Monday, 8 March 2010

Justifying moral choices

You may at one time or another be confronted with a choice that highlights whether you are a force for good or evil in this world. You make your own choices, as do I, and of course I urge you to choose the side of good. (The villain option is often to deny that good and evil exist, or to claim that they are just relative, which is a way of denying you have chosen evil.)

The important thing to ask about your choice is why you align yourself that way. If it's just "good is good and bad is bad" then I answer that "tautologies are tautologies" and you might need something more solid. If it's because good is better for society, who are you to decide what's better for the rest of us?

A long-winded justification, drawing on many areas of statistics, law and speculation might make you feel better, but statistics change with time, as does the law, and none of us knows well enough to speculate without bias or error. So why have you made the choices you made?

Mokalus of Borg

PS - I'm not giving answers here.
PPS - That would spoil the process for you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmm that's amazing but honestly i have a hard time visualizing it... wonder what others have to say..