04-11-2017, 08:28 AM
Just as with the bible, things can be misconstrued and nearly anything rationalized to support an agenda. You like smoking pot? You enjoy a neat scotch? Tell me which is moral? You might have to factor in a time-frame and/or religion to answer those questions. Is there a universal morality? I have my understanding of morality but I'm under no illusion that this is somehow shared, and I know for a fact that if put under the right circumstances I'll start to make rationalized compromises (choices). I dont wish to put my family into your formula, so I do the best I can to make decisions that give me and my family options. There are, however, a great deal of people willing to play your game of chance.
You've already acknowledged it in you last post. I'm not saying you need to accept rape - not at all. Still, I suppose you could, and some do. All I'm saying is that there are some who dont follow your, or my for that matter, understanding of what is moral. For what its worth, I would have no qualms about killing a rapist - I wouldt think twice. Rape brings risk of life threatening disease and complicated social, mental, economic, and life issues. I think lethal force is warranted in such cases, but masses (including the media) probably do not. People might say that I'm not a judge, and have no moral standing to kill a rapist. I cant control the world, but I do the best help my children be aware of their world/surroundings. I try the best I can to avoid risky behaviors (my children have only had 1 babysitter, ever - their grandma). If my wife's mother raped my children, would I be morally justified in killing her? My wife and I might have a different moral take on the matter - you might too.
My wife is a pretty good example. She believes that we give to our local church, and therefore they will support us should there be an economic collapse. Its the moral thing to do... She believes that the police will help keep order, and that our neighbors will continue to be "moral" people if such an event is to occur. However, acknowledging the fact that police have their own families and self interests, might help one decide to purchase firearms, ammunition, training, etc.. The neighbors are friendly and "moral" today, but when they are hungry they just might lower the bar... Its not so hard for the neighbor to kill or steal when their survival is at stake.