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#ActualAngleWyrm

Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

Personally, I don't believe in morals, because most "moral values" I know about are vague and "true just because they say so".

Don't touch a hot stove.

YOU CAN'T TELL ME WAT TO DO!!!1!

* burns hand one or more times until the pain response prevents further hand-burning efforts *

 

Morals aren't a source of authority, they are a shortcut, a table-of-contents entry into an encyclopedia of experiences.

Morals are a form of optimizing behavior patterns to the environment in which we exist.

 

In the Frontier days of the 1800s, there was value in breeding large families; expansion to fill the Wild West. And the Industrious Man who earned his keep through hard work was a valuable asset at that time. So the Book of Mormon, which was written at that time reflects that specific set of values. But it's frozen in time, and thus a bit out of date.

 

The world of the 2000s is full of people, and so large families are no longer as valuable as they once were. So the morals of the day are fear of sexual intimacy, homosexuality, and anything else that slows breeding.

 

Just Say No To Drugs. Smoking is Evil.


#10AngleWyrm

Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:54 PM

Personally, I don't believe in morals, because most "moral values" I know about are vague and "true just because they say so".

Don't touch a hot stove.

YOU CAN'T TELL ME WAT TO DO!!!1!

* burns hand one or more times until the pain response prevents further hand-burning efforts *

 

Morals aren't a source of authority, they are a shortcut, a table-of-contents entry into an encyclopedia of experiences.

Morals are a form of optimizing behavior patterns to the environment in which we exist.

 

In the Frontier days of the 1800s, there was value in breeding large families; expansion to fill the Wild West. And the Industrious Man who earned his keep through hard work was a valuable asset at that time. So the Book of Mormon, which was written at that time reflects that specific set of values. But it's frozen in time, and thus a bit out of date.

 

The world of the 2000s is full of people, and so large families are no longer as valuable as they once were. So the morals of the day are fear of sexual intimacy, homosexuality, and anything else that slows breeding.

 

Just Say No To Drugs. Smoking is Evil.


#9AngleWyrm

Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:52 PM

Personally, I don't believe in morals, because most "moral values" I know about are vague and "true just because they say so".

Don't touch a hot stove.

YOU CAN'T TELL ME WAT TO DO!!!1!

* burns hand one or more times until the pain response prevents further hand-burning efforts *

 

Morals aren't a source of authority, they are a shortcut, a table-of-contents entry into an encyclopedia of experiences.

Morals are a form of optimizing behavior patterns to the environment in which we exist.

 

In the Frontier days of the 1800s, there was value in breeding large families; expansion to fill the Wild West. And the Industrious Man who earned his keep through hard work was a valuable asset at that time. So the Book of Mormon, which was written at that time reflects that specific set of values. But it's frozen in time, and thus a bit out of date.

 

The world of the 2000s is full of people, and so large families are no longer as valuable as they once were. So the morals of the day are fear of sexual intimacy, homosexuality, and anything else that slows breeding.

 

Just Say No To Drugs, kids. "Why?"

Smoking is Evil. "Why?"

Satisfy your curiosity on the motives for the creation or evolution of such rules, and your sense of empowerment will return.


#8AngleWyrm

Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:46 PM

Personally, I don't believe in morals, because most "moral values" I know about are vague and "true just because they say so".

Just Say No to Drugs. Smoking is Evil. Don't touch a hot stove.

YOU CAN'T TELL ME WAT TO DO!!!1!

* burns hand one or more times until the pain response prevents further hand-burning efforts *

 

Morals aren't a source of authority, they are a shortcut, a table-of-contents entry into an encyclopedia of experiences.

Morals are a form of optimizing behavior patterns to the environment in which we exist.

 

In the Frontier days of the 1800s, there was value in breeding large families; expansion to fill the Wild West. And the Industrious Man who earned his keep through hard work was a valuable asset at that time. So the Book of Mormon, which was written at that time reflects that specific set of values. But it's frozen in time, and thus a bit out of date.

 

The world of the 2000s is full of people, and so large families are no longer as valuable as they once were. So the morals of the day are fear of sexual intimacy, homosexuality, and anything else that slows breeding. Messages to that effect not issued by biblical decree anymore, they are fed through movie scripts, mainstream media journalism, social memes, and other communications channels. Authoritarian insistance is rarely used, because PR campaigns that redirect mob hatred in the desired directions are much more effective.


#7AngleWyrm

Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:44 PM

Personally, I don't believe in morals, because most "moral values" I know about are vague and "true just because they say so".

"Don't touch a hot stove."

"YOU CAN'T TELL ME WAT TO DO!!!1!"

* burns hand one or more times until the pain response prevents further hand-burning efforts *

 

Morals aren't a source of authority, they are a shortcut, a table-of-contents entry into an encyclopedia of experiences.

Morals are a form of optimizing behavior patterns to the environment in which we exist.

 

In the Frontier days of the 1800s, there was value in breeding large families; expansion to fill the Wild West. And the Industrious Man who earned his keep through hard work was a valuable asset at that time. So the Book of Mormon, which was written at that time reflects that specific set of values. But it's frozen in time, and thus a bit out of date.

 

The world of the 2000s is full of people, and so large families are no longer as valuable as they once were. So the morals of the day are fear of sexual intimacy, homosexuality, and anything else that slows breeding. Messages to that effect not issued by biblical decree anymore, they are fed through movie scripts, mainstream media journalism, social memes, and other communications channels. Authoritarian insistance is rarely used, because PR campaigns that redirect mob hatred in the desired directions are much more effective. Just Say No to Drugs. Smoking is Evil.


#6AngleWyrm

Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:43 PM

Personally, I don't believe in morals, because most "moral values" I know about are vague and "true just because they say so".

"Don't touch a hot stove."

"YOU CAN'T TELL ME WAT TO DO!!!1!"

* burns hand one or more times until the pain response prevents further hand-burning efforts *

 

Morals aren't a source of authority, they are a shortcut, a table-of-contents entry into an encyclopedia of experiences.

Morals are a form of optimizing behavior patterns to the environment in which we exist.

 

In the Frontier days of the 1800s, there was value in breeding large families; expansion to fill the Wild West. And the Industrious Man who earned his keep through hard work was a valuable asset at that time. So the Book of Mormon, which was written at that time reflects that specific set of values. But it's frozen in time, and thus a bit out of date.

 

The world of the 2000s is full of people, and so large families are no longer as valuable as they once were. So the morals of the day are fear of sexual intimacy, homosexuality, and anything else that slows breeding. Messages to that effect not issued by biblical decree anymore, they are fed through movie scripts, mainstream media journalism, social memes, and other communications channels. Authoritarian insistance is rarely used, because PR campaigns that redirect mob hatred in the desired directions are much more effective. Just Say No to Drugs. Smoking is Evil.


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