flop wrote:The point, Dom, which I was trying to make, is:
If we all grew up from the sand, formed into apes and eventually stood upright and began speaking somewhat coherently, at which point did we realize, “Hey, you know what, murder, SPAM, child abuse – that stuff is wrong…”
Some people (psychopaths) haven't realised that they are wrong. Those are shared morals that you are trying to project globally. In the same way that in Islamic cultures it is considered immoral to drink, or to have s e x before marriage. You could, just as easily, be raised to think that murder is an acceptable occurrence in society.
Look at Nazi Germany - almost an entire nation managed to turn off their morals very quickly and easily. Your morals may not be the same as the next person, and don't hold our civilisation up as a banner of moralistic compassion, because it's not. (That said, SPAM is utterly reprehensible and spammers should be shot)
flop wrote:C’mon Dom, you’ve got a soul don’t you, you feel pain, anger, sadness, joy and happiness?
No, I don't believe that I do. A soul is a metaphysical, theistic concept. I'm an atheist - we don't believe in souls. We are organisms, plain and simple. We may have more complex cognitive functions than others, but in the end, we are just bones, cartilage and meat - there is no metaphysical dimension to us.
flop wrote:But what would I know, I’m just a moron, right?
Ten-four, good buddy.