Big Scary Liberal
- Jan 8, 2010
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I saw this post on another thread, but I am putting it here to avoid derailing.
I guess my question is, why do people need to feel that there is something beyond themselves to determine right and wrong? Do you guys who believe in this philosophy really feel that this is the only way it can be determined? It just amazes me.If there were truly no natural rights, what Hitler did wouldn't have morally been wrong (there could be no absolute morality without natural rights). But even by his culture at the time, he would have been wrong for the mass killings he inspired. Though he was in charge and people feared him; so he was able to get away with it. And I guess he got to define the law. So morally and legally he did nothing wrong. Along accepted social terms, however, he was still wrong.