You know it when you see it, it is self evident. — Sum Dude
I'll rephrase, it's self evident once it is seen. — Sum Dude
I don't believe in "isms." I take what I find useful in schools of thought and disregard that which isn't succinct. Is this stupid? Maybe, but I can live with the fact I'll never perfectly understand morality. — Sum Dude
Lastly motivation is never a question of what is appropriate. The want for food or sex is neither appropriate or inappropriate, it vastly precedes it in nature. — Sum Dude
How can you separate truth and falsehood, (notice there are no parenthesis, meaning I know there are truths and falsehoods and your parenthesis indicate you don't believe in either) when you can never have a moral system that is separate from values prescribed by society? — Sum Dude
The context is a part of the action. Actions don't exist in a vacuum. That stealing is wrong is a generalization; if you steal to feed a homeless family the action is not just stealing but stealing to feed a homeless family, which may be interpreted to be morally right. — BlueBanana
You don't know whether I have a girlfriend or not, and even if you did or didn't you have no context for understanding that potential relationship. — Sum Dude
I dont understand why you have such a hangup with the word good, you sound like a Determinist steeped in cultural relativism. — Sum Dude
Manipulation and influence are the same thing, with different intentions. — Sum Dude
Telling me to fuck myself while being a woman and wearing a bikini is just rude (not the bikini part, I'm not sure why you added that necessary detail), it's not really a moral transgression, it just means that person would be kind of a dick. There's nothing wrong with being kind of a dick unless you accelerate it to the point of lambasting someone with slander. — Sum Dude
There is no "authenticity of motivations" because we all have the same motivations, security, love and fun. — Sum Dude
You claim to understand your moral compass but seem to like to type good in quotations, which indicates you are uncomfortable with that term. Further, the final part of that statement asserts that NO ONE's moral compass is distinct from their environment.
My understanding is that you think somehow a moral compass can exist totally outside of structure and context. — Sum Dude
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