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Which correctly describes what right and wrong actually are?

Poll runs till Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:29 pm

Inscribed on the Fabric of Reality
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33%
Relative
1
33%
Moral Being's Command
1
33%
 
Total votes: 3

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Right and Wrong Are...

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Question for Debate: Which of the following options correctly describe right and wrong?

1. Right and wrong are inscribed on the fabric of reality. Right and wrong exist, and they exist independently of what any being says they are. The powerful or many, judging the few, or the one, or the disadvantaged, or the voiceless, may simply be wrong, independently of any being's judgment.

2. Right and wrong are relative. Right and wrong either don't exist at all, or are relative to something such as time, place, or even the individual themselves. The classic example, if you can't wrap your head around this, is that druids protecting their forest from being chopped down are good, but the invading humans trying to chop the forest are doing so because the trees hold a cure to their worst sickness, and they can also be good.

3. Right and wrong are whatever the greatest moral being says they are. There is some being, or combination of beings, with (however they obtained it) higher moral authority. This sort of being gets to tell beings without moral authority (or with less moral authority) what to do, legitimately, and whatever it says is absolutely right.

If you believe in BOTH 1 and 3, and Right and Wrong were inscribed on reality by God and cannot be changed, please pick 1. If you believe in BOTH 3 and 1, and Right and Wrong are inscribed on reality by God and can be changed (regardless of whether you think God will actually do so), please pick 3.

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Purple Knight wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:29 pm Question for Debate: Which of the following options correctly describe right and wrong?

1. Right and wrong are inscribed on the fabric of reality. Right and wrong exist, and they exist independently of what any being says they are. The powerful or many, judging the few, or the one, or the disadvantaged, or the voiceless, may simply be wrong, independently of any being's judgment.

2. Right and wrong are relative. Right and wrong either don't exist at all, or are relative to something such as time, place, or even the individual themselves. The classic example, if you can't wrap your head around this, is that druids protecting their forest from being chopped down are good, but the invading humans trying to chop the forest are doing so because the trees hold a cure to their worst sickness, and they can also be good.

3. Right and wrong are whatever the greatest moral being says they are. There is some being, or combination of beings, with (however they obtained it) higher moral authority. This sort of being gets to tell beings without moral authority (or with less moral authority) what to do, legitimately, and whatever it says is absolutely right.

If you believe in BOTH 1 and 3, and Right and Wrong were inscribed on reality by God and cannot be changed, please pick 1. If you believe in BOTH 3 and 1, and Right and Wrong are inscribed on reality by God and can be changed (regardless of whether you think God will actually do so), please pick 3.
Relative, mostly.
Not much is 100% 'this or that' in this world
Have a great, potentially godless, day!

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