"Anything that tells you how to behave is unnatural, therefore you have the right to challenge it."
"Anything that tells you how to behave is unnatural, therefore you have the right to challenge it." This is a non-sequitur, false logic.
And Haley.. You are ankle deep by now in philosophical BS!
How do you judge your own conscience? Natural or not?
My thoughts precisely :)
I yell at her every day. She hates me. See my comment below
Philosophy is literally driving me crazy lol
And I don't know where my conscience comes from. Part of it may be unnatural. But there are probably natural parts to it.
Weird. I used to hate philosophy
WE ARE ALL STARTING TO HATE IT❗️
Sure. Society tells us that jealousy, anger, hate, envoy, selfishness are all bad. And yet they are all natural
I may agree with the conclusion , but the premise used is false...
Anything? As in everything in the universe anything?
So when my stomach tells me I'm hungry, I should fight it?
When my eyes see there is a person in the road and I should stop the car I shouldn't believe in the no killing law?
Absolute nonsense. The Bible is not "unnatural." It does indeed tell you how to behave, but it comes from the One Who made us in the first place. You can't get more natural than that.
Keep your elbows off the table!
I challenge the validity of that rule!
Gravity tells you how to behave. Pretty sure it's natural...
Ha! Don't slurp either!
I'm stunned and at a loss that so many disagreed. Challenge everything, but especially challenge those who would interfere with your absolute right to find and follow your own path. The right behavior for you is what feels right to you. Always.
Like speed limits?
Yes challenge them! Not disregard them, but certainly try to get them fixed. If nobody challenged them we'd still be crawling along at 55.
So the law telling you not to murder should be challenged? It is the absoluteness (is that a word?) of the statement that caused me to disagree. Often, yes, maybe even most of the time, but "anything"? No.
DaveL: Again, it's an important distinction between challenge and disregard. At some point some people must have challenged the rule against killing and decided that it was okay in defense of the state or as punishment for a crime.
Shall we challenge the ideology that we must challenge everything?
Just now you are telling them how to behave. And following your own advice, I should ignore you...
Please, please do.
Few can rise to the challenge of challenging everything without infringing on the rights of others.
Lord of the Flies.
Count of Monte Christo
As far as morality is concerned: completely opposite. The natural tendency is selfishness and we will lie, steal, and kill if it's between us and anyone else. Immorality has an "us vs. them" mentality subtly underneath.
I don't think parents telling young children how to behave is unnatural.
Yes, but it's also ok for the child to question its parents.
It wasn't when I was growing up.
Why be sorry? It taught me respect and discipline- something that many kids in today's society sorely lack.
No. Kids today are over disciplined, that's why they act foolish when away from their parents. They get to act like kids, but over emphasize it since they aren't allowed to be free when their parents are around.
Some people have a natural tendency question everything (me). Nothing wrong with but you will be viewed with suspicion by the less curious.
This implies you don't have the right to challenge that which is natural...
Its unnatural for an 18 year old to ask questions like this when half the country is still sleeping!
Haley , i will save my fashion response for tonight ❤️
Hahah well I've already been to two classes today :)
I hope you don't mind. If it bothers you I will stop. I think you are one smart cookie❤️
No I don't mind at all! And thank you :)
Haley: you started this, your crowd is getting rowdy. Haley. Haley. HALEY. HALEY
where are you?
Haha wait what did I do??? :)
Haley needs to go to philosophy rehab!
Your commentors are running amuck and as the Pollster you should set them straight. It is only natural!
Doc talk to her. Clearly she needs medical intervention.
Sorry doc, she's challenging your right to tell her to intervene in the comments.
Yes, especially if force accompanies the telling.
You have the right to challenge it, doesn't mean you are going to win. For example any law outlawing murders never getting over turned.
I disagreed as the first thing that came to mind was instincts. Instincts can tell you how to behave, and in my head, are pretty natural.
That's not like a institution or set of rules telling you how to behave though.
I know that isn't entirely clear in the question, but I don't think instincts *tell* you how to behave.
I get what you're saying though.
That's how I read it too presrvd, like... "My conscience is telling me I shouldn't rape that woman, but I'm going to question that. What if rape is the right thing to do?" Just want to clarify that's a hypothetical, I'm not actually thinking that...
Anything could be the laws of the land. Many try to live by the Bible or the Quran.
We talked all about John Locke today in history class.. Lol
And for clarity, unnatural doesn't necessarily mean bad or wrong.. Just that it isn't a part of your natural state.
I love John Locke!