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by Peter Holmes
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

Dachsund I let go something you wrote earlier - but here it is: 'So why did "Planned Parenthood go to such lengths to cover up the reality of what they were doing? Why did they LIE (and let's face it, that's effectively what they were doing) to the public and the regulatory authorities? I'll tell yo...
by Peter Holmes
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

Dachsund You wrote this: 'You are correct as well in noting that Peter does not, it would seem, understand the difference between intuitive knowledge and opinion. Briefly, "opinion" is a lower grade of knowledge that concerns the world of perceived sensory experience. Intuition, by contrast is immed...
by Peter Holmes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

Dachsund Your essay is nothing more than an extended explanation of why you think abortion is morally wrong. Your appeal to intuition is the standard dodge in defense of opinions with no other justification. Your appeal to the human personhood of the foetus does nothing to justify the claim that the...
by Peter Holmes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: Pete

Yeah, I get what you're sayin: that is, there are no moral facts, it's all opinion (well-founded or pulled directly from one's keister), so it's on us -- not to discover and understand (a nonexistent) natural law -- but to hold and act on opinions that are productive or beneficial to, presumably, t...
by Peter Holmes
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: Here you go, Pete (all folksy autobiography ditched)

If I’m a libertarian free will (I am) and if cause and effect stands (it does), then there must be ‘something’ intrinsic to me that makes my defiance of cause and effect possible. This ‘something’ must be supra-natural because anything wholly of nature is mired in cause and effect. So, this supra-n...
by Peter Holmes
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: Pete

"can you cite a moral fact and show why it describes a feature of reality correctly" I think I did that already. To my satisfaction: I've cited a moral fact and tied it directly (and correctly) to a feature of reality. You disagree. Since I got no time or taste for ridin' a merry go 'round today: w...
by Peter Holmes
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

No, it doesn't make it clearer. Oh, sorry. I'll try again. The good is that which is in harmony with a god's nature, and the not-good is that which isn't in harmony with a god's nature. But this is circular. A god is good. What is goodness? Harmoniousness with a god's nature. It doesn't explain wha...
by Peter Holmes
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: Pete

"Please can you produce an example and show how it describes a feature of reality correctly." I can tell you what I think. I believe myself to be a free will (of the libertarian agent causation variety). My experience of myself, in the world, convinces me of this. Thing is: reality seems to be dete...
by Peter Holmes
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: Pete

"Your argument seems to be: people don't want to die, so killing people is morally wrong." Well, if 'morality' is subjective, has no grounding in reality, is just consensus or is just majority-determined: then 'morality' literally is what the majority sez it is, yeah? If the majority choose to resp...
by Peter Holmes
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

Peter: Koran, Ten Commandments, Litany of Curses( Deuteronomy 27:15-26),Code of Hammurabi, Lex Talionis for examples. Civil law is usually founded upon religious moral codes. No doubt. But what and where is 'the moral law', and who codified it? You've just listed various moral codes, some claiming ...
by Peter Holmes
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

Belinda You talk confidently about 'the moral law'. And you say there's no codified 'sacred law' about abortion. Do you think there's a codified moral law? And if so, what and where is it - and who codified it? More to the point, I don't see how morality - judgements about the rights and wrongs of b...
by Peter Holmes
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: Pete

"Why is killing a human being wrong?" I don't want to die. So much so, I will most surely try to kill the one who tries to kill me. This desire for life, this impulse to defend one's life, seems to be natural and normal. Most folks, most of the time, at any given place, at any given time, demonstra...
by Peter Holmes
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

I apologise. I took you to mean that whatever the Creator commands us to do or refrain from doing, we should do or refrain from doing, because that would be morally good. My misunderstanding. Not a problem. It happens to us all. So if the Creator commanded us to do something wicked, you wouldn't do...
by Peter Holmes
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

And there, in a nutshell, is the moral bankruptcy of your position. What a god, (for the existence, nature and opinions of which there is no evidence), says is good or evil is good or evil. That is not what I said. You must be careful to read what I actually said, not to guess at what you think I m...
by Peter Holmes
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

Why is killing a human being wrong? And is that a fact, or an opinion? A fact. It's a fact because the Creator declared our performing of an act of murder to be an act incommensurate with His character. In short, He told us "No." And there, in a nutshell, is the moral bankruptcy of your position. W...