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15-03-2012, 10:26 PM (This post was last modified: 15-03-2012 10:29 PM by houseofcantor.)
RE: Is human life sacred?
Quote:The Loins chase a herd of Zebra

I got some zebra-chasing loins... Tongue

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15-03-2012, 10:46 PM
RE: Is human life sacred?
(15-03-2012 10:26 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
Quote:The Loins chase a herd of Zebra

I got some zebra-chasing loins... Tongue

Me too, brother. Wink

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16-03-2012, 11:04 AM
RE: Is human life sacred?
(15-03-2012 09:41 PM)Thomas Wrote:  We base this morality on religious teaching exclusively.

With the greatest of respect, poppy cock. I need no reference what so ever religious or otherwise to understand the philosophy of enlightened self interest. Is human life sacred, in the sense of holy or blessed then no. Is human life special, your darn tootin it is, through defending the sanctity of human life I elevate the value of MY life.

No need for god, no need for fluffy goodness - human life is special because I dont wanna be killed out of hand.

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16-03-2012, 12:56 PM (This post was last modified: 16-03-2012 12:59 PM by Thomas.)
RE: Is human life sacred?
(15-03-2012 10:21 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(15-03-2012 09:41 PM)Thomas Wrote:  We are the gods now.

We always were.

This should be the new atheist billboard slogan:

"Humanity...We are the gods".

This is positive atheism!!!
Give people something positive to move to, as opposed to a religion the cling to out of fear.

(16-03-2012 11:04 AM)Humakt Wrote:  
(15-03-2012 09:41 PM)Thomas Wrote:  We base this morality on religious teaching exclusively.

With the greatest of respect, poppy cock. I need no reference what so ever religious or otherwise to understand the philosophy of enlightened self interest. Is human life sacred, in the sense of holy or blessed then no. Is human life special, your darn tootin it is, through defending the sanctity of human life I elevate the value of MY life.

No need for god, no need for fluffy goodness - human life is special because I dont wanna be killed out of hand.

I believe we are in agreement if you take this statement in context.

The old gods are dead, let's invent some new ones before something really bad happens.
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16-03-2012, 01:16 PM (This post was last modified: 16-03-2012 01:34 PM by Humakt.)
RE: Is human life sacred?
(16-03-2012 12:56 PM)Thomas Wrote:  
(15-03-2012 10:21 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(15-03-2012 09:41 PM)Thomas Wrote:  We are the gods now.

We always were.

This should be the new atheist billboard slogan:

"Humanity...We are the gods".

This is positive atheism!!!
Give people something positive to move to, as opposed to a religion the cling to out of fear.

(16-03-2012 11:04 AM)Humakt Wrote:  
(15-03-2012 09:41 PM)Thomas Wrote:  We base this morality on religious teaching exclusively.

With the greatest of respect, poppy cock. I need no reference what so ever religious or otherwise to understand the philosophy of enlightened self interest. Is human life sacred, in the sense of holy or blessed then no. Is human life special, your darn tootin it is, through defending the sanctity of human life I elevate the value of MY life.

No need for god, no need for fluffy goodness - human life is special because I dont wanna be killed out of hand.

I believe we are in agreement if you take this statement in context.

Perhaps we do, I'll admit to skim reading the thread to catch up. In that light I may have misinfereed your meaning. I'll read your post.

Reread, your post including the contextual paragraph I missed on first read through, I stand corrected and apologise to you. My misreading of your literary allusion to a first person tense, combined with my inattension are at fault.


   

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18-03-2012, 02:37 PM
RE: Is human life sacred?
(16-03-2012 01:16 PM)Humakt Wrote:  Reread, your post including the contextual paragraph I missed on first read through, I stand corrected and apologise to you. My misreading of your literary allusion to a first person tense, combined with my inattension are at fault.

You will find much double-speak tongue-in-cheek sarcasm on this site and many very clever people with interesting perspectives.

The old gods are dead, let's invent some new ones before something really bad happens.
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20-03-2012, 03:01 AM
RE: Is human life sacred?
(18-03-2012 02:37 PM)Thomas Wrote:  
(16-03-2012 01:16 PM)Humakt Wrote:  Reread, your post including the contextual paragraph I missed on first read through, I stand corrected and apologise to you. My misreading of your literary allusion to a first person tense, combined with my inattension are at fault.

You will find much double-speak tongue-in-cheek sarcasm on this site and many very clever people with interesting perspectives.

Kinda inexcusable for me to have missed that, as its my normal mode of communicating to Tongue

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16-04-2013, 11:27 AM (This post was last modified: 16-04-2013 11:35 AM by mitchelljames87.)
RE: Is human life sacred?
If I may bring a thread back to life:

the sanctity of life, as we all know is a strictly religious concept, as sacred literally means 'to be set apart'.

If I were to have a sacred book (If I had to choose... Nicomachean Ethics or George Orwell's 1984) then I would set it apart, on my book shelf, from other books so not to mix them up, or taint my sacred book with others.

The connotation that human life is sacred, therefore, means that there has to be something of a higher power which has set human life apart from other forms of life. We could infer that this higher power is God.

As an atheist one would be reluctant to consider this so.

therefore, human life can not be sacred. however, as Nach_In identified in the first response, that as moral agents we may consider ourselves important, perhaps even special, if we consider the cognitive abilities which we possess to be of unique worth.

Great thread, Thomas.

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16-04-2013, 11:57 AM
RE: Is human life sacred?
Some may, for various reasons, consider human life "sacred" or otherwise relevant. And not just human life, but "life" in general.

This is mere hubris. Life is common. You are unique, and yet divisible into common elements through knowledge of chemistry and perceived by modern understanding as relatively commonplace.

How do we proceed?
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16-04-2013, 12:28 PM
RE: Is human life sacred?
Human life is no more important than any other life.
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