But you're not interested in the, "rights of all," only those who agree with you; but we don't all have to agree except on one thing. I will never interfere in your life, or the life of any other adult. If everyone would agree to that, no one would want or need oppressive laws, policies, and procedures. I'm not interested in anyone protecting my, "rights," whatever you think those are, and therefore have no interest in your oppressive laws, policies, and procedures by which you wish to interfere in and control other individual's lives.
A moral individual is guided by what he knows is right, not by what he or anyone else feels.... if it's just a matter of our feelings?
That's exactly what I said, except that I added, "authority," by which I meant she and her husband are the only people who may morally make choices for the child until it is old enough to make choices for itself.... A woman has responsibility for her child, but not ownership.
Well you are, but there's no need to apologize. I appreciate mocking when it's done well.I'm not mocking you, ...
I know rhetoric is not taught in schools any longer, but if it were and you had learned it, you would know the word, "nature," is being used as a metaphor for the way things are before human beings ignorantly interfere in them--it has nothing to do with authority. You are absolutely correct, "Nature has no 'authority.' It has no 'plan.' It doesn't 'intend' for us to be one thing or the other."... but I have to remark that I'm always amused to see "nature" invoked as some sort of substitute for God. It's like the same people who will tell you that nature is an indifferent force, or something "red in tooth and claw," will then turn around and suggest nature has a "plan," a "direction," an "intention" for you, which you are obligated to follow. So what God won't do, Grand Old Mother Nature rushes in to do...really?
Nature has no "authority." It has no "plan." It doesn't "intend" for us to be one thing or the other. If there's no God, there's no authority in Nature.
Every human being must discover what his own nature is, what the requirements of that nature are, and how he must live to fulfill the requirements of that nature. There is no authority to tell him how to live. A human must discover how to live and then choose to do it.