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by RWStanding
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christian Church
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Christian Church

Christian Church The established churches have always been mindful of their own assumed authority. It colours the way they portray the ‘Christian’ ethic as being based on outright obedience to an emporer ‘God’. An ethic that plays into the hands of bigots and well known extremists, past and present....
by RWStanding
Wed May 29, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rights and Equality and Love
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Rights and Equality and Love

Rights and Equality and Love It is patently obvious that every citizen of an altruist democracy has an equality of rights, and corresponding duties. That means all saints, sinners, murderers, gay,and ambiguous. To say that every citizen is ethically equal does not follow from that. It does implicitl...
by RWStanding
Wed May 29, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Direction of Travel
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Direction of Travel

Ethical values have no purpose other than in respect of the society created. Freedom is one of the populist values of today. But for the past geneation the very opposite of freedom for Society or the Individual or both has been evolving. With modern technology and the computer it was envisaged that ...
by RWStanding
Tue May 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Healthy Society
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Healthy Society

Healthy Society If Ethics is not employed so as to define types of society then it serves little or no purpose. Taking it for granted that it is shown that Altruist Society is dissociated from a Market Society. Altruist Society provides people with rights and expects reciprocal duties. If we have a ...
by RWStanding
Sat May 18, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Religion
Replies: 127
Views: 3218

Religion

Religion The Human Rights Act with regard to freedom of religion is so hedged about by provisions, that it has little actual meaning. We may say we are Christian, Moslem, Buddhist, or whatever, but that merely signifies using a different name and concept for ‘god’. We may believe in any god that doe...
by RWStanding
Fri May 03, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Inclusion
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Inclusion

Inclusion “Inclusion is seen as a universal human right. The aim of inclusion is to embrace all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other need. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance (removal of barriers). It affect...
by RWStanding
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ownership ?
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Ownership ?

Ownership [Nationalisation?] Political life is littered with archaic terms and behaviour that can only confuse reality. There may and must be legal definitions for varieties of ownership, most of which have a long tradition turned to stone. But the essential meaning of ownership, must centre around ...
by RWStanding
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Freedom of Religion
Replies: 41
Views: 1465

Freedom of Religion

Freedom of Religion There may be a fundamental flaw in this ethic as it is presently used. What we understand by this is that every person has the right to choose his own religion. But this right must be predicated on the basis that everyone has the right to his own private religion. For in choosing...
by RWStanding
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Liberalism
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Liberalism

Liberalism Liberalism is a simple value that can easily be corrupted. It is seen as a democratic value opposed to tyranny and bigotry. But in use it is and must be related to other values that define it positively. Self-interested egoism is a simple value in opposition to altruism. Responsibility an...
by RWStanding
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Discussion without random and vulgar Free-Speech
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Free Discussion without random and vulgar Free-Speech

Free Discussion without random and vulgar Free-Speech Freedom to Discuss is sensible altruist terminology for a sober exchange of opinion, that does not verbally assault a particular person. This does not preclude naming a person or group that is deemed to be morally deficient, while taking the risk...
by RWStanding
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Marriage and Society
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Marriage and Society

Marriage and Society It has been stated that, marriage laws are fifty years old and need to be modernised for the 21st century. This is pure political rhetoric. There is no implicit virtue in either age or modernity. The real question is what fits the society we espouse, rather than the society that...
by RWStanding
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Society and the Person
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Society and the Person

Society and the Person There is a tendency today to treat ethics as a matter of individuals being ‘nice’. to each other. Reducing the debate to the personality, almost in isolation. But we are parts of society, and society itself must be considered. Where a person is born without a limb, it is a gre...
by RWStanding
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Categories and Little Boxes
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Categories and Little Boxes

Categories and Little Boxes There is a tendency to put everything into discrete boxes when, in reality, there is an overlap of even melding of all the assumed categories. Thus, we have a view of ‘law and order’ or politics, social-norms, culture, and ethics, as being separate. Especially as between ...
by RWStanding
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ethics
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Ethics

Ethics For a moral altruist society: If we do not discriminate on the basis of Ethics then we do not have any ethical philosophy. If cultures include ethics or moral codes then discrimination is necessary regarding the ethics, although not regarding any innocuous element of culture. If religions inc...
by RWStanding
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Lies and Integrity
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Lies and Integrity

Lies and Lies As today, we often listen to ethicists expounding largely on the matter of ‘black’ and ‘white’ lies. Every mother knows the difference! It is important but misses the fundamentals. The question at heart is that of Integrity and how it employs the ‘truth’ or white and black lies.. In an...