Friday, January 23, 2009

More apologies

I've been a poor blogger lately. I have a backlog of comments to clear and no new posts either. I hope to remedy both soon. (But, I also have a new computer coming today which will take time to set up, plus this is the first week of classes, so don't expect anything immediately.)

2 comments:

Horizon06 said...

(Note- I accidently posted the same comment twice earlier, because I wasn't sure how it worked, now that I understand I'm going to try again, because I've read your other posts and my previous comment doesn't really apply to everything you've written.)

I think, as you alluded to in an earlier post, that often times people place their own values in place of God's. I really don't believe in morality myself, (well the precept of morality), rather I believe it is more important to judge one's actions or inactions by their reactions. In a perfect world one would look at the reactions, rather than the actions, and base their future "actions" on those experiences, rather than some presumed "Jungian" collective moral code. (I know, that's a lot of "actions".)

In the end, quantifying morality and labeling things as evil or immoral has very little impact on one's decisions, unless one is led to believe that their will be punishment for his actions (i.e. hell). I think instead teaching people to value other people and judge their actions based on how they effect other people and themselves would have a much greater impact on society. Well at least it might solve global warming.

Anyways it's midnight here and way too late to think about these sorts of things. If you get a chance you can check out my less professional attempt at addressing these issues at http://personalreligion.blogspot.com/ . Despite its name, it's not so much about religion.

The Philosopher said...

I am looking forward to reading your next blog entries.