Re: Our Messed up Society
You can't understand that people stick to their guns, because they want peace, or you find it difficult to connect being pro-life to capital punishment. Some of the people, if not all of them, are both pro-life and support not only capital punishment, but also euthanasia. Not that they support killing, but they want it to be allowed. That is because, every man is the master of his own destiny, and respecting others is important. If someone wants to die, we shouldn't get to much involved. For the NATION it is beneficial that person who wants to die - dies, because we have one idiot less. Population decreases in size - one benefit, and if it was an idiot another benefit. It's all about progress. Even pro-life thing looks better from atheists' point of view. Each baby is a unique set of genes, so it's important to keep each of them alive, so they can make us progress. Death penalty is aimed at murderers. Doctor that performs abortion is one them. There is no hypocrisy in any of the examples you pointed out in first post. Enough of this...
Originally Posted by Uzimaki Akira
There are two categories of people. Some of them advocate "nothing ventured, nothing gained" like I do, and others follow "forewarned is forearmed" like you. People of your type (socialist, because you use term social structure) are not human beings from cultural point of view. Every normal person can tell a difference between Sunday and any other day of the week, but animals and socialists can't. I Don't want (eventually) for my kids to get a better life, I want them to get the best that's possible. Society is different every month every year. Some of them die, some are born, some get 18 and are able to vote. Society is meaningless. Nation is the effort of many generations. It's our parents, grandparents, great grandfathers and so on. It's called tradition. Everyone is different, so you can speak for everyone, you don't know every kid only their parents know it.
Among two armies from which one wins the war and the other sits on their asses, the first one is more afraid of dying but they win. You see, the purpose of the life is not to just "live through" it. People have their ambition, their ideals, and they are ready to fight and die for them. You just want eat and live. OK, I think it's really enough now...