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Teukka4/18/2019 4:14:27 am PDT

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹

Even that which is argued in Christianity as “the” objective morality (the Ten Commandments) is not objective.

“Thou shalt not kill” is sometimes translated as “thou shalt not murder.” The first (kill) is absolute, the second is defined in law.

My example of objective morals deals with “thou shalt not steal.” That’s a pretty clear statement: Theft is always wrong. It is morally repugnant.

If you are a police officer who is under cover, embedded with a group thought to be extremists, and you encounter during your surveillance the plans to blow up an elementary school, is it wrong to steal those plans and turn them over to your superiors to foil the plot?

Thou shalt not steal is a moral absolute. It does not make a distinction. Theft is wrong.

The fact that someone can rationalise that theft of plans as “for the greater good” (which ain’t in the Ten Commandments) shows that even in that cornerstone of belief, there is no objective morality when the rubber hits the road.

The thing which irks me to no end with the Christian fundies is their myopic interpretation of #2, “Do not misuse the name of The LORD your God.” They seem to believe that only bans cussing and using the G-word inappropriately, while how I was raised, it’s about using The Boss of Bosses, or faith in said Boss, as an excuse to passively or actively violate #3 to #10.