adamwarlock2099 wrote:I forgot laws. Laws are pretty much as far from what is percieved as "right" and "wrong" that is ridiculous. Laws are made on assumptions as to what is "right" and "wrong". But who is that makes these decision on this basis. Men?
For instance, murder is wrong. However abortion and capital punishment are acceptable. Am I to tell my sons then that murder is wrong, but there are exceptions, just because US government law says so? No. I tell him why I think all murder is unacceptable. It's his choice to decide if he agrees with me or not.
Law is one of those things that has good intentions but doesn't always deliver for the benefit of all involved.
This is an excellent post, one I can completely agree with. For Capital punishment the old term Two wrongs don't make a right, so they call it Justice in order to justify the term " Capital Punishment " along with other forms of penalty under the law. What gets lost is the fact that that justice is far too often the product of not only " WHAT YOU ARE " but " WHO YOU ARE " and of course, how much money you have for defense, lawyers, appeals ETC.
Just an example.
When I think of abortion many things come to mind about right vs wrong as it is with millions of people, that's why it's alive and well in the MSM. It's a tool to be used to influence the conscience of the people, they could care less about the Two involved, just the big picture. That, in my opinion, is completely wrong.
Many people hide behind the walls of public opinion and the Law of the land, some are better at it than others ever could be. So I'll be interested in the response to the " responding posts " generated by the original question that began this thread and how quickly someone says: Well so and so wrote this, and so and so said this so you need to rethink how you feel. You know it's coming, it's just a matter of time.
You've been married to a wonder woman for 10 years, she's the light of your life and pregnant with your child. During delivery there is an unexpected complication and the Doc tells you that he will only be able to save one: " What shall you have him/her do?" What would be right and what would be wrong? What law shall you turn to, what faith, any common sense or simply leave it to fate?
I once asked the above of a man who was against abortion, deeply religious, and as hardheaded as they come. He would only say that the question was " UNFAIR " and " UNREALISTIC " When I pushed for what he would do under that kind of gun he became furious
and would only say that he wouldn't have to worry about that because he and his wife could not have any more children. I said OKAY put your son in that position, what advice would you give him, what would you tell him to do?
Always remember: " You never know how you look until you get your picture took "
Talk about a guy who combusted right before my eyes. I guess an honest real life question was more than he could bear.