6 thoughts on “A Slippery Slope Indeed!

    • cscottfowler

      Well, Clare, I know we don’t agree on these things, but I appreciate your even-tempered responses to my comments, and those of others’, and felt your insight in the following paragraph was compelling though perhaps better applied to other situations:

      “He imagines that once that disgust is no longer a basis for law, everything which disgusts him will be legalised. He sees other people as lacking the proper disgust which he feels and therefore broken in some way, and needing moral guidance and social control to come round to his way of thinking, or at least conform outwardly to it, from fear.”

      Nevertheless, you are welcome for the reblog as I am most interested in having a dialogue with others who disagree on this issue, and others, for the sake of understanding their logic and the path they take to their conclusions. That kind of dialogue is so much more fruitful with people who are prepared for it and respond in kind tones as you do.

  1. Rich

    As I read through these various posts, the thought came to mind that there is a God in heaven. My point is– if there is no God, humans as the dominant species are pretty much free to do whatever they choose… And who is to say what is “moral”? But if there is a God (and there is), what does He think about all of this, and how can we know? Once we answer these questions in a meaningful way, it just comes down to submission to His thinking, and obedience…

    • cscottfowler

      Thanks for the response Rich. Yes, and I would say the fact that we wrestle over these things betrays that there is still some witness in the world to the need for doing what is right and moral, even among those who don’t believe there is a God. I am interested in the logic behind the conclusions.

    • cscottfowler

      Rich, what did you think about the following paragraph:

      “He imagines that once that disgust is no longer a basis for law, everything which disgusts him will be legalised. He sees other people as lacking the proper disgust which he feels and therefore broken in some way, and needing moral guidance and social control to come round to his way of thinking, or at least conform outwardly to it, from fear.”

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