Can you think of an action or circumstance where something immoral doesn’t cause unwanted harm (physical mental or spiritual)?
Is it just a coincidence that virtually everything (in case you think of something) that’s immoral causes unwanted harm?
Do you need a god to tell you that being harmed is “bad”?
I don’t need god to tell me that someone punching me in the face (for no reason) is wrong. That is unjustified aggression. Retaliation would be justified. There’s nothing circular about that.
To date, the greatest distance achieved has been 7 miles apart. Far enough that devices can measure the speed of light and the test confirms that the particles are reacting faster than the speed of light. Keep in mind that we can track time extremely small…
0.000000000000000000001 is the smallest unit of time ever measured. This is less time it take light to travel the distance of a single atom.
IT was as if some ghostly bridge across the city of Geneva, Switzerland, had permitted two photons of light nearly seven miles apart to respond simultaneously to a stimulus applied to just one of them.
The twin-photon experiment by Dr. Nicolas Gisin of the University of Geneva and his colleagues last month was the most spectacular demonstration yet of the mysterious long-range connections that exist between quantum events, connections created from nothing at all, which in theory can reach instantaneously from one end of the universe to the other.
LOL…I didn’t intend that as an insult
I should just concede that you’ve wasted more time in unproductive activities than I have, but I can’t.
I’m also old enough to remember the days of BBS’ and text-based MUD’s. My step-dad worked in video teleconferencing (after being in the army as a communications tech). He was always bringing home stuff. Atari 800, Commodore 64. We had an IBM PC was a 386 (SX12?)…My first new purchase (on my own) was a P166 Intel-based PC, though I owned several 486’s that were used.
My first dedicated video game system was Magnavox Oddessy II. Should have waited for the Atari 2600…
I’ve been in IT all of my professional life and played more games than I care to admit. So, I won’t lay out how much, I’ll just say that until there is something significant at stake I’m not going to admit how much time I’ve wasted playing games
Indecently, I’ve been paid a significant sum as a consultant on this project, so it seems all those years weren’t entirely wasted.
I’m curious, does god ever answer? How can you tell the difference between what you hear in your mind as “yours” and “gods” voice (or whatever you’d call it)?
I don’t see how that’s in any way any different than what I believe.
I have only the information that I’ve been taught or taught myself. I’m aware of the consequences of my actions and I’m capable of caring how those actions affect others. Even if I don’t care about others, I still know that respecting other peoples desires to avoid harm is one of the best ways to avoid being harmed.
Furthermore, even if somehow I convince myself that it’s ok when I do harm, it’s not difficult to step back and realize that even a rapist who likes to violate the freedom of others knows that what he’s doing is wrong as the rapist would not want to be raped. Of course, there are outliers, but that’s what happens when you have free will. The choice to take actions that are counter to your own health and survival. Point is, the bible won’t help those sorts of people any more than an asserted secular morality.