Age is just a number, but none of your life goals match with what he is telling you he wants out of life. You're being unfair to yourself by tying yourself down with someone whose goals are not the same, and unfair to him by holding him to expectations that he is definitely straight-up telling you "I do not want that".View Thread
I'm curious how you would justify then, in other countries, the stoning of women for being outside publicly? I'd say (based on my personal interpretation of right and wrong) that that's pretty damn wrong, but according to their law, it's completely right and moral. I don't see how legality changes the moral relativity of an act.
And I agree though, big talk considering what a Blah Monday it's turning out to be!
I'm a big believer in personal truth. I don't think there is an absolute truth or an absolute right or wrong, because there are always situations in which that interpretation can change. I think belief is mostly based on perception, which is why I advocate more than morality, being open. I think it's important to have a wide basis for judgement and analysis, because that can get closer to a personal absolute truth.View Thread
Right, but let's say that there was no law against murder. Does that mean it isn't wrong? No, it means that legislation has not yet been passed to determine the legality of that action.
If a law is passed that says that eating spinach is illegal, it doesn't mean that it's "wrong", it means that it is against the law to do so.
Laws are created by right and wrong, but also by special interests and trends of the time. Think about Prohibition. One can argue that drinking alcohol is still wrong, but it is no longer illegal. There is no longer a legal ramification against drinking a glass of beer. That does not mean that, to some, it is not still morally wrong.
Law can only enforce what is already on the books, not just what one person/people find to be "wrong". If that were the case, judges would have no precedent by which to set rulings, and cops would have no guidelines by which to arrest people.View Thread
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