customized based on your psychological needs and wants + your cultural
>identity and its inherent value systems. How pretentious and blinded
>that sounds..mixed with denial of course.

i deny that there is a need of any deity to be empathetic. my god doesnt decide who will be wrong more, it depends on my behavioral traits, my relationships to the parties, my outlook on how things will result in the long run etc...
its called a "moral dillemma."
a hypothetical:
a draw bridge operator brings his child to work one day and his child wanders around. a train is coming and the bridge is up, but the worker sees on the monitor that his child is playing in the gears... if
he lowers the bridge he will crush his son; if he doesnt lower the bridge a train full of people will die. what does this man do?

the best thing to do is to try to avoid such situations that will cause a moral dlilema in the first place.
~the great tinkerer