How come most of us know it is wrong to kill or steal?
And yet, just 100 years ago there were still cannibals in Papua New Guinea. Nice, tonight we are having a leg of neighbour, maybe with potatoes and gravy.
Also, it is totally ok to kill in a war, it is required, or the soldiers will be court-martialed. Many a soldier has never got over it that they have killed.
Animals don't have that sort of conscience. Neither have true hunters. I could not hunt, as I love and respect other animals. Don't even like it when fishers hold up their catch, which is still gasping for water to breathe. For heaven's sake, kill the poor thing or throw it back, but don't let it suffer.
Not sure if that has to do with conscience though.
Susan Doris Wrote:
> Yes, I agree.Quote
Metaphysics notwithstanding, I would
> imagine that you and I have similar ethical codes,
> Yes, I agree here too. Perhaps it is a pity thatQuote
There have been many notable lapses, but I
> try to live by what my conscience tells me is
> good. In the context of my own faith, my way is to
> not overly question if various behaviors are or
> not a sin. My 'faith' is that God knows that this
> is too broad a subject for mortals, and that such
> filtering is okay in general. Personally, Susan, I
> believe that one's conscience is a good identifier
> of situations that call for ethical emphasis. :
> the word' conscience' is also on a list of words
> in decline. It is a word that, for those of my
> generation, had a major influence! The word
> 'ethics' is an improvement but when I was younger,
> I would have found that word to be one not
> associated with my everyday life. We refer to
> conscience as an internal trait, but , ethics does
> not have the same personal association, I think.