I felt I should post this and see if anyone else had anything to say
It took me a while to type this up because I wanted to say it just right, and in fact when I was done I ended up deleting about a paragraph and a half because it didn’t really help my overall point. But I’m pretty proud with how it turned out. To give you the back story, my friend’s mom posted a Facebook status that I will copy and paste here, but basically it was saying their was no right and wrong without a religious belief. I’ve had many conversations about this in the past with others and felt I should at least post a general idea of why this is a false premise.
”If there is no God, then really there is nothing that is right or wrong. It is just what you want to do. Whether that be work or not work, kill or not kill, molest or not molest. Interesting. Just thinking in words this morning.”
That’s only true if you only guide morality in terms of its biblical definition, and even then most people only look at certain passages not the entire scripture. People happily quote Leviticus 18:22 while ignoring Leviticus 11:8 or Leviticus 19:19.
I think the best basis for morality comes from our own declaration of independence.
‘We hold these truths to be self–evident, That all men are created equal, That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, That among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness’
Basically every man, woman, and child should be allowed to do whatever they wish to do in such a way that they are guaranteed the possibility of a life of freedom and happiness. This means that anything that would infringe on another person’s freedom or happiness, or especially cause harm, is not allowed and should be punished. In most cases, the punishment should either be an eye for an eye or a reasonable inference.
If one does not wish to work, then they don’t have to. But unless their friends and family are willing to take on the burden of supporting them then they will quickly perish. However, it is not required of anyone to take care of them. Anyone that chooses to do so, even at the risk of ruining their own personal happiness, does so by their own choice. In this way, I see a lot of my friends helping take care of their deadbeat family and friends because they feel obligated to. They aren’t required to but they are making a choice to sacrifice their happiness so that their loved ones do not end up dead or on the streets.
In this way, killing and molestation are very much evidently wrong. If you kill someone, unless they were universally hated, which I find hard to believe – in other words, there is not a person on this earth that cared for them in any way, not family, not friends, not even a kind soul who generally cares for everyone – then you have caused the person that loved the murdered person pain and sadness. Molestation, whether it be a child, man, or woman is the same way. No one has the right to force themselves, sexually or in any other way, upon another person against their will.
Morality is an easy issue once you think of it in terms that every man, woman, and child has a right to freedom and anything that is done that inhibits another persons freedoms is immoral act. Obviously this leaves room for gray areas, but the world is hardly made of up just black and white scenarios.
As in, I filled it up last night, and put it in the fridge. Woke up this morning, began to drink some water, and I’m on God-knows-what-glass of water I think there’s one glass left I basically woke up, Tucker organised the closet with the new hangers, went downstairs, Tucker made me breakfast, and I watched Supernatural. All day it’s been - get glass of water, watch Supernatural, episode ends - go pee, refill cup, watch Supernatural - repeat. That’s been the whole day. Iiiiiiii plan on continuing it that way until Bridget shows up x3
That sounds like an amazing day. I’m about to fall asleep here. Woke up about 7 PM yesterday and stayed up all night playing Halo and Magic: the Gathering with friends. Energy drinks still aren’t out of my system.
It was My God, how does your body survive like that? XD And yes I FINISHED THE BRITA I DRANK ALL OF THE WATER *cackles madly as I backflip into a fish tank* (Mama B is going to read this later and be all “da fuq” because she knows I think fish are icky)
It’s getting worse. Yesterday(s) I stayed up 27 hours and then slept 13.
Me:Dad, you're really beginning to worry me. It's like all of Tumblr escaped from the internet and took possession of your body. I don't know whether to call an exorcist or the Geek Squad.
Dad:SHH TOM IS TALKING.
Dad:Wow, he's so different from how he is in The Avengers.
Dad:OH NO WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO HIM?!
Me:I've moved on from worry to total fear.
Dad:What is their problem?! Why are they all so mean to Loki?
Dad:Because they're all ASSHOLES, that's why.
Dad:They oughta call that place Assholegard.
Dad:Assholegard: that's where they live.
Dad:OH NO LOKI DON'T CRY
Me:Dad, you are terrifying me.
Dad:Look how sad he is! HIS WHOLE LIFE IS A LIE AND HE'S SO SAD.
Me:I regret the day I ever spoke Tom Hiddleston's name in your hearing.
Dad:How can he look that pretty when he cries? He must be part angel or something.
Dad:Natalie Portman sure is cute.
Me:*sigh of relief*
Dad:OH MY GOD LOKI'S THE KING NOW.
Dad:...Why is he sitting like that?
Me:I have no flipping idea. That's just how Tom sits. Movies, interviews, whatever, he just splays out like his thighs hate each other.
Dad:Maybe he's compensating for his tiny ass. Like, the area of contact between his ass and the chair would ordinarily be too small to keep him upright, so he spreads his legs apart in order to stabilize his balance.
Me:I cannot believe some of the things that come out of your mouth.