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Postby Riki on Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:54 pm

If a man resists the natural urge to cultivate moral and ethical qualities the result is disorder of soul and mind. A man can so distort his perceptual growth as to remain ever either an intellectual dwarf or an indecisive retardation.
If the reasoning does emanate from an orderly mind - will not surely grasp the beauty of ethics.

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Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:26 pm

Riki wrote:If a man resists the natural urge to cultivate moral and ethical qualities the result is disorder of soul and mind.


I disagree. I don't think the urge to cultivate moral and ethical qualities is natrual. I think ethics and morals are mad-made concepts generated so that we can exist semi-peacefully in an advanced society. I say advanced because I mean a society with intelligent thought and language, as opposed to a society of monkeys or some other primate.

the only reason we have ethics and morals is because we have an advanced society, which isn't natrual either.
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Postby onlinebiker on Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:28 pm

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"The illusion of the seventh veil was the illusion that you could get somebody else to do it for you. To think for you. To hang on your cross. The priest, the rabbi, the inam, the swami, the philosophical novelist were traffic cops, at best. They might direct you through a busy intersection, but the wouldn't follow you home and park your car."

-- Tom Robbins from "Skinny Legs and All'

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